Deer Hunter’s Tent #2. Lightweight: Your DIY tent can weigh as little as 4 lbs, which is pretty light, especially when you’ll be backpacking.

Cons A tent that is also a tarp and a hammock shelter.

It ends up costing ~$100, surprisingly high for a DIY project but still markedly less than a similar retail tarp. Leave a Comment / Backpacking, DIY, Hiking, Hunting, Shelter / By admin. diy ultralight tent. If you’re backpacking, weight is a serious issue, so a DIY tent will help shave off a couple of pounds that you’ll be happy to shake off your back.

While the length is easily adjusted simply by cutting the fabric longer, increasing the width would need double sided tape.