>>1623311>Are you fucking retarded?
Not at all, I have personal friends who have walked 1000s of miles with a poncho tarp, through all different climates and areas. But you have some legit concerns so let me address them.>Get soaked while rigging your tarp
Pitching while it's raining can suck. However, you seem to unaware one of the core skills of using a small tarp. Site selection. You also can't be a sniveling bitch if you are going to use one. You need to be able to put in the miles when you need to and get to a suitable campsite.>Get soaked when you have to go collect firewood and don't want to break camp
These are good points, however, if you are the going to be engaging in the sort of /out/ing that doesn't involve getting up and hiking everyday then a poncho tarp isn't for you.>Get soaked in the night when you go for a piss
What? You just roll over and piss.>Get soaked when water pours through the head hole
Lamo. The people who designed this poncho aren't as stupid as you. The hood is completely water tight when in tarp mode.>Lame poncho so your sides will get wet in anything but light, perfectly vertical rain
Fair, small tarps aren't for everyone. You have to know what you are doing. And again, you can't be a sniveling bitch. If it's going to rain hard you pitch it right to the ground. It's like being in a coffin and you can't move much but you stay dry.>if you are expecting any decent amount of rain you'll need a proper waterproof jacket anyway
A properly designed poncho can be much nicer than a rain jacket as they breath way better.
But you're missing the point here anon. Poncho tarps are super niche shelters for those looking for the lightest possible set up. If you're worried about the stuff you mentioned then a poncho tarp isn't for you. But just because you don't have the skills and experience to make one work doesn't mean they don't work.