New 1man Tube Tent

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New 1man Tube Tent

Postby seudo_411 » Tue Oct 21, 2008 2:32 pm

So I've been thinking about making a tent, I now know what its gonna look like, But I still need to find suitable material, Thought about using- rip stop nylon for the inside, covered with, a lighter weight water proof nylon.

I also found a kite shop selling 5mm carbon fiber tubes that are cut to any length (Max 3m)... they also carry shock cord that i was going to use for tying it down.

The design below is a simple two (maybe 3) hoop tent, Need input on the design, and material for it. I'm also considering using a tarp or polyvinyl ground sheet. that is in a sort of basin form.

Below is the tent plan, as well as the measurements. I basically lay on my bed and put my bags at the foot and used that.

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Re: New 1man Tube Tent

Postby zelph » Tue Oct 21, 2008 2:50 pm

Use waterproof Silnylon and eliminate the extra piece of nylon.

Use 2 pieces for arch supports(3 arches)

What kind of ends do they supply to strengthen the carbon tubes?

Nice project!!!!!Hope you can work out all the details.
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Re: New 1man Tube Tent

Postby Ridgerunner » Tue Oct 21, 2008 5:10 pm

Keep your eye opens at WallyWorld fabric section as sometimes you can find silnylon and other waterproof fabrics on the $1-$3 clearence rack. ;) Good luck with your project. :mrgreen:
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Re: New 1man Tube Tent

Postby irrationalsolutions » Tue Oct 21, 2008 5:49 pm

you are much braver than i am. i will work with wood or metal all day. i know i can't make anything like that. :( its a good idea best of luck to you with the sewing.
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Re: New 1man Tube Tent

Postby zelph » Tue Oct 21, 2008 9:34 pm

Ridgerunner wrote:Keep your eye opens at WallyWorld fabric section as sometimes you can find silnylon and other waterproof fabrics on the $1-$3 clearence rack. ;) Good luck with your project. :mrgreen:


I don't think there are any Walmarts in South Africa. Is there Seudo?????
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Re: New 1man Tube Tent

Postby seudo_411 » Wed Oct 22, 2008 2:05 am

I found a company in Cape Town, its about an hours drive, who makes racing sails. from CUBEN-FIBRE. And another that makes 330-600g per m2 Ripstop.

We have a builders warehouse, but i doubt they'll stock it. Oh and guys I'll play around with sub flash point alcohol, i'll work bare hands with razor sharp metal pieces, but alas I can't even tie a TIE, proper. :oops:

I do however have an aunt who is a supervisor at a underwear factory. and she said that the "girls" will do it if i buy them tea and cookies... :lol:

Which type of pole is more flexible, solid or hollow ,Carbon fiber or Fiberglass. I revamped the design last night will update the image a bit later.

Just a thought but i was thinking of using those narrow road bike inner tubes as beams, then i just carry a small pump, or co2 inflater. (3sec tent)
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Re: New 1man Tube Tent

Postby zelph » Wed Oct 22, 2008 10:02 am

My educated guess is that solid rod would be more flexible and I don't know why :lol:

Bike tubes would be too heavy :)
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Re: New 1man Tube Tent

Postby seudo_411 » Wed Oct 22, 2008 12:04 pm

zelph wrote:My educated guess is that solid rod would be more flexible and I don't know why :lol:

Bike tubes would be too heavy :)


i figured they'll be heavy, oh well just a thought, I would think of going with a mix of hollows and solid poles. As you'll see later I've changed the entrance to not only allow for an easier entrance, but also to give me a shielded area in which to cook.

I have to finnish up the pic, wanted to work on it this morning but had to go to school with my mom. :roll: , My God i had forgotten how bad hormonal teenage girls can be, ;) ...
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Re: New 1man Tube Tent

Postby Ridgerunner » Wed Oct 22, 2008 8:28 pm

I don't think there are any Walmarts in South Africa. Is there Seudo?????

Good point Zelph ! What was I thinking. did not realize to whom I was conversing with. WallyWorld might have factories somewhere there making goods and paying the hired help pennies on the hour. :o :oops: More likely in third world countries. :roll:
we look forward to seeing the new design and my guess would be the solid fiberglas poles would be more flexible....I don't know why I think that either. :lol:
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Re: New 1man Tube Tent

Postby zelph » Wed Oct 22, 2008 10:18 pm

Ridgerunner wrote:
I don't think there are any Walmarts in South Africa. Is there Seudo?????

Good point Zelph ! What was I thinking. did not realize to whom I was conversing with. WallyWorld might have factories somewhere there making goods and paying the hired help pennies on the hour. :o :oops: More likely in third world countries. :roll:
we look forward to seeing the new design and my guess would be the solid fiberglas poles would be more flexible....I don't know why I think that either. :lol:


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