“knapsack tent” of Gilham’s manual...
Can anyone help expand on this in layman's terms?
I would like to experiment with alternate shelters (outside the realm of all-too-common dogs and A-frames). In my limited search I stumbled on this phrasing having to do with a gum blanket as the main component of this type shelter's construction. I myself in an effort to get away from the afore mentioned commonality of the A and Dog tents have thought once or twice on how I could potentially turn a gum blanket/poncho or two into a livable makeshift shelter that would spice up the company street at the very least!
Any thoughts/ diagrams/ links to how to's and the like would be immensely appreciated, thank you in advance first to the Mods of this forum that enable this great tool of knowledge sharing from which we all benefit and second to my cyber Pards who take their time to help me out!
For what its worth I portray a Private in the 42nd Mississippi Volunteer Infantry Reg't, Company I. Mustered at/around Oxford, MS in April of '62 and stationed in Richmond, VA on Prison guard and provost duty until joining Lee's ANV on the Pennsylvania Campaign, Summer of '63. First major action was seen at Gettysburg on 1 July. (I give this brief in case any of my pards on here think of any material I may have come in contact with that would aid in the creation of a functional makeshift shelter) Thanks again!
(Living History) Pvt. Zachary Mark Henson
Company I 42nd Mississippi Volunteer Infantry Regiment
"The last romantic and first modern war."
- Shelby Foote
"If this cause, that is dear to my heart, is doomed to fail, I pray heaven may let me fall with it, while my face is toward the enemy and my arm battling for that which I know is right."
- Major General Patrick R. Cleburne