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

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.
<p>Now This is a classy tent!</p>
<p>Most Excellent!! Thanks!</p>
<p>Very nice! I will definitely be making this</p>
<p>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?</p>
<p>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.</p><p>Thank you for sharing. Doug</p>
wow! awesome tent! very impressive.
Very nicely done. Thanks for sharing!
I am inspired.... it's beautiful and i think 2 layers is a good idea, even for hot weather.
Very Nice! I think it could be used in an emergency situation, like Huricane Sandy. In local high ground parks, etc.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S2Ci_doWLA this form of tent...
Cool utube vid. Stood up to winds nicely! Thanks!
another stupid remark from me. A kid could lay inside that and enjoy the lights on the outside, if they're done properly :D <br>[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 &quot;Neosho&quot; :D]
It is enough light inside...the door-net is big.... depend on used fabrics...
Thank you.... Cherokee Neosho=wigwam....
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.
Cotton is ok, still now is easier to find poliester,,,
reed step 4....
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?
at first 6 min...... now is about 3-4 min
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. <br>
Space and additional weight? Keep it simple....
Excellent work! Well done, this is a beautiful and practical tent. I really like the simple design. Thank you for posting this!
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... <br>Also, the original creators of the Tipi meant it to be all those convenient things, that's why they invented it... :D
I Like this TeePee tent! Elegant and simple.
Cool tent. <br>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. <br>Much nicer than my tarps. <br>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.
@Xthinker <br> <br>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.
If your like me and you don't use a walking stick, you could use a extending pole. With a little research I found <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Flagpole-To-Portable-Hide-Pole/dp/B000OWM2BY/ref=pd_sbs_sg_4" rel="nofollow">this one</a>&nbsp;<br> Anyone think that would work, It doesn't say on Amazon, but it extends to 6.5 feet.<br> It weighs 1 pound and is 19&quot; &nbsp;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&quot; size. But hey that is a neat idea to keep it all-in-one.
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!!!
Nice! you could use velcro strips if you didn't want to deal with zippers. :D
VERY NICE !! Thank you !!!
Very nice and lightweight design!
Well done. Methodical approach to project and clearly presented Instructable.
Ok.....few questions: <br>how do you package it? <br>What is the longest hike you made with it? <br>What is the weight? &lt; 0,8 kg ? Maximum for 1 person for a long hike <br> <br>
It is new and have only one night at 8 C ...&nbsp;<br> I use mono wheel carrier which split weight on wheel and hips &nbsp;3:1<br> Step KPteepee final have all&nbsp;technical&nbsp;data<br> (inside weight is cca 900 gr depending on used fabric)......<br> <br>
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
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S2Ci_doWLA it about relation of this type tent and wind....:)
I like this, thanks for sharing.
very cool!
Good job, very nice, congratulation
As a witness of a process I can only say ...nicely done. Looks and feel almost professional and will serve very well for it purpose. Krešimir, you are a King. <br> <br>Miro

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