..and another MYOG Pyramid Tent inspired by Jerry
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Andrew Bishop
(copperhead) - M

Locale: Down Under
..and another MYOG Pyramid Tent inspired by Jerry on 07/30/2011 08:41:15 MDT Print View

Inspired by Jerry Adam's floorless pyramid project, I bought some materials from Quest Outfitters and got to work with the sewing machine for my first MYOG sewing project.

Here is the final result:

Orange mid

You can see more photos on my blog.

Andrew

Edited by copperhead on 08/24/2011 06:41:05 MDT.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: ..and another MYOG Pyramid Tent inspired by Jerry on 07/30/2011 08:44:06 MDT Print View

Great job! Nice pitch too.

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: ..and another MYOG Pyramid Tent inspired by Jerry on 07/30/2011 08:58:57 MDT Print View

Nice job. Seams look very regular - few weird wrinkles next to seam.

I wonder how your .433 inch poles will do in windy weather? I have .65, but I'm pretty sure they're over-kill.

Now you're addicited to MYOG : )

Trevor Wilson
(trevor83) - MLife

Locale: ATL -- Zurich -- SF Bay Area
Re: Re: ..and another MYOG Pyramid Tent inspired by Jerry on 07/30/2011 09:08:29 MDT Print View

That looks pretty sweet. Nice work.

Pilate de Guerre
(deGuerre) - F

Locale: SE, USA
DIY snow pegs on 07/30/2011 15:27:17 MDT Print View

I think I saw your DIY snow pegs on a German language forum. Good work!

Andrew Bishop
(copperhead) - M

Locale: Down Under
Pyramid tent + snow on 07/30/2011 19:34:50 MDT Print View

Thanks all!


Jerry - I used the tent for the first time last weekend, in snow. Got a bit of snow on the tent itself and the pole was bending significantly. You can see the discussion regarding this on an Australian bushwalking forum.

My conclusion is that a heavier pole is required for winter, so have gone with a ski poles + connecting strap solution that I found here on the forums here.

I plan to test it out in the snow in a couple of week's time.

For summer use I would like to make the .433" pole a little longer, as required. Am considering using the approach suggested by Bob Gross on BPL in this thread.

Andrew

PS. Yes, I've caught the MYOG bug

Edited by copperhead on 08/24/2011 06:44:36 MDT.

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Pyramid tent + snow on 07/30/2011 23:45:37 MDT Print View

That is just not right!

Snow???

It's in the 80s F every day here, uncomfortably hot, but that should make someone laugh who lived in the rest of the U.S. where it's actually hot.

Andrew Bishop
(copperhead) - M

Locale: Down Under
Ski poles connected for tent pole for Pyramid tent on 08/24/2011 06:53:28 MDT Print View

Just a quick note to follow up my earlier comment about combining two ski poles to form the tent pole for my pyramid tent. Trialled them on a recent alpine walk here in Australia.

I removed the baskets from the poles, pushed one end of a length of tubular mesh cord onto each pole tip, then bound the poles together using 2-sided hook & loop. Worked a treat and much more sturdy that the Easton poles I'd use before - I will use the Eastons when I am not using ski or trekking poles.

Ski poles connected for tent pole

Edited by copperhead on 08/24/2011 06:55:29 MDT.