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 and more pictures and details can be found here:https://nixtipitarp.wordpress.com
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The Quest Outfitters team has made one these and it is an amazing design that can take both high winds and snow loads. It's versatile design allows it to be used as a flat tarp, a
tipi, an A-frame or a lean-to. We liked it so much we made it into a kit. Our kits include all of the materials and a complete set of detailed step by step instructions to make your own.
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