Basha: Survival skills, back country camping, stealth camping

The Basha or Poncho is often used by the military it is an extremely useful piece of equipment as it can be used for shelter water collection and as a stretcher. for more info go to

18 Comments on "Basha: Survival skills, back country camping, stealth camping"

  1. TimmyTBone7 | April 7, 2010 at 7:54 pm |

    Sorry for the wrong spelling for Selica.

  2. TimmyTBone7 | April 7, 2010 at 8:42 pm |

    Thanks SKILEGAPCANADA, I wanted Selika to post the weight of hers. It appears she has a Genuine Issue w/ Nylon Handles that can be used as emergency stretcher. I have noticed on internet pages the Genuine Basha w/ handles weighs in at 1200grams and like to get the real weight confirmed by Selika. Again thanks for taking the time to post :0).

  3. skilegapcanada | April 7, 2010 at 8:45 pm |

    Size: 265 x 175cm Weight: 640g

  4. TimmyTBone7 | April 7, 2010 at 9:29 pm |

    What is the Exact Weight of the Basha with out cord attached to it?

  5. RDPproject | April 7, 2010 at 10:06 pm |

    The knot through the loop idear is great, but I would still back it up with a carabiner just incase.

  6. FatDaddy4Fun | April 7, 2010 at 10:21 pm |

    Love the idea with the knotted tension lines! 5 starz and a subscription. Thanks for the video.

  7. Great tips, thank you. I have a camo gortex bivy but it gets a little claustrophobic on rainy nights when I can’t stick my head out as easily, using a small tarp like this helps out.

  8. scottpd1404 | April 7, 2010 at 11:18 pm |

    I wanted one. U.S. Cav used to carry them but no more. :(.. I find a poncho to be cramped…

  9. RUCKSACK292 | April 7, 2010 at 11:45 pm |

    I got mine from Knight Brothers in Plymouth when i was over there…Super deals to be had @ that shop…

  10. PeakSurvival | April 8, 2010 at 12:13 am |

    Bought it in the UK they seem to be cheaper there, you can get some great deals.

  11. RUCKSACK292 | April 8, 2010 at 12:27 am |

    Did you get that @ a US army shop or in the UK?

  12. RUCKSACK292 | April 8, 2010 at 1:20 am |

    If you pick up a Basha on Ebay take care that its not a WEBTEX copy as they are krapp…I have an issue basha..Best piece of kit for shelter…

  13. PeakSurvival | April 8, 2010 at 1:54 am |

    I like to use the gotex bivi bag keeps the down bag dry no matter what.

  14. like that idea with the leaves …are you using goretex ? cover ?

  15. philosoapymontreal | April 8, 2010 at 3:08 am |

    Wow almost no need for bungee cord.

  16. PeakClimbing | April 8, 2010 at 3:28 am |

    Nice I have never seen that

  17. Great technique. The loops made by the knots are actually forming a “purchase” or simple tackle. It useful for creating tension (acts as a pulley), and as you demonstrated, locking the system in place. Great demonstration.

  18. 3stanthony | April 8, 2010 at 4:07 am |

    be careful about girdle wounding the trees

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