Clearview tent:

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Clearview tent

It is nice to be able to gaze out into the woods when camping. An open tarp shelter (http://www.theultralighthiker.com/tyvek-solo-fire-shelter/) or a cuben tent (http://www.theultralighthiker.com/zpacks-hexamid-solo-plus-tent/) such as I use facilitates this, or you might try building a clearview tent as in this instructable: http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultralight-clear-tarp-tent-2P/

You get much the same 360 degree view camping in a hammock (as I often do) with a small (say 7’x7′) tarp for a shelter.

PS: The same guy (Paul) who invented the ‘Clearview Tent’ now informs me he has now made a ‘Clearview Hammock’! He has made a film about it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epf-VBvJ9dg Awesome! Here are some instructions for building a clearview tarp: https://backpackinglight.com/forums/topic/how-to-make-a-polycryo-a-frame-tarp/

 

2 Responses

  1. Thanks for linking to my tent on Instructables! It was a fun project. I recently uploaded a video of my hammock camping set up which uses a tarp made of the same material. Cheers.

    • Thank You Paul. A most impressive experiment. I have posted a PS on my ‘Clearview Tent’ post linking to your new film about your ‘Clearview Hammock’. Good to see other folks pushing the limits! Cheers, Steve.

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