After deciding i was going to go ultra cheap, and deciding i was going to build a Tyvek Pyramid type shelter, i was rummaging around in my gear closet which is not so well organized. Found something i haven't looked at in awhile.
A couple or so years ago, my wife and i bought a combo ti goat wood stove and tipi type tent during a special combo deal. While i've used the tent a few times, and the stove a couple, we're mainly keeping it for backup (long story, but a mutual decision based on mutual intuition).
We had purchased the optional dew liner, but i've never used it--just stored it away and kind of forgot about it. During my rummaging, i saw it and took it out, and realized that it would make an awesome 2 person shelter unto itself. It looks like it's the same material as the tent itself, lightweight ripstop silnylon (same color too, grey/silver).
It just needs a door and zipper (there is a good size, inverted V gap), a vent, and some mesh on the bottom perimeter and over the door area. Not sure, but maybe the bottom loops where it ties to the tent need to be reinforced as to be able to handle tent stakes, wind, etc.
A quick question and background: I'm a somewhat new & inexperienced sewer. I have a little experience with sewing silnylon--just enough to know i really dislike doing very large pieces of it. Silnylon stuff sacks, no problem. Silnylon tarp pieces... argh, the pins come out, the material bunches or misaligns, and generally i get at least mildly frustrated (which is saying a lot as i usually have the temperament of Yoda--fairly calm).
Is it feasible, or advisable (or not so) to thin out some silicone adhesive and glue the door on, or do i really need to sew it?
p.s., i will put up a pic of the liner, set up as shelter, as is, tomorrow.