Here are a few shots of the tent that I designed and made from some waterproof ripstop I found at Walmart for $2 a yard, and some mosquito netting. The roof wraps right around the foot of the tent and becomes the floor…and the netting wraps around everything else. Weight, with aluminum poles, is a little over three pounds.
That doesn't look much like a tent to me. It looks more like a tarp with some necessary stuff placed under it. Looks like a really cool design and if it works as great as you say you can't beat it at 3 lbs...sabre11004...
The first step that you take will be one of those that get you there 1!!!!!
Waterproof both top and bottom--and the "eaves" hang down enough that my wife even feels as if we have a bit of privacy. And yes, about 3 pounds, all up. With the sides made of bug netting, there is no condensation worries that you get with most single-wall tents.
Loc: Central Texas
Sabre, Phriteaux and I have used a similar rig for months at a time in some seriously nasty weather. No problem. It has survived storms that put "real" tents on the ground and their occupants running for cover. That has happened several times - to the point that I am convinced that conventional tents are useless.