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I have used mostly milsurp for most of my outdoorsy stuff. Spent many a night in the USGI Pup Tent. I like them a lot.

Lately I have been using more modern equipment. Shelter of choice is usually a nylon tarp. But i have always wanted a Polish Lavvu. I understand Lavvu is Polish for teepee. The Lavvu is like the USGI Pup Tent in that each soldier carries have of the complete set up. You just find a companion, hopefully someone you like, and hootch up. The Lavvu is becoming somewhat hard to find, especially in the larger sizes. And expensive. They do come in 3 sizes, basically a small, medium, and large. It's not uncommon to find the large size for $250 or more. Mediums are about $100 less and going with the small will save you another $25 or so.

I found mediums for less than a Benjamin. This was complete price for 2 sets - to make one complete Lavvu tent. NOS, unissued but in storage since the 1980's. Of course some things are too good to be true. I got a notice that the item had been removed, the seller had been compromised. . Of course again, I had already paid for it. :(

I tried the resolution department to get my money back. Kudos to the seller. He assured me that he did not scam me. Tracking info finally came to me yesterday. A package containing not one, but two complete Lavvu tents is inbound. Still a little skeptical but I am hopeful.
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A guy on YouTube has a few videos of using those. Swedwood is the name, he’s Swedish, there’s no talking, he cooks a bit odd sometimes, but he’s got some neat ideas on building bow saws, making different fires and shelters using lavvu, tarps, ponchos and tents. Carves stuff too.

In fact, pretty sure that Lavvu is supposed to be a poncho, too.
 
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A guy on YouTube has a few videos of using those. Swedwood is the name, he's Swedish, there's no talking, he cooks a bit odd sometimes, but he's got some neat ideas on building bow saws, making different fires and shelters using lavvu, tarps, ponchos and tents. Carves stuff too.

In fact, pretty sure that Lavvu is supposed to be a poncho, too.
It is indeed a poncho. Dual purpose.
 

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Both of the Lavvu sets are waiting on me at the house. Delivered one day apart. Supposed to rain this weekend with maybe some ice or winter mix. Hoping to get to play with them this weekend. We will,see if weather allows.
 
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Both of the Lavvu sets are waiting on me at the house. Delivered one day apart. Supposed to rain this weekend with maybe some ice or winter mix. Hoping to get to play with them this weekend. We will,see if weather allows.
Sounds like the perfect weather to try them out!

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Reminds me of a WWII German quarter shelter (Zeltbahn?):

https://www.sportsmansguide.com/pro...ii-m34-shelter-quarter-reproduction?a=2184730

Seems like I read these can be attached to one another to make as large a tent as you want. I thought they could also be worn as a poncho, but I may be getting the quarter shelter and Zeltbahn mixed up. Bit pricey at Sportsmansguide if getting multiples.

The Polish one looks cool!
 
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