The Tarp Tent
April 18, 2005
To go on a cycling tour on real cheap, I devised a tent made out of a tarp and a rope. By stringing my camera tripod and bicycle together, then laying a tarp on top, I thought I could keep myself warm and dry during the trip.
To test it, I set it up in my backyard. It worked really well, although it was really warm inside.
I used it on the 12-day trip around Lake Erie. I dropped the idea the second day when I found that tarps were completely unbreatheable - my breath condensed inside the tent when it was cold outside, soaking everything from my tripod to clothes.
Not a good way to save a couple of hundred bucks.