Have heard good things about this and while it is not the worlds best tent, it does wonders for a fighting position. Have nearly fell it it when looking for it. Alpha Tent Advantages Only need to carry poles, if you have a poncho. Height of shelter determined by pole length, longer the pole, taller and shorter it is. GI poncho gives some limited IR and thermal protection. Wash with some detergents will cancel that. Relatively flat tent can be covered with leaves etc. Can use stakes to hold in place over hole, but raise easily if needed to run for it. Can be used horizontally with pattern to block view, works best in brush. Have played with it, to old to sleep under one, what have other people done? Is it worth playing with or another Rambo toy? Do we have a resource on the poncho, if not why? Here is a little more on ponchos More Than You Ever Wanted To Know About Ponchos.