Advice 1: Tent with their hands: how to make her beautiful

If you love to travel, but the tent you have, try to do it themselves. Of course, in the stores you can pick up a tent for every taste. But in the tent, made with his own hands, and to relax becomes more enjoyable. Tents are usually sewn, or of rubberized percale, or from the tent fabric, which is a impregnated linen cloth. To make a waterproof fabric you any of the following methods.
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Instruction
1
Put a linen cloth in a 40% solution of yellow Laundry soap. Once the fabric is saturated, remove the cloth and dip it in a 20% solution of copper sulfate. Get, dry. A waterproof fabric is ready.
2
Mix an aqueous solution of acetate of lead (30 g per liter of water) with a solution of aluminium sulphate (21 g, 350 ml of water). Stir until complete mixing and strain the resulting composition through the muslin. Now put this mixture for 15 minutes the fabric, and then pull it out and dry without squeezing.
3
Dip the cloth in a solution of 90 parts water, 10 parts glue, 1 part dvuhromovokislyj potassium and 1 part of acetic acid. After that, remove and dry.
4
Some tips on making the tent. The floor of the tent and its back better stitching of thicker and more durable material than the main part.
5
Panels connect double thick seam, coated rubber adhesive. This will keep the seams of the tent from leakage.
6
Miss the thick rope of hemp between the braid and the ridge. And then for the ends of the rope tied around the loops, attach the stretch. In addition, the location of the hinge should be closed special patch.
7
At the ends of the ridge to make the holes for the pillars, secure them with a light grommets (metal clips) or sewn sturdy and thick thread. Over the grommets would be better to sew the cap. It will prevent water intrusion into the hole.
8
In the rear wall make a hole with a sleeve for ventilation. And the entrance is made of two halves. The cloth you will be able to fasten with a rope zips or fastenings and hinges. And don't forget to secure the sill at the entrance to protect themselves from dirt and water.
9
The tent should be stored together with pegs and racks in the case. When laying it in the case, the tent must be completely dry. If you are going to use the tent for a long time, wipe with a cloth talcum powder and roll them.

Advice 2: How to make a tent

Despite the fact that in specialized stores offers a wide selection of tents of various modifications and sizes, most of the tourists prefer to make tents of their own, based on personal preferences and requirements. How to make a tent by yourself?
How to make a tent
You will need
  • cloth;
  • rubber adhesive;
  • - braid;
  • - sewing machine;
  • pencil;
  • paper;
  • - hemp rope;
  • - eyelets
Instruction
1
Select the model of the tent

There are many different kinds of tourist tents - lean-to, gable, trehskatnye tents, tent bags, tents, etc. However, the most widely tent-houses, designed for summer Hiking. They are easy to install and fairly comfortable. Besides, they are easy to sew yourself, because they have an efficient and simple cutting.
2
Determine the size of the tent

It is necessary to determine how many people designed your tent. The most rational is to sew tents for 2-4 people. Note that the floor size for one person, typically 50/200 see Plan berths and space for necessary things.

Define the height. In determining this option, be aware that the larger the height of your tent, the more its windage. A compromise is considered to be the height of 150 cm.
3
Make a drawing of the tent in the desired scale. Calculate the required amount of materials.
4
Select fabric

From the choice of fabric will depend on the weight of your tent. Which, of course, is a very important factor in field conditions. Tents can be sewing from a special rubberized fabric and a thin canvas or thick cotton cloth. However, for ease of construction it is recommended to use a nylon fabric of high strength.
5
Make cutting fabric in accordance with the previously made drawing.
6
Stitch detail, focusing on the pattern made. To avoid leakage, the panels must be sewn with a double seam. RUB the seam with a rubber adhesive. The back wall and floor of the tent are sewn, as a rule, from the more dense material.
7
Wash and dry the braid. This is necessary in order to later she gave shrinkage. Hem the ridge of your tent.
8
Insert the thin rope hemmed between the braid and the ridge. Tie loops at the ends of the rope. Cover the hinge with a special patch and carefully sew it around the perimeter and the cross, grasping the material and rope. For these loops will be attached stretch marks, so it is very important that they were securely fixed..
9
Make holes for the struts at the ends of the ridge and install them in the grommets.
10
Make the entrance to the tent, using two panels of fabric. To close the inlet by means of special hinges and clasps.
11
Equip at the entrance secures the nut. It will protect the tent from dirt and water.
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