Sometimes your only choice of a campsite isn’t ideal, and you have to improvise some of the basics. In this video, Jason Salyer shows you how to use a pole, a bit of cordage, and a poncho to efficiently rig up a shelter regardless of available anchor points.
Jason also has plenty of tips to make your shelter setup quick and easy. It’s incredible how quickly a storm can pop up, and when that happens, you don’t want to waste time fumbling with cordage and knots.
The poncho is a required piece of gear since it can be pressed into duty to fill a variety of needs. Obviously, as rain gear, a shelter, a bivy, a portion of an improvised pack, a mattress, and the list goes on and on.
Check out our other videos for tips on using poncho shelters.