Moon and Balls half pup tent/ bivvy shelter/ Poncho

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    Moon and Balls half pup tent/ bivvy shelter/ Poncho

    Post by Antarmike on Wed May 03, 2017 5:16 am

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    Not sure how many pegs there should be More than the three I have?

    German manufacture 1956

    Poncho hood removes to make storage bag for poncho. with belt loops.




    Tent half is spotted with white specks at the moment, but these are powder and will scape off clean with a finger nail.  (I have an hour or two of scraping ahead I can see.
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    Re: Moon and Balls half pup tent/ bivvy shelter/ Poncho

    Post by Wolverine on Wed May 03, 2017 11:05 am

    Nice shelter half Mike - somehow it seems that a lot of these 1950s moons and balls shelter kits have survived without showing any use. I have a pair of them identical to yours, and made by the same manufacturer - any of these that I have seen are made in Germany.
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    Re: Moon and Balls half pup tent/ bivvy shelter/ Poncho

    Post by Antarmike on Wed May 03, 2017 11:35 am

    Bag contain 4 pole sections and three pegs? Am I short of a few pegs? How many are there for each of your half tent?
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    Post by CollectinSteve on Wed May 03, 2017 1:12 pm

    Hi Mike,

    Hmmm... mine are all buried so I can't check. I think there were 4 pegs, definitely 4 pole sections. The idea was for each guy to have exactly half of what was needed. IIRC it's two pegs on each side, one peg for each "door", for a total of 6. One pole on each end with a tension rope going out to a peg spaced a meter or so away from where the "door" ends. I pitched the Jigsaw version and slept a night in it many years ago. Kinda fun, despite the musty smell!

    As far as I know all of the M&B, Brush, and maybe even the Jigsaw shelter halves were made in Germany by (IIRC) two firms, both located on Lake Konstanz.

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    Re: Moon and Balls half pup tent/ bivvy shelter/ Poncho

    Post by Antarmike on Wed May 03, 2017 1:52 pm

    CollectinSteve wrote:Hi Mike,

    Hmmm... mine are all buried so I can't check.  I think there were 4 pegs, definitely 4 pole sections.  The idea was for each guy to have exactly half of what was needed.  IIRC it's two pegs on each side, one peg for each "door", for a total of 6.  One pole on each end with a tension rope going out to a peg spaced a meter or so away from where the "door" ends.  I pitched the Jigsaw version and slept a night in it many years ago.  Kinda fun, despite the musty smell!

    As far as I know all of the M&B, Brush, and maybe even the Jigsaw shelter halves were made in Germany by (IIRC) two firms, both located on Lake Konstanz.

    Steve

    I must be missing the tension ropes too. I hadn't twigged I haven't seen them until you said......
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    Re: Moon and Balls half pup tent/ bivvy shelter/ Poncho

    Post by belgium_one on Thu May 04, 2017 1:59 pm

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    Re: Moon and Balls half pup tent/ bivvy shelter/ Poncho

    Post by Wolverine on Thu May 04, 2017 2:58 pm

    Antarmike wrote:
    CollectinSteve wrote:Hi Mike,

    Hmmm... mine are all buried so I can't check.  I think there were 4 pegs, definitely 4 pole sections.  The idea was for each guy to have exactly half of what was needed.  IIRC it's two pegs on each side, one peg for each "door", for a total of 6.  One pole on each end with a tension rope going out to a peg spaced a meter or so away from where the "door" ends.  I pitched the Jigsaw version and slept a night in it many years ago.  Kinda fun, despite the musty smell!

    As far as I know all of the M&B, Brush, and maybe even the Jigsaw shelter halves were made in Germany by (IIRC) two firms, both located on Lake Konstanz.

    Steve

    I must be missing the tension ropes too.  I hadn't twigged I haven't seen them until you said......

    Each accessory pouch should have 4 poles, 5 pegs, and one length of cord - at least that is what my various sets have each contained.
    I didn't realize that these halves were made in brushstroke as well.
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    Re: Moon and Balls half pup tent/ bivvy shelter/ Poncho

    Post by Wolverine on Thu May 04, 2017 2:58 pm

    belgium_one wrote:-


    Excellent photos!
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    Re: Moon and Balls half pup tent/ bivvy shelter/ Poncho

    Post by CollectinSteve on Thu May 04, 2017 3:47 pm

    Wolverine wrote:
    Each accessory pouch should have 4 poles, 5 pegs, and one length of cord - at least that is what my various sets have each contained.

    Thanks for the confirmation!  The 5th peg might be be for mid point side?

    I didn't realize that these halves were made in brushstroke as well.

    Brainfart on my part.  M&B only.  I put on my miner's helmet and dug through to where my Belgian shelter halves are and all I have are 2x M&B and 2x Jigsaw.  I should think that if there were made in Brush I'd have at least one.

    As penance, here's another picture of 'em in use Very Happy



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    Re: Moon and Balls half pup tent/ bivvy shelter/ Poncho

    Post by Wolverine on Thu May 04, 2017 7:33 pm

    Nice image Steve.
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    Re: Moon and Balls half pup tent/ bivvy shelter/ Poncho

    Post by Antarmike on Fri May 05, 2017 4:28 am

    Thanks all,  I guess one half may be rigged as a simple Bivvy, and that might alter the number of pegs used, depending on how you imrovise the shelter?



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