Poncho Survival Shelter

Poncho Survival Shelter
Our PSS series is a Multi-function Poncho, Hammock, Tarp, Chair, and more. Tabs for tarp set up, snaps to form poncho and attach liner option, large adjustable hood. NEW Super UL 35%, lighter, 3" wider, strong, silnylon. Poncho includes 40' of 550 cord, Optional Cordura bag with MOLLE. No better value for the money. Made in USA NEW- PSE or Poncho Sleeve Extensions add 6" of width to each side of the poncho and forms a sleeve to give added coverage of arm and wrist. NOTE on Whoopie Slings - Whoopie and Whoopie 2 Slings have been discontinued. For best Hammock set up, order poncho with the Hammock Kit for Ponchos. We'll up-size the bag to fit poncho and Kit.

Tarp Accessory Kit - For Ponchos
This kit makes it simple to get everything needed to set your PSS Series Poncho up as a tarp. Comes in a Poncho carry bag which contains: 3-20 foot hanks of 550 cord, 4-6" Easton Tent Stakes, 1-6 piece EZ Clip Mini set, 1-3 piece set of shock cord with cordloc. A convenient addition to your shelter gear. For HD Ponchos the bag upgrade option will not allow kit and Poncho in same bag.


  • Part of the Poncho Shelter System
  • Poncho for rain and wind protection
    • Large adjustable hood
    • Snaps convert it into a poncho
  • Hammock for great sleep with little effort
    • Easy set up with built in cord sleeves
    • Capacity – up to 300 pounds
  • Tarp with 12 webbing tabs for lashing, no grommets
    • 7 tarp configurations2015-05-29 20.10.26-1
  • Yukon Chair also several variations of swinging chairs
  • Includes 2-20 foot hanks of 550 parachute cord
    • Option upgrade 1/8″ Dyneema w eye
  • Matching carry bag included
  • Tough Cordura® packcloth bag with MOLLE (optional)
  • Made in USA of USA materials by US citizens
  • DW Series fabric 30% lighter, holds 300 pounds in hammock setup, extra waterproof 2 coats silicone and 4 coats PU/sil. Look for “DW lite” by the color choice when purchasing, limited colors. Note – DW is a couple inches narrower.
  • NEW Super UL fabric is 1.3 oz silnylon, 3″ wider, tough nylon 6 ripstop
    • 35% lighter than our standard line

Size and Weight

Heaviest is Woodland TBO, high side of middle range is MARPAT, lightest range is Coyote, Woodland, DW series, Multicam UL being the lightest. Width dimensions may vary depending on the factory fabric cut width, we aim to give you the widest we can without going much over 60″

  • PSS (for persons 4′ 6″ to 5′ 9″)
    • Flat dimensions 5′ x 7′ finished size  >56″ x 84″
      • 42″ flat from shoulder to bottom edges
    • Weights* 1.2 – 2 pounds, most 1.5 pounds
  • PSSL (for persons 5′ 7″ to 6′ 4″)
    • Flat dimensions 5′ x 8′ finished size  >56″ x 96″IMG_1850
      • 54″ flat from shoulder to back edge
      • 42″ flat from shoulder to front edge
    • Weights* 1.3 – 2.1 pounds, most 1.6 pounds, DW lite 16 oz, Multicam Silnylon 14 oz.
  • PSSxL (recommended for those 6′ 2″ or taller)
    • Flat dimensions 5′ x 9′ finished size  >56″ x 108″
      • 54″ flat from shoulders to bottom edges
    • Weights* 1.6 – 2.4 pounds

*Weights include matching bag and 550 parachute cord

See our standard colors in an outdoor setting
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Add a handy Hoodie Pocket to your Poncho Survival Shelter

Hoodie Pocket for PSS/PSS HD
The Hoodie Pocket is an add on accessory for any of our PSS and PSS HD series Poncho Survival Shelters. The pocket is sewn in and sealed to your PSS, it has storm flaps, a D Ring inside to attach keys, etc. Also a Velcro attachment strip for insulated pocket liner and other accessories. Order with your PSS and we will add it, unless otherwise requested it will be of the same fabric as your poncho.

YouTube Playlist to see using the Poncho Survival Shelter

Poncho Survival Shelter Playlist link

Dyneema Hammock Cord w/Eye - pair
Dyneema Hammock Cord w/Eye - pair
Super strong very light cord with eye built in, designed especially for our PSS poncho series when used as a hammock. If distance between trees is too far for Parachute cord or if the occupant is heavy this is the cord to use. Little stretch, 2500 pound test, so light it floats on water, strong as steel in same diameter. Dyneema Cord by Sampson Rope, brand name AMSTEELBLUE. Color is BLACK. This is 2-12 foot hanks for setting up PSS/PSSL/PSSxL and all HD series Hammock.

Gear Colors

Poncho set up as a Yukon chair – Perry’s Office 🙂


Woodland camo PSSL Poncho worn by Perry in the forest

Cordage Options Info - Whoopie Slings, Dyneema, 550

Add soft boughs to a poncho/hammock for insulation

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