After testing this ultralight tipi tarp, I knew this was the small, lightweight, sturdy tipi shaped tent that I was looking for. I’ve been working on this idea a long time and never quite got it right. It’s right now. Make one, you’ll like it.

The key to the design was 5 sides, not 4, not 6, and a circular shape with one flat side. Being a flat tarp lets you use it in any way you would use a square or rectangular tarp. That’s a plus.

With this design you can use visqueen, tyvek, canvas or anything you want and turn it into a shelter. You have all the instructions here to build one.