MTDE Survival Poncho
Lightweight, compact, and reusable survival garment, whose key advantage over the survival bag or group shelter is that multiples can be combined to make larger single shelters.
This is achieved by intelligent design and placement of Velcro patches. it works as a poncho, as a cape, or as a 'want to get away from it all' shelter, as shown!
The advantage of a team using these items is that an individual stranded has enough space for themselves, without carrying extra bulk or having a shelter too big for one person to warm effectively. However, if a team is immobilised then a big-enough single shelter can also be created. The fact that different numbers of these ponchos can be combined to create a different size of shelter also increases the systems flexibility, helpful in coping with limited or oddly-shaped bivouac space.
For this reason they are also a useful component in emergency grab-bags, although their greatest benefit arises if they are carried as standard by individual team members.
Weight 190g, Packed size (in its own pocket) around that of a 'grab bag' of crisps.