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Austrian Shelter Half with Pegs and Poles, Olive Drab, Surplus
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Austrian Shelter Half with Pegs and Poles, Olive Drab, Surplus. Prepare for this sight.
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Austrian Shelter Half with Pegs and Poles, Olive Drab, Surplus. These are pretty nice size.
These are pretty nice size.
Austrian Shelter Half with Pegs and Poles, Olive Drab, Surplus. Comes with pegs & poles for half of the tent.
Comes with pegs & poles for half of the tent.
Austrian Shelter Half with Pegs and Poles, Olive Drab, Surplus. Everything fits nicely in the carrying bag.
Everything fits nicely in the carrying bag.
Austrian Shelter Half with Pegs and Poles, Olive Drab, Surplus. The complete tent would look about like this. German model pictured.
The complete tent would look about like this. German model pictured.
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Austrian Shelter Half with Pegs and Poles, Olive Drab, Surplus

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We took our chances and ordered a bunch of Austrian olive drab-colored shelter halves again. Two of these are buttoned together, forming a small pup tent for two people. As is, one shelter half works as a small makeshift shelter or a rain garment. Here's that one half, complete with pegs & poles.

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Austrian Shelter Half with Pegs and Poles, Olive Drab, Surplus.
Austrian Shelter Half with Pegs and Poles, Olive Drab, Surplus. Prepare for this sight.
Austrian Shelter Half with Pegs and Poles, Olive Drab, Surplus. These are pretty nice size.
Austrian Shelter Half with Pegs and Poles, Olive Drab, Surplus. Comes with pegs & poles for half of the tent.
Austrian Shelter Half with Pegs and Poles, Olive Drab, Surplus. Everything fits nicely in the carrying bag.
Austrian Shelter Half with Pegs and Poles, Olive Drab, Surplus. The complete tent would look about like this. German model pictured.

We took our chances and ordered a bunch of Austrian olive drab-colored shelter halves again. Two of these are buttoned together, forming a small pup tent for two people. As is, one shelter half works as a small makeshift shelter or a rain garment. Here's that one half, complete with pegs & poles.

Features

In principle, this is a pretty handy and lightweight shelter half, copied almost directly from the American model. Packs small, pretty easy to work with when setting up a lean-to style shelter with just some cordage and pegs. Measures from tip to tip and side to side about 330 x 125 cm (130" x 49"). Weighs about 650 grams (1.4 lbs). Not too bad.

The fabric is nylon/polyester, coated with polyurethane on the underside. The "problem" that will likely occur with these is that the coating will at some point start to decay, and like with synthetic leather and pop stars, the aging process is not at all a pretty sight. When you're pulling the sticky lump of nylon apart, you will immediately notice how the polyurethane peels unevenly off, and there is jack shit you can do about it. The best part however is the smell that soon reaches your nose; it's like the scent of a dirty industrial sewer and unwashed nether regions put into one. Also, it does not fade away easily, so you can enjoy it for a long time. But this doesn't really affect the use of the shelter that much, it just makes it a bit less water repellent (and more breathable?). If you have set it up well, the nylon itself should be enough.

So, if you can live with questionable water repellency and the ghastly smell and want it all in a compact, easy-to-carry package, this is the shelter for you!

Complete with a stuff sack, pegs, and poles for one half of the tent. So, buy two sets if you want the whole thing. You will also need a length of guy rope, as that might not be included.

Condition

Real deal Austrian military surplus. Used, but in overall OK condition. The smell and stickiness mentioned above might greet you, so be warned.

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