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

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    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
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      Like new, possibly unused. A small annoyance though.

      The tarp/shelter half is in pristine condition, perfect really. The tent stakes also look brand new. My only real complaint is the shelter rods, which are made of wood and aluminum. the wooden peg slides into a wooden hole reinforced by an aluminum collar. The wood is rough and unfinished, some of the wooden holes had a crack in them, and after shoved together, despite being very tight, they are still wobbly and quite hard to remove after assembled. So maybe consider some better rods if you want this as a shelter and not just as a poncho.

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