This project evolved from a truck-top fort that I made last year for our annual Salton Sea camping trip. This year I wanted to up the ante, and modified the tent to sit on the ground. There is an upholstery guy about 100 feet away from my warehouse space and I commissioned him to sew up the tent structure for me using a salvaged military tent and some 12 oz duck canvas drop cloths. We used the grommets from the military tent and sewed them into all the vertexes and seams. I then modified my tube steel frame that I made last year so that it would be easier for set up. I also made two folding stools. Here’s a video I made of the set up process:
We just got back from our annual Salton Sea Camping trip, so I’ll be posting more photos and video from that this week!