OK, I was rereading this older thread the other day;- http://www.bushcraftuk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=41138&highlight=elves And one of the things that it seemed to underline and speculate upon was that to travel light a cloak or poncho of some fashion would be a step in the right direction. So , does anyone use a cloak or poncho on a regular basis for its material merits and not its artistic ones? ie its carried for its actual physical benefit and not a 'look'? I would like to see photos or hear more from 'unconvential' equipment users and how those items merit inclusion within their kit. I can understand how Army poncho's are a useful bit of kit for wearing , setting up as a tarp , using to gather material i just wonder how many other uses wool cloaks or ponchos can be utilized for ?