How To Make a Camping Tent from Scratch

– Lightweight waterproof tarp- forms the tent walls. – Groundsheet tarp-drop cloth can serve as an alternative – Nylon cord/Bungee cord – Stakes – One hiking pole/center pole


Step 1: Lay out and spread your ripstop nylon fabric on a flat surface.

Step 2: Stake the back corners of your tent. As always, face the back of your tent to where the weather inclement comes from.

Step 3: Bring the remaining front corners together, and lift where they fold in the middle.

Step 4: Place your fully extended pole under the tent’s centerfold to create a triangle shape.

Step 5: Lay heavy-duty ground sheep for ground protection against dampness. And that’s how to make a backpacking tent!

How To Make a Camping Tent from Scratch