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    folks

    got my hands on thearmy DPM poncho last week, handed it back into stores
    notice something

    when you put the on over your head i piece of cord halfs ways down
    below that a line of press studs. iI know these are at the side
    but why are they there
    hurry up and wait, are you back yet

  • #2
    Originally posted by clean it again View Post
    folks

    got my hands on thearmy DPM poncho last week, handed it back into stores
    notice something

    when you put the on over your head i piece of cord halfs ways down
    below that a line of press studs. iI know these are at the side
    but why are they there
    Am guessing it' s so that it can be buttoned securely, so it can be
    worn like a hooded coat type thing (oh yeah, a poncho !!! )

    Didn't realise there were DPM issue ponchos, I've seen DPM issue bashas
    alright.....
    "Well, stone me! We've had cocaine, bribery and Arsenal scoring two goals at home. But just when you thought there were truly no surprises left in football, Vinnie Jones turns out to be an international player!" (Jimmy Greaves)!"

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    • #3
      Ponchos were issued in Liberia I think as rain gear was too hot.

      If it is the same configuration as the old 58 one. The press studs keep the sides closed (leaving a wider gap at the to for the arms and the cord is to tie it at the waist, the hood is where you put your head!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by DeV View Post
        Ponchos were issued in Liberia I think as rain gear was too hot....
        Ahhhhhh....
        "Well, stone me! We've had cocaine, bribery and Arsenal scoring two goals at home. But just when you thought there were truly no surprises left in football, Vinnie Jones turns out to be an international player!" (Jimmy Greaves)!"

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        • #5
          sorry folks

          DPM issue bashas it maybe but a that instead
          so i am now confused what i had in my hand
          hurry up and wait, are you back yet

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          • #6
            Ponchos have a hole for you to put your head in

            Bashas have no hole

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            • #7
              Are you leaving out words in your posts??? They make no sense to me.
              I probably am wrong, sorry about that!!!

              Please PM me to correct me.

              But, not if I state an opinion, only if I state something as truth!!!

              I have bad opinions but I stick by them!!!

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              • #8
                so it was a poncho I had in my hand
                sorry for the typing errors

                so any idea what the row od press studs at the front of the poncho are for
                about 12-18" long half way down from the hood.
                hurry up and wait, are you back yet

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by clean it again View Post
                  so it was a poncho I had in my hand
                  sorry for the typing errors

                  so any idea what the row od press studs at the front of the poncho are for
                  about 12-18" long half way down from the hood.
                  http://forum.irishmilitaryonline.com...91&postcount=3
                  "Well, stone me! We've had cocaine, bribery and Arsenal scoring two goals at home. But just when you thought there were truly no surprises left in football, Vinnie Jones turns out to be an international player!" (Jimmy Greaves)!"

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by clean it again View Post
                    so it was a poncho I had in my hand
                    sorry for the typing errors

                    so any idea what the row od press studs at the front of the poncho are for
                    about 12-18" long half way down from the hood.
                    Just looked at mine.

                    There is a row of six female press studs on the inside front of the poncho.

                    Not the ones down the side.
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                    • #11
                      Might help if you posted pictures.

                      Connaught Stranger

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                      • #12
                        Was thinkin that but im a lazy fecker.










                        Ill get the camera.
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                        • #13
                          the dpm ponchos have been on issue for quite a while. i got issued one about 6 years ago! still havent used it!

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                          • #14
                            The IP-DPM poncho is an exact copy of the old OG one.Now what has that got to do with anything you ask.Well the old OG poncho could attach to the foot of the 58 PTN sleeping bag which had six press studs to correspond with the six on the inside of the poncho.This combo made up a small pup tent or bivvy when used with paracord/bungies.
                            "Let us be clear about three facts. First, all battles and all wars are won in the end by the infantryman. Secondly, the infantryman always bears the brunt. His casualties are heavier, he suffers greater extremes of discomfort and fatigue than the other arms. Thirdly, the art of the infantryman is less stereotyped and far harder to acquire in modern war than that of any other arm." ------- Field Marshall Wavell, April 1945.

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                            • #15
                              Handy bit of kit, Ihave mine at the bottom of my daysack along with a few bungee's and tent pegs. Great to have on a patrol away from the patrol harbour, means you can throw it over your gear in an FRV and go do a recce and when you get back its dry.
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