There is a shop here called Seattle Fabrics(http://www.seattlefabrics.com/
) that has a pretty good selection of all things for making tents,bags,packs,sails,whatever.. from materials to clips,nylon straps,etc..but that is about as far away as possible from your location.I've found a lot of my "tentmaking material" to be from other thrift store tents I pick up.I spent the money on a used sewing machine($20) and a Pfaff Hobbylock serger instead($14)..from the thrift stores also of course.I realize yours may be a lot worse than my stores.
One of the tents I made is a large single tarp tent form an old orange GERRY convertible tarp/tube tent/A frame/sidewall affair..a tube tent that had a big zipper down through the floor.I recut it more to a cone(for two people) and added the cut-off pieces for doors on the front,added about 10" of mesh around the bottom perimeter.I still need to figure out a floor..or sleep on a poncho with some velcro spots to catch on ones on the mesh,It can go wide for two,beaks at both ends with the pole through the edge of the front beak..has cost me about $10 so far..LOL!I can through up a picture if you want to see it.
<p>I figure the cone might be more protective than a straight through tent,however your climate might require more ventilation than protection from cold,rain ,and wind.
<p>I'm building another more on the lines of the single hoop Akto now,have some pics of that also,out of a blue/gray old coleman fly for a dome..working on the inner tent and floor now.What can I say..I'M CHEAP!
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