Intro: Make Your Own Tarp Tents
Use blue tarps to make tents.
Step 1: Materials Needed:
Materials needed: blue tarps, poles: 2" by 2" lumber, bamboo, or saplings, string, stakes (1Ã¢â¬Â by 2Ã¢â¬Â by 18Ã¢â¬Â sharpened lumber or samplings).
Step 2: Make a Modle:
Look at the photos and make a paper model of the tent you want to make.
Use a rock and string to attach cords to your tarps or use Grip Clips:
For more details see: http://shelter-systems.com/gripclips/tent.html
Step 3: "String and Rock"
Attach cord to your tarp by using the Ã¢â¬Âstring and rockÃ¢â¬Â technique (this is were you gather part of your tarp around a rock about the size of a walnut and wrap a 2Ã¢â¬â¢ section string around were you have gathered and tie it. The extra string is used to tie to poles or stakes. Or use Grip Clips: http://www.gripclips.com
Step 4: Interior Pole Supports
Where you want to place a pole inside your tarp tie a 5 layer pad made of a scrap section of your tarp to the top of your pole or use the Pro: http://shelter-systems.com/grip-clip-pro-1.html
Step 5: Different Styes of Tents
One of the great things about this type of tent is that you do not damage the materials you are using and can re-arrange them to make a different style of tent later.