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  1. moderntrivia

    What are your thoughts on shelters?

    When things are going well, people humbly enjoy their lives. When things get shitty, people quietly look out for each other. I think there’s something admirable in that. I can’t explain my whole life obviously. I got into this position due to a complex set of mistakes and misfortunes. I take...
  2. Matt Derrick

    Gone / Sold Dan Durston X-MID One Person Ultralight Tent

    This is the original Dan Durston X-MID one person ultralight tent. Comes in original bag, never opened, never used. Been sitting in my closet for about two years, so I figure it's time to give it a new life with someone that will enjoy it. This does not come with tent poles, as it's designed to...
  3. MetalBryan

    Free tents (and other camping gear) in the news

    Here's a story about a UK festival where the estimate (reddit) 60,000 tents and an estimated (reddit) 1 million pounds sterling of camping gear was left behind at the festival. https://thetab.com/uk/2021/08/31/tents-left-at-festivals-leeds-reading-creamfields-221131 If there isn't already an...
  4. ali

    Question Tent pegs: are they worth it?

    So, been camping out for a bit over a week now, and not once have i found a site where i could get more than one or two pegs in halfway. The other night it was raining and i pinned my fly out with straps and some large rocks i found by the lake. Today there were no rocks around so i have one...
  5. Radical

    Tent recommendations

    Hi, I'm looking to buy a tent for some pretty big backpacking adventures and I know exactly what I'm looking for, but can't seem to find a tent I'm 100% happy with, so I was wondering if people here had any recommendations. It needs to be completely and reliably waterproof and able to deal...
  6. NoichNoichNoich

    Homeless Shelter Review

    I just wanted to give my two cents on a men's homeless shelter in Kansas City, Missouri. It's called Shelter KC and it's at 1502 Cherry St. Overall it's a decent place to stay, but beware. They like to peach the gospel a lot. In fact, you have to sit through chapel after dinner. It's mandatory...
  7. StrongsouthwindyWomen

    How to make a diy shelter with cardboard & tarp?

    I'm thinking of cheap or zero cost housing alternatives and one of the things that came to mind was: building & sleeping in a diy shelter made out of cardboard, and using a tarp to cover the shelter from rain 🌧️ soaking me. How do you make a diy shelter out of cardboard & set up a rain tarp...
  8. StrongsouthwindyWomen

    How to find free tarp and corage?

    I'm extremely tight on fundz right now, I want to make myself a emergency diy shelter with corage, a tarp and with some trees. Where are some free places that might help assist with getting me these things?
  9. Potts

    Some advice please

    Wondering if anyone could offer a touch of advice on my sleeping arrangements. I have a poly fill sleeping bag from Walmart, it's rated down to like 50 degrees fahrenheit. I also have a heavy duty tarp that I've been wrapping me and the sleeping bag up in the last few nights since it's been...
  10. D

    Shelter: A Squatumentary

    The whole film is posted on the youtube now!
  11. ThreadsInNeedles

    Photos Modifying the MSS gortex bivy for hammock camping

    I have a ton of ideas all the time of how to get around gear problems I encounter, or to just generally improve my current system that I dont see anywhere else on the internet. I intend to write guides for all of these in the near future. Problem is, writing these big long posts obviously...
  12. Lamentations

    Small new homeless shelter in PNW

    I have about $550 to spend, and I'd like to open a homeless shelter in Bellevue to house about 5-10 people. I think I may be able to keep it open for two months on this budget, but there could be donations to do so with popularity. I plan to obtain permission from a storage facility, then...
  13. Swimsushi

    25 tarp shelter configurations (infographic) - what are your favorites?

    Hey yall! I've been spending my days researching about tents and bivys and now; to tarps. I would like to hear yalls favorite configurations for your DIY tarp tent. I've found this cool photo on rolling fox, and i'm honestly surprised at the many, many ways you can use it for any type of weather.
  14. Lamentations

    LGBTQ shelters

    I mean, I think of the children, but what is up with big cities only having gay youth shelters? What about adults? What if there were LGBTQ camps, or something?
  15. TheUndeadPhoenix

    [NYC area] Two free 16'x12' tarps to a good home

    Looking to give away one or both of these tarps. I bought them back in 2016 and left them in a drawer and never used them. Only discovered that they're too big for what I need like 3 days ago. The colors were listed as brown and green, though the green is more of an aqua. Will bring to you if...
  16. Windwalker

    Craigslist, Homeless Shelters and below freezing temps

    Not long ago, on Dec. 30th 2019 I decided to bail out of the current living conditions I was under in south central ohio with no plan whatsoever except the experience of the past encoded in my bones. With all my trash packed tight in one bag, I hitched a ride from the sticks to a Microtel...
  17. StrongsouthwindyWomen

    What is the easiest wilderness bush shelter or shelter to make outside?

    I'm currently homeless with my new bf of two months, we are really roughing it out, sleeping outside with no blankets or anything, just have one another to hold for body heat, for personal reasons and because I got beaten up from this drunk women that stays there, I refuse to stay there...
  18. Thf

    Mosquito net recomendations

    I’m wanting to hit the road in a few weeks and am currently considering my setup, I’d like to go with a simple tarp mosquito net combo, but almost all the mosquito nets i find online seem to be made for regular beds. So I’m wondering, what do you recommend? Are there special nets for camping...
  19. anynameyouwish

    cheap and light temporary shelter

    https://thetinylife.com/tiny-cloroplast-house/ it's by a guy named "Paul Elkins" he makes a lot of other stuff like that on his youtube channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVEvg5_CuH3v2Mhb8pQ1Xrg instructions for his stuff on his website - https://www.elkinsdiy.com/
  20. StrongsouthwindyWomen

    Is it possible to survive in a winter wilderness shelter in -21 weather?

    Hello there fellow people! :) I know this may crazy, but is it possible to make some type of Survival Shelter(s) in the bush, im up in northwestern ontario, canada, the weather has been pretty cold, Its -14°C, but it FEELS LIKE-21 but wondering with the right gear, stuff in the bush and a...