Intro: The Ultimate Tarp Survival Shelter/Backpacking Tent
Utilizing just 6 tent stakes, an 8 by 12 cheapo tarp, and a 4 and 1/2 foot long stick, this shelter offers protection from the elements and super simple set up.
Step 1: Materials
All that's needed is an 8 by 12 tarp, a 4 and 1/2 foot stick, and 6 tent stakes.
Step 2: Staking Back
Stake the inner 2 grommets on the twelve foot side down. Make sure the tarp is pulled tight between them.
Step 3: Add 2 More Stakes
Diagonally, across from the stakes you just put in, stake the tarp down. Leave the corners unstaked. Do this on the 2 back corners only.
Step 4: Folding
Fold those loose corners down underneath the tarp.
Step 5: Tying Up Loose Ends
Now the remember the whole other side that has not been staked? Stake one corner down, place the stake in the middle, holding it up, then stake the other corner done when the stick will stay up from the tension.(look in pictures for help)
Step 6: It's Done
It will take a little adjusting, but eventually you will get it right. Enjoy the sheltery goodness.