I also used it one night , down at Lake Elizabeth in the Otways, but had set it up like a hutchie (slung between two trees as it was the only way I could work out to hold it up!). Unfortunately, I slid out the end and got my sleeping bag wet. The others in the party would have been much happier in the morning if I had set it up a long way away, as my alcohol assisted snoring had kept some of them awake. Being able to set it up free standing will now be a bonus!
So today I was wandering around the Simple Hiker blog and discovered this great video clip on Youtube demonstrating how, using a lightweight tarp and one hiking pole, you can set up a servicable 2 person tent.
Movie on how to make a tent from a tarp!
The finished product!
Now this tent doesn't have a front door (or any door by that matter) but would be a great setup for summer if you were wanting a lightweight option. Check out the movie!
Update: If you are interested in tarps and using them as a light weight option, check out this post at Litehiker There is an interesting report on using a tarp in bad English weather......
While I was looking at the movie in You Tube, another movie was suggested as relevent, so I watched it hoping I would learn something about setting up a tarp as a tent. Well, I wasted 3 min 39 seconds of my life on this dumb video. You can too if you watch it, click below.........
A VERY BORING MOVIE