East German Shelter Half Tent-Building Bundle
East German Shelter Half Tent-Building Bundle
East German Shelter Half Tent-Building Bundle
East German Shelter Half Tent-Building Bundle

Each Bundle comes with two shelter halves (now a shelter whole) and three pole & stake sets. This healthy serving should provide a introduction into NVA shelter building.

The shelter half dates from early Tsarist Russia. On first glance, it's an odd tarp-looking piece, but to call it such would hardly do it justice.

Properly worn, it breaks up the human silhouette very effectively, especially in static positions. It excelled in this role — Russian marksmen in WWII came to rely on the shelter half for exactly that purpose.

For the regular grunt, the shelter half was also a godsend. It's light weight, low cost, and easy portability ensured every soldier could carry adequate cover into the field. It was one of the first and most important pieces of "modular" field gear.

Please see the product photos for original East-German-suggested shelter and tent configurations.

Shelter Half Specs

  • Tightly woven cotton with durable water-repellent treatment
  • East German rain pattern (Strichtarn) camouflage print
  • Arm slits and internal drawcord "hood"
  • Strong and multipurpose — can be used as a litter, ground tarp, poncho, lean-to, tent etc.
  • One shelter half measures 175cm x 175cm and weighs 1.2kg
  • Strong aluminum buttons and grommets for combining with other shelter halves and tying down shelters

Pole & Stake Specs

  • Three guy lines
  • Nine stakes
  • Two interlocking wooden poles

    East German Shelter Half Tent-Building Bundle

    Rated 4.9 out of 5
    9 Reviews
    Regular price
    $54.99
    Sale price
    $54.99
    Regular price
    $61.45
    Sold out
    Unit price
    per 

    Each Bundle comes with two shelter halves (now a shelter whole) and three pole & stake sets. This healthy serving should provide a introduction into NVA shelter building.

    The shelter half dates from early Tsarist Russia. On first glance, it's an odd tarp-looking piece, but to call it such would hardly do it justice.

    Properly worn, it breaks up the human silhouette very effectively, especially in static positions. It excelled in this role — Russian marksmen in WWII came to rely on the shelter half for exactly that purpose.

    For the regular grunt, the shelter half was also a godsend. It's light weight, low cost, and easy portability ensured every soldier could carry adequate cover into the field. It was one of the first and most important pieces of "modular" field gear.

    Please see the product photos for original East-German-suggested shelter and tent configurations.

    Shelter Half Specs

    • Tightly woven cotton with durable water-repellent treatment
    • East German rain pattern (Strichtarn) camouflage print
    • Arm slits and internal drawcord "hood"
    • Strong and multipurpose — can be used as a litter, ground tarp, poncho, lean-to, tent etc.
    • One shelter half measures 175cm x 175cm and weighs 1.2kg
    • Strong aluminum buttons and grommets for combining with other shelter halves and tying down shelters

    Pole & Stake Specs

    • Three guy lines
    • Nine stakes
    • Two interlocking wooden poles
      average rating 4.9 out of 5
      Based on 9 reviews
      • 5 Stars
        8 Reviews
      • 4 Stars
        1 Review
      • 3 Stars
        0 Reviews
      • 2 Stars
        0 Reviews
      • 1 Star
        0 Reviews
      100% of reviewers would recommend this product to a friend
      Performance
      Rated 4 out of 5
      Utility
      Rated 5 out of 5
      Customer photos and videos
      9 Reviews
      Reviewed by Max N., from United States
      Verified Buyer
      I recommend this product
      Condition
      As Described
      Rated 4 out of 5
      Review posted

      Very good

      All buttons were there, all had no holes or damage

      Loading...
      Performance
      Rated 4 out of 5
      Utility
      Rated 5 out of 5
      Was this helpful?
      Reviewed by Cliff, from United States
      Verified Buyer
      I recommend this product
      Condition
      Better Than Described
      Rated 5 out of 5
      Review posted

      Works great

      Now I can hide out in the woods on my 2 acre lot, looking into my neighbors house 24/7!

      Loading...
      Performance
      Rated 5 out of 5
      Utility
      Rated 5 out of 5
      Was this helpful?
      Reviewed by RS, from United States
      Verified Buyer
      I recommend this product
      Condition
      Better Than Described
      Rated 5 out of 5
      Review posted

      Like new

      Shelters and stakes were in excellent condition. Shipping was very fast.

      Loading...
      Performance
      Rated 5 out of 5
      Utility
      Rated 5 out of 5
      Was this helpful?
      Reviewed by Sean H., from United States
      Verified Buyer
      I recommend this product
      Condition
      Better Than Described
      Rated 5 out of 5
      Review posted

      Ivan got these from the time machine

      These canvas half tents are seriously new, unissued. No mildew, very minimal rust, and seems like it was made, packed, then unpacked by Ivan. Totally worth it.

      Loading...
      Performance
      Rated 5 out of 5
      Utility
      Rated 5 out of 5
      Was this helpful?
      Reviewed by Reese, from United States
      Verified Buyer
      I recommend this product
      Condition
      Better Than Described
      Rated 5 out of 5
      Review posted

      East German surplus

      I was shocked at the quality of the kit. It seems like it was made yesterday. It is awesome.

      Loading...
      Performance
      Rated 5 out of 5
      Utility
      Rated 5 out of 5
      Was this helpful?