Instructables: exploring - outside - camping - tent - featured Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:40:48 PST BLOX v1.01 (TCT)Tent Camper Trailer
(TCT)Tent Camper Trailer - More DIY How To Projects]]> Avey44 So I really wanted to make a utility camper that fits my needs. So I did and this is what I came up with. This whole project took about four days to complete, not including the time I built the basic trailer. Stuff I used: 4x8 Trailer Camper Shell Old Tent Lots of old jeans Shoe Goo Mostly 2x...
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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 13:22:16 PDT
Ruggedizing and bug-proofing a window air conditioner for tent camping
Ruggedizing and bug-proofing a window air conditioner for tent camping - More DIY How To Projects]]> replayreb My wife and I have an unexpected week off together next week where we are dropping off one of our kids at camp in one state and picking up the other one in another state a week later.  We are going to be travelling through Florida so I decided to try to book a room or condo at the beach last minute ...
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Mon, 2 Jul 2012 19:45:21 PDT
Tent stake marker
Tent stake marker - More DIY How To Projects]]> mikeasaurus Prevent midnight tripping hazards over your tent on your next camping trip by showing where your tent guy wires are with illuminated Mike's Hard Lemonade tent stake markers.This simple hack uses light diffusion inside the bottle to create a soft glow that alerts late-night walkers to where you've st...
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Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:54:56 PDT
Festival Tent Finder
Festival Tent Finder - More DIY How To Projects]]> Jayefuu Finding your tent in a large festival or campsite can often be pretty tricky! Miles upon miles of similar looking tents, dark paths between them and as often as not (for me at least) a beer inside you to fuddle your tent finding prowess.Enter the festival tent finder! This super simple circuit, when...
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Sat, 7 Jun 2014 14:09:39 PDT
How to pack a tent
How to pack a tent - More DIY How To Projects]]> base3 Getting a tent back into its bag isn't difficult, once you know a few tricks. The following steps show how to efficiently pack a tent and all its components. The photos shows what we don't want. In this case the fly separate to the rest of the tent, taking up extra space and everything else stuffed...
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Mon, 16 Jul 2012 21:08:06 PDT
Single Person Mosquito Shelter
Single Person Mosquito Shelter - More DIY How To Projects]]> Mrballeng This mosquito shelter is made from a couple fiber glass rods, rope, and aluminum tubing. I bought 4 yards of mosquito mesh at Hancock Fabrics for about $20.00. It's an easy project and very simple to set up. No sewing required!   Fiber glass rod protective covering Fiber glass rod is strong and ...
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Tue, 24 Sep 2013 13:53:56 PDT
Trekking pole Blue tarp tent
Trekking pole Blue tarp tent - More DIY How To Projects]]> Justinvent Whether you need a tent quick, want to lighten your pack or forgot your tent at home this Instructable is for you. The tarp tent is not my invention but hopefully this new pitching method will make lightweight tarp camping possible for more outdoorsmen.  This tent can be constructed using objects mo...
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Sun, 18 Aug 2013 15:11:33 PDT
Replace And Repair Tent Poles
Replace And Repair Tent Poles - More DIY How To Projects]]> RickyTaylor Most new tents have glass fiber poles with elastic running through the middle . These poles crack down the middle if you don't tighten your guide ropes enough to stop you tent moving to much . Most tent places like go outdoors keep used ones in stock from old display tents if you ask nicely they mi...
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Mon, 1 Jul 2013 04:28:47 PDT
Build your own Pop-Up Trailer
Build your own Pop-Up Trailer - More DIY How To Projects]]> popotus This is our Pop Up trailer We call it the Tortuga. The frame We used a harbour frieght utility trailer frame.  We just followed the instructions and built the frame like it suggested the only difference was that we did not put in the folding option, We built the frame of the trailer out of a ...
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Sun, 31 Mar 2013 09:00:37 PDT
Repair a tent pole
Repair a tent pole - More DIY How To Projects]]> JussyfOgs Sick of fighting with your tent pole(s) every time you set it up? Are you wondering why you are fighting with them? Well chances are that the elasticity is gone in them. But don't panic all is not lost because in just a few simple steps with some cheap tools and parts you can fix your tent poles too...
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Tue, 15 Mar 2011 23:49:22 PDT
KPteepee - More DIY How To Projects]]> KresimirPregernik 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 ...
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Sun, 25 Nov 2012 22:39:48 PST
Seal your tent's mesh panels
Seal your tent's mesh panels - More DIY How To Projects]]> a.doovz Tents with large mesh panels are not suitable for camping in a desert environment which has extreme dust storms. While mesh vents are usually desired for cooling and to exhaust moisture, they become liabilities in the windy desert. In a dust storm, everything inside the tent will be covered with a...
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Mon, 17 Mar 2008 10:37:07 PDT
Live in a Greenhouse Henge Need a temporary, affordable, all-season, and comfortable dwelling? Try building a greenhouse with a tent inside. Introduction: The idea stemmed from my love of modern backpacking tents. They use a 'floor-to-ceiling' rainfly that covers the tent. The tents themselves are made primarily of screen to...
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Wed, 12 Sep 2012 11:06:13 PDT
instant, changing tent, shower tent, privacy tent, potty tent
instant, changing tent, shower tent, privacy tent, potty tent - More DIY How To Projects]]> rowerwet I built a teardrop trailer ( not mine but to give the idea) in 2011, this year my wife and I camped in it for a couple nights for our anniversary. While the trailer was great and allowed us to sleep peacefully and dry through 1" of rain dropped by a ...
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Sat, 8 Sep 2012 19:22:16 PDT
PVC iPad holder and mount for tent camping
PVC iPad holder and mount for tent camping - More DIY How To Projects]]> replayreb My wife and I recently went on a camping trip to the beach and I posted an instructable on how to ruggedize and bug-proof a small air conditioner here.  I knew we would be taking our iPad with us to check email and watch movies but I didn't want to have to hold or prop the iPad up the entire time no...
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Sun, 15 Jul 2012 20:11:20 PDT
duct tape pup tent
duct tape pup tent - More DIY How To Projects]]> the "wow shammy"  for the duct tape tough contest i was thinking what i could do, not another clothing item, nor a duct tape rose. what about some sort of camp facility, for my dog? it seemed plausible, had lots of pros, and wouldn't cost a fortune. in this instructable I will show you how to make a duct tape dog h...
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Sun, 28 Nov 2010 22:30:35 PST
More Visible Tentpegs
More Visible Tentpegs - More DIY How To Projects]]> Jacojvv Always losing Tentpegs while camping?Here's how to find them.. Making the Tentpegs I Normally make my own tentpegs due to the fact that I lose them a lot.This can be done by purchasing some roundbar and cutting them into 45cm lengths,sharpening the one end and bending the other around. Making t...
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Mon, 8 Oct 2007 22:55:04 PDT
Homebuilt Camper Trailer anthonyschr Safari BaseCamp 10 is a homebuilt camper trailer that my dad and my brother and I built, with the help of some nearby craftsmen. One of the goals has been to create a self-sufficient system that facilitates a complete set of commodities without the need for hookups. Although many details were worked...
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Mon, 5 Sep 2011 19:24:19 PDT
Roof top car camper
Roof top car camper - More DIY How To Projects]]> Modeo A fold able camper that attaches like a roof rack. Parts I made this project a long time ago (before digital cameras) therefore I do not have any step by step pictures. I will try to make up for it with my descriptions. What you will need: The really hard parts to find: 2 fiberglass roof top she...
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Sat, 6 Jan 2007 12:26:13 PST
The Near-Perfect Tent: Design and Build a Recycled Tent
The Near-Perfect Tent: Design and Build a Recycled Tent - More DIY How To Projects]]> bentm Like so many before me, I dreamed of owning the Perfect Tent. Years of disappointing store bought tents, the lameness of available designs and workwomanship, and the burning shame every latter-day utilitarian feels at owning things that are bright and new told me I would have to design and make my ...
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Fri, 3 Oct 2008 19:20:03 PDT
Make Your Own Tarp Tents
Make Your Own Tarp Tents - More DIY How To Projects]]> Matin Use blue tarps to make tents. Materials needed: Materials needed: blue tarps, poles: 2" by 2" lumber, bamboo, or saplings, string, stakes (1” by 2” by 18” sharpened lumber or samplings). Make a modle: Look at the photos and make a paper model of the tent you want to make.Use ...
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Thu, 4 May 2006 16:32:41 PDT
DIY Camping Hammock
DIY Camping Hammock - More DIY How To Projects]]> larslovespeace This instructable features how to make a "Do It Yourself" Camping Hammock- (This is my first instructable, so bear with me...) Materials Needed Materials Needed: 1.) Large peice of ripstop nylon - 3 & 2/3 yards - You can get this at most sewing stores: JoAnns, Michaels, even Walmart (if they have...
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Wed, 2 Jun 2010 20:04:16 PDT
Adding thermal insulation to your tent
Adding thermal insulation to your tent - More DIY How To Projects]]> mayhemchaos This instructable suggests a way to add thermal insulation to your tent. If you go camping in hot places like Burning Man you'll undoubtably have awoken at 7am bathed in your own sweat. The heat in a tent that is exposed to the morning sun builds up fast, making it hard to sleep in. But since you ju...
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Sun, 27 Jun 2010 23:04:48 PDT
Camp Table for Backpacking
Camp Table for Backpacking - More DIY How To Projects]]> hpstoutharrow This lightweight camp table made from tent poles, weighs just 2 lbs, breaks down in seconds to fit in a pack, and is an essential food prep and cooking stand for camping in areas without picnic tables.This versatile work surface is perfect for cooking because it is close to kitchen counter height (h...
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Sun, 6 Sep 2009 20:47:30 PDT
Air Conditoned Tent for those hot months
Air Conditoned Tent for those hot months - More DIY How To Projects]]> zmatt Well for those who live in areas where it is almost impossible to tent camp during the hot part of the year this is should be a welcome cost efficient solution. Hot camping is no fun, epically in places where it does not cool down very much at night and is humid like Florida. So I was looking for ...
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Wed, 5 Aug 2009 10:56:26 PDT
Build yourself a portable home - a mongolian yurt
Build yourself a portable home - a mongolian yurt - More DIY How To Projects]]> davidbuzz Yurt/Gher Construction 101 A guide to Building Yurts...or more specifically, how I built mine! Based on Knowledge Gained from "Doing it Myself", and reading about it on-line. I've now built three yurts, for myself and friends, and we go camping in Luxury in these a few times a year. If you ...
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Mon, 19 Nov 2007 13:01:15 PST
Camping mg0930mg Camping is enjoyed by everyone. They get to swim, play and hang out with buds. Most people can't or don't know how to camp. This guide shows some basics, to keep you warm and even a harder instructable like how to make your own recycled tent. Sleep Warm Anywhere Let me emphasize something: The p...
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Mon, 19 Jan 2009 11:29:56 PST
Sleep Warm Anywhere
Sleep Warm Anywhere - More DIY How To Projects]]> Mother Natures Son Let me emphasize something: The picture of me sleeping outside in the snow is not a good idea. I did not sleep well. But I did survive, and since then I've learned some tricks that would've kept me plenty toasty. Many of these seem like common sense when you read them, but you'd be surprised how few...
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Thu, 15 Jan 2009 21:27:11 PST
Parachute Shade Structure
Parachute Shade Structure - More DIY How To Projects]]> benjcarson How to build a sturdy shade structure using a military surplus "35 foot" parachute. We're bringing this to Burning Man this year, so it has to withstand the intense winds on the playa. Update: The structure made it to the playa and survived the wicked windstorm on Wednesday! It required some addi...
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Wed, 19 Jul 2006 01:29:08 PDT