One item I always pack with me when hiking or camping in the mountains of Colorado is my military poncho. I take it for two reasons, the first and most obvious is so I can keep the rain off me if a freak rain storm comes out of nowhere, which is typical in Colorado. The second reason is I can use it as a shelter if I get caught in a survival situation.

Check out this video from "Fat Guys In The Woods" host Creek Stewart as he shows us nine different ways you can configure your military poncho as a survival shelter:

Have you ever used your military poncho as a shelter? Tell us about it in the comments!