Do you love a good DIY project? This one will blow you mind if you really want to lighten your load.
Northwest Backpacker puts together a great DIY Lightweight Shelter idea. This is a really easy ultralight project that will reduce your base weight significantly. At 13 oz this ultralight shelter can’t be matched on weight or cost. The materials below come to about $20.
A tarp is a versatile shelter which can either be left off (when sleeping under a clear sky), or pitched low and tight when in windy and wet conditions.
You should absolutely practice multiple pitch types before taking this out for your shelter. Understanding site selection is also key to getting the most out of it.
After watching video, you can go to Ben’s site for full details on the project.