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Well, I like to hike. I like to spend night in the Outdoors, on mountain summits. Therefore I need a shelter. A light one. Small one. Cheap one. No fiber poles. And there is an enormous choice on *-bays today.  Still, the price and what I like rarely match.
So, DIY necessity was a way to get what I want... and here is a result.

Step 1: Testing of idea

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Well. I took my hiker stick, thin ropes and assembled how the tent should look like in nature and to get proper feeling how it shall be as well. Of course, rope-line shall help to determine dimensions. I put my self in....... and this evening decision about everything was made.
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Now This is a classy tent!

Most Excellent!! Thanks!

JayB75 months ago

Very nice! I will definitely be making this

strech_61 year ago

Your tent looks very good and efficient. Instructable is clear, however I do not see any notes about bottom material, is it the same you have used for outside or is a different one?

Your tent looks wonderful. I've made a few tents including teepee's but I like your design and may make one for my sea kayaking trips.

Thank you for sharing. Doug

wow! awesome tent! very impressive.
Very nicely done. Thanks for sharing!
dmodlin712 years ago
I am inspired.... it's beautiful and i think 2 layers is a good idea, even for hot weather.
Tracy_Marie2 years ago
Very Nice! I think it could be used in an emergency situation, like Huricane Sandy. In local high ground parks, etc.
KresimirPregernik (author)  Tracy_Marie2 years ago
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S2Ci_doWLA this form of tent...
Cool utube vid. Stood up to winds nicely! Thanks!
Tricorvus2 years ago
another stupid remark from me. A kid could lay inside that and enjoy the lights on the outside, if they're done properly :D
[A wigwam and a tipi are not the same thing. But as we all knew what you meant... an 8 sided wigwam of the Cherokee is a "Neosho" :D]
KresimirPregernik (author)  Tricorvus2 years ago
It is enough light inside...the door-net is big.... depend on used fabrics...
KresimirPregernik (author)  Tricorvus2 years ago
Thank you.... Cherokee Neosho=wigwam....
tauhid2 years ago
If no silicon spread is used, it is advised to use cotton thread for the sewing. In rain it will absorb water, fills the thread holes, and make no more water seeps in.
KresimirPregernik (author)  tauhid2 years ago
Cotton is ok, still now is easier to find poliester,,,
KresimirPregernik (author)  tauhid2 years ago
reed step 4....
Skymeat2 years ago
Pretty cool. Keeping the weight to ~3.5 pounds definitely is a bonus. Only question I have is: How long it takes to set up after you've practiced a bit?
KresimirPregernik (author)  Skymeat2 years ago
at first 6 min...... now is about 3-4 min
trebory62 years ago
What if you used a specially re-enforced umbrella type mechanism so that you can have more area inside? Man this seems like a super simple to put together Tent replacement.
KresimirPregernik (author)  trebory62 years ago
Space and additional weight? Keep it simple....
seamster2 years ago
Excellent work! Well done, this is a beautiful and practical tent. I really like the simple design. Thank you for posting this!
Tricorvus2 years ago
I already have another application for that. Make the outside look like a Christmas tree and keep the presents inside. Keep them away from little hands and paws...
Also, the original creators of the Tipi meant it to be all those convenient things, that's why they invented it... :D
KD8MSS2 years ago
I Like this TeePee tent! Elegant and simple.
dropkick2 years ago
Cool tent.
I like a tent I can sit up in, and your air vent is going to allow moisture to leave the tent, which is going to make for a warmer tent. Many people don't think of, or know the importance of a vent when building a tent -or buying one- and end up miserable in both warm and cold weather. Good job.
Much nicer than my tarps.
I've been thinking of building a single pole tent for myself and my dog also. (I also use a walking stick - though mine is a 5 foot piece of ash tree) My plans so far were for a much less comfortable tent than yours - I was thinking of a wedge shape. After seeing yours I'm thinking a teepee is the a much better idea.
sneasle2 years ago

If you want an extending pole, consider a monopole used for DSLR type cameras. You should be able to find one for the height you need, and I would expect it should be able to take the weight of the tent. Now if it could handle wind loading, I don't know.
Xthinker2 years ago
If your like me and you don't use a walking stick, you could use a extending pole. With a little research I found this one 
Anyone think that would work, It doesn't say on Amazon, but it extends to 6.5 feet.
It weighs 1 pound and is 19"  unextended.
I wouldn't use that pole, the weight would probably collapse the collapsible pole. I would bet it would work for a while but any bit of wind or moving around would eventually push the poles back to their 19" size. But hey that is a neat idea to keep it all-in-one.
vhcl2 years ago
Whaoooo The final result is one of the most professional look I have seen in a while! Thanks for sharing, now I'll try to convince the wife to do the sewing for me!!!
Adastra622 years ago
Nice! you could use velcro strips if you didn't want to deal with zippers. :D
ardog2 years ago
VERY NICE !! Thank you !!!
rwallace012 years ago
Very nice and lightweight design!
IdahoDavid2 years ago
Well done. Methodical approach to project and clearly presented Instructable.
Directmonde2 years ago
Ok.....few questions:
how do you package it?
What is the longest hike you made with it?
What is the weight? < 0,8 kg ? Maximum for 1 person for a long hike

KresimirPregernik (author)  Directmonde2 years ago
It is new and have only one night at 8 C ... 
I use mono wheel carrier which split weight on wheel and hips  3:1
Step KPteepee final have all technical data
(inside weight is cca 900 gr depending on used fabric)......

Biggsy2 years ago
This is a brilliant idea welldone :) I perhaps would think about external guy ropes to help brace the fabric in strong winds, otherwise... it's all good to me... might be something my scout group could make as a project
KresimirPregernik (author)  Biggsy2 years ago
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S2Ci_doWLA it about relation of this type tent and wind....:)
ehudwill2 years ago
I like this, thanks for sharing.
onlinebeat2 years ago
very cool!
tigle2 years ago
Good job, very nice, congratulation
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