I have been thinking about this for a while now and am wanting to try a slightly more historical approach to an overnighter whilst at the same time minimising what I carry.
I am normally a hammocker with all the trappings that entails - sleeping bag, roll mat, tarp etc...
I am quite in to my history and am also an avid reader of the fantasy genre (the likes of David gemmel , Raymond e feist etc...) due to their portrayal of a simpler time, minus the constant ravaging wars that is, and though I know there is a great deal of artistic license in fiction i like the idea of taking a simple heavy cloak, blanket or even an army greatcoat to wrap up in of a night time - not far from what I expect would have been the case a few hundred years or more ago.
My questions about these are -
Can anyone recommend anything like the above?
What are the the waterproof qualities of these kind of things?
I realise this will not be the most comfortable or warm experience but can I stand a chance to get a reasonable nights sleep on the ground?
Would I be better off with a modern poncho with quilted liner?
Any thoughts, tips or suggestions (as well as pointing out how mad I must be to want to try this) would be greatly appreciated.
All the best, Hamster