“Nature is by and large to be found outdoors a location where, it cannot be argued, there are never enough comfortable chairs” (Fran Lebowitz)

In the video below I show what I take with me in my day-pack, how to set up a sack-chair and how to make your own dry-bag.

More-often-than-not you’ll find my day pack hanging from a tree where I’ve left it while I go off doing something else and this is the reason why it is so important (for me at least) to carry important survival items attached to my belt/parang sheath at all all times.

The sack-chair/poncho set-up is a great thing to know – it really allows you to get comfortable in the jungle, both getting you off the ground and sheltering you from rain,  Ponchos are not expensive and the sack chair itself is easily made, requiring only a bit of sewing using fishing line (note: in the photo below you can see where I’ve added a strengthening cord to the seam which holds the sleeve).

I have the cords for setting up the poncho as a tarp already attached – this may seem strange as they would get snagged repeatedly if I wore the poncho while walking through the  jungle.  The truth is I don’t like wearing a poncho while walking in the rain because all the water runs down the poncho and onto your trousers (so the top half of your body is dry but the legs of your trousers are soaking wet) – it is very uncomfortable and I prefer not to bother with a waterproof at all and simply get wet (but uniformly wet!)

Why use a poncho and not a lightweight tarp/basha?  For me it is simply the fact that ponchos are cheap and just the right size whereas tarps are expensive.  The whole poncho/sack-chair set up cost me less than 10 pounds (including cordage)  – for me that’s good value for money

So I would argue that there are enough comfortable chairs in the outdoors… at least for those of us who pack sack-chairs.