hello fabe i need to ask your advice ,is this correct way of setting up the shelter ive heard rumour the steel helm was used to plug the top opening ,this zeltbahn comprises of different shelter quarters all displaying different buttons .im sure the peg bag is a latter camo but might be good as a helmet cover thanks james
sorry, I don't know...
here are the parts ( I think we would need 2 of these to set up a tent(?) - I don't have these parts yet, only the zeltbahn (M49 and M87 camo ones)
you have a complete set - the pegbag is also M87 camo, just a littleg brighter colors.
... only have some instructions for folding these:
thanks fabe ,do you have any referance to when worn as a poncho please
many thanks fabe for the link please forgive me as i dont understand what he is saying but through the medium of hand gestures i kind of understand ,he looks like a jedi knight when wearing the zelt ,thanks for your help james
great link fabe ,dont quote me on this but i think this nice chap has frequented the forum from time to time ,his examples ink stampings are much more legible than mine but i believe its the same
I'm glad my Hungarian zeltbahn rain-cape postings over at my Four-Bees Blog have been of use. I just added a new entry over at my blog showing how to set up a double Hungarian zelt-rain cape as a tent............ I am currently using my set-up as my "bushcraft" tent. I don't have the original aluminum pole set, so I have been using a modified WW2 Swiss pole set. I initially set up the tent using my Mosin Nagant 91/30 rifle (photo on the blog) so that I could get the correct pole length. From what I understand, these zelts were designed to use the rifle with bayonet for the center pole. When the AK type rifles were standard issue, a center pole had to be issued with the zelt.......... Love these Hunagarian zeltbahn rain-capes!
Here's a few links to my blog entries:
Four Bees: Hungarian Zeltbahn M49/82 Set Up as Tent , With Mosin Nagant 91/30 Option
Four Bees: Hungarian M49/82 Zeltbahn - Poncho, Historical Zelt Pole Information