I am happy to say I finished my silnylon tent this weekend! All I have to do is get a nice day to seam seal it. I made the Jones tent 2 from the make your own gear web site. I made a stuff sack for it this morning. Total weight including rear pole and stakes in the stuff sack 2 Pounds 1 ounce! I may be able to skim a ounce or two yet as my guy lines are a bit heavier than needed. This has got to be close to the lightest two person tent on the planet? Total cost was about 95 bucks However I have close to seven yards silnylon left over. I purchased form noah lamport and there is a ten yard min on each color. I am so pleased with how it came out. I wish I could post pictures on here. My next project will be a G4 pack. I may use Silnylon on the G4 instead of 2.2 ounce ripstop? with proper care I think it would be strong enough with light loads. Happy Trails!
Edited by Kent W (05/17/1002:18 PM) Edit Reason: error
Loc: East Texas Piney Woods
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I havent hiked with it yet but have seam sealed it and tweaked the guy lines with gear in the tent. This Has eliminated the wrinkles you see in the photos. I received my G4 pack kit from Quest outfitters a couple days ago. I plan to make three packs from the pattern . One will be for me and the other two for my son and girl friend. They are interested in hiking so i want to encourage them. My G4 will be made fro 1.1 oz a yard silnylon. Hoping for ten to eleven ounce total pack weight? I will post
I didnt desighn it. It is the Jones tent two plans on make your own gear. However,back pole sujested in plans is no longer available. I have a metel lathe and turned lightweigh aluminm ferrals for a 5 piece pole made from kids fiberglass arrow shafts! works great and weighs practicly nil. However there are some great lightweight pole offerings on Quest outfitters web site!