What size and how many sections of the tent poles did you need for this? I just realized this was made out of poncho I have a very similar USGI poncho in my duffel bag.
I think Tom did about 12″sections. I will have to take and share pics of the setup all rolled up. I use penny nails as stakes and 550 cord to hole it down. penny nails and 550 have multiple other uses so I figured the additional space and weight where okay.
Also, I went with aluminum on the poles. I do not regret the additional cost.
Looks like a nice set-up, and a great way to use items you are already carrying. Very inventive. I love multiple uses.
Looks like it would get the job done. thanks for sharing.
Maybe post some pictures of all of the parts you used? Maybe a parts list?
If you click on the tent in the original picture it is hyper-linked to the article about the tent. I will post some pics or a video in the future that should my set up.
Here is someone else’s video of one in action.
Here is my Alpha Tent rolled and then laid out. I am not happy with the wire nuts on the end of the poles so they are absent. I am going to visit Home Depot tomorrow and see if I can find something better to use.
Nice!!! Guess I should have just clicked!
So I got the tent set up last night. I went a different route with the poles and used hose clamps on them. I really didn’t want to mess with disassembling them and for some reason I don’t like the bright red wire nuts.
I ended up cutting off the excess thread on the clamps and having to file them down so there where no sharp edges. I am very happy with the way it turned out though.
Pole through grommet on tarp
Also. I used two velcro cable ties (for use with computers) to assist with keeping the poles centered under the poncho hood while the tent was erected. I also used them to secure the poles when I stored them.
APC Velcro Straps
Straps securing poles in center of poncho
Straps securing poles when stowed
Pretty sweet, Andrew. Necessity is the mother of invtention.
Here is a picture of mien set up.
This thing has been backup up since last July. I forgot about it. I am going to have to get it out and go “camping” in the yard with my 5 year old.
That is a nice set up Andrew how do you get in and out , just keep the tie downs lose and lift it up? I mentioned I use a tarp set up, all the time but this week end is 2nd phase of hog season and I am making a truck tent out of pvc and a tarp I saw some comfy set ups.
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