After testing this ultralight tipi tarp, I
knew this was the small, lightweight, sturdy tipi shaped tent that I was
looking for. I've been working on this idea for a long time and
never quite got it right. It's right now. Make one, you'll
This 15 foot diameter round tarp makes a 9 foot diameter tipi with 8 stakes and a 6 foot hiking staff. The tarp weighs (1 lb. 7 oz) plus (8) 10' long pieces of No. 36 nylon bank line for guylines (2.89 oz) and 8 aluminum stakes (5.24 oz). Total without hiking staff 1 lb. 15 oz.
Floor area ~ 56 sq ft.
Complete instructions of how to make this tarp can be found here: Ultralight Tipi Tarp