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Improvised Tyvek A-Frame Shelter

This is a shelter built form scavenged Tyvek. It is light weight, waterproof and easy to build.

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Thursday, May 31st, 2012 2012 Survival

25 Comments to Improvised Tyvek A-Frame Shelter

January 4, 2012

Good stuff Brother!

January 4, 2012

gonna try that one….made one last year…tube tent style…with one closed end and one with doors…gotta use some tape and has to be pre fashioned…but nice…but this one is a great way of keeping the wrap uncommitted and useful for other uses…nice job..subbed.

January 4, 2012

great scavenging, improvising is the key, great job

January 4, 2012

Thanks and good work with the video’s

January 4, 2012

Great one Terry Thanks!

January 5, 2012

any reason why tyvek vs poly sheeting? Also tyvek isn’t waterproof but very repellant it is also very crinkly which can be remedied by throwing the tarp in your wash, it comes out soft and does make much noise in the wind but is still very water reppellant.

Also what was that neck knife rig?

January 5, 2012

cool man thanks

January 5, 2012

That will be one noisy shelter, I know a couple guys who didn’t sleep in one.

January 5, 2012

nifty potholder

January 5, 2012

It didn’t look so big until you got in it. Neat job.

January 5, 2012

As always cool video. Whats your top made of? or who make them?


January 5, 2012

That is a wool shirt made by Empire Wool and Canvas Works

January 5, 2012

I used Tyvek in this video. I am going to do another shelter type with poly in the near future.

January 6, 2012

Another great vid… Thanks.

January 7, 2012

this is what people need to wake up and learn

January 7, 2012

looks good

January 8, 2012

i have a suggestion, that ridgepole that you have sticking out of the front of shelter about 2 feet might actually end up being detrimental to you. if it rains, the rain might land on the ridgepole and run downward, dripping droplets of water all over the inside of your shelter. just a thought. nice video though, good info.

January 9, 2012

Nicely done, and well shown.

January 9, 2012

i have thought about taking a space blanket,tyvek and some spray glue and putting them together
do you think it would work?

January 10, 2012

Good job! That little fire is so warm … don’t always need a big one =)
I have yet to use my axe like a hammer that hard … not sure if I am ready too heh.

January 15, 2012

Neat-O idea. I don’t know anything about Tyveck other than it’s a building matriel. I thought it was like insulated siding panels but now I see it’s a fabric. Seems like a good product for my BOB. I’m thinking it’s very light and a 12’x12′ piece would make a shelter for 2 campers? And fold up small, maybe in Gallon Ziplock? Thanks for the show, man!

January 24, 2012

cool! why does the smoke not go inside the shelter?

January 26, 2012

The wind is parallel to the opening.

February 20, 2012

I was surprised at how loud the Tyvek was as you built the shelter. Have you been in it as it rained ot sleeted? I have some from our house when it was sided and it actually has a layer of that silver mylar built into one side. I folded up a 10×8 foot piece that fits into a standard military first ait kit pouch along with pre-made bank line stake cords. The only thing I did different was use duct tape I had in the truck to the corners and where I staked out to stop rips and tears.

March 13, 2012

Most people prefer Tyvek due to the durability and lighter weight. In other applications Tyvek is preferable due to its being breathable as well as waterproof. Bivy, rain gear, gloves etc..

The reason I prefer it is, it has multiple uses. From shelter to clothing, it’s light weight and durability make it a must. If you don’t want to buy an entire roll, go talk to some construction crews in your area, I’m sure they will give you an end or two.

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