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Author Topic: Homemade Portable Shelters  (Read 16274 times)

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Homemade Portable Shelters
« on: Dec 17, 2007, 05:49 PM »
Fellas, (and the ladies :) ),

I have made some portable shelters, anybody else cheap and have initive?

I have made the "hut" style with two pieces of plywood and a tarp, but does anybody else have some new plans? I ask becasue I got a new idea, but dont want to spend the money and time, if someone has something else better.

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Re: Homemade Portable Shelters
« Reply #1 on: Dec 17, 2007, 07:17 PM »
The only ones I have ever built are the same plywood and tarp style as yours...but I'd sure like to here your idea ;D
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Re: Homemade Portable Shelters
« Reply #2 on: Dec 18, 2007, 10:20 AM »
I built a really complex fold-up model with a buddy of mine quite a few years back. It held pretty well and pulled really nice but wasn't very durable and after a few years we both wound up buying our own. He bought a Clam and I went with Frabill. I live about 5 minutes from Frabill's HQ and know a few employees..always a plus.
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Re: Homemade Portable Shelters
« Reply #3 on: Dec 18, 2007, 07:40 PM »
Here is the design I came up with last year.






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Re: Homemade Portable Shelters
« Reply #4 on: Dec 18, 2007, 08:06 PM »
I posted this a few years ago in the shanty thread.

Here are some pics of the shanty that my brother in law made. Sorry for the scanned quaility, but you get the idea.



It folds up to the size of a dog sled

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Re: Homemade Portable Shelters
« Reply #5 on: Dec 22, 2007, 07:09 AM »
I notice all the pics incorporate electrical conduit, correct? That stuff is great. If i can ever figure how to post pics, I will post my plans....I saw some green house designs online, and I have adapted them into an ice shelter. It is still a "hut" bit alot lighter.

It calls for PVC, and I am not sure PVC can hold up to being flexed, jostled, and bear weight, all in the in the cold.  We are using roofing rubber on the current hut, its awesome, but heavy.

I dont have a snowmobile, so in the past, weight and drag have been my major complaints about the homemade shantys. I am still working on a good way to get clearance and minimize drag, without having the sides along the bottom be open (like gasman's). I like the box sled idea, but they get heavy.


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Re: Homemade Portable Shelters
« Reply #6 on: Dec 22, 2007, 08:53 AM »
I notice all the pics incorporate electrical conduit, correct? That stuff is great. If i can ever figure how to post pics, I will post my plans....I saw some green house designs online, and I have adapted them into an ice shelter. It is still a "hut" bit alot lighter.

It calls for PVC, and I am not sure PVC can hold up to being flexed, jostled, and bear weight, all in the in the cold.  We are using roofing rubber on the current hut, its awesome, but heavy.

I don't have a snowmobile, so in the past, weight and drag have been my major complaints about the homemade shanty's. I am still working on a good way to get clearance and minimize drag, without having the sides along the bottom be open (like gasman's). I like the box sled idea, but they get heavy.



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Re: Homemade Portable Shelters
« Reply #7 on: Jan 06, 2008, 05:09 PM »

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Re: Homemade Portable Shelters
« Reply #8 on: Jan 08, 2008, 09:40 PM »
hey danman do you have anymore pics or plans, what materials did you use? i want to make my own flip up portable but i am pretty much clueless right now
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Re: Homemade Portable Shelters
« Reply #9 on: Jan 12, 2008, 04:35 PM »
hey danman do you have anymore pics or plans, what materials did you use? i want to make my own flip up portable but i am pretty much clueless right now

It looks like treated canvas, yes? Did you sew it together, or happen upon some perfect tent? I have hand sewn some drfit socks, but that looks like a major undertaking, would think you need a machine.

The sled looks like plywood, and with canvas...how heavy is it?

Note: my plan failed, could not get enough flex out of the PVC...trying to lighten it up. Yet have some strenght.

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Re: Homemade Portable Shelters
« Reply #10 on: Jan 14, 2008, 09:50 AM »
PVC gets brittle in the cold.  Not sure what you are using it for.  If it is for the frame, I would suggest 1/2" conduit.  If for the skis, you could also use conduit, snow or water skis.

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Re: Homemade Portable Shelters
« Reply #11 on: Jan 14, 2008, 09:39 PM »
sides, rear are 3/4 pine boards

bottom  is made of 3/8 plywood curled up around the wood at the front
nailed and glued

..rip the plywood 1/2 thru every inch or so so that it will bend

i made some comparments side to side using pine boards on the inside..also a built in seat

you can glass the bottom if you want

i put 1 inch wooden rails on bottom...and covered them on the bottom  with a thin carpet strip like of metal on each one..to keep from wearing out

this sled pulls easier than my fishtrap


frame is copper tubing

tent is canvas like from surplus store.......i found some drop cloths at harbor frieght that are simmilar weight you could use them for canvas

my wife sewed the canvas..we stretched it over the frame and marked with chalk..made some loops fro the pipes to go thru

bolts thru the copper pipe...rubber washers between rows of pipes

tie wraps hold on the bottom of canvas

cut a pole with v notch each end to strecth the canvas tight on top inside between top pipes




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Re: Homemade Portable Shelters
« Reply #12 on: Jan 16, 2008, 12:15 AM »
that looks awesome! i have decided that something like that is now my summer project along with making jigs and maybe a few rods, thanks danman
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Re: Homemade Portable Shelters
« Reply #13 on: Jan 16, 2008, 12:36 PM »
DANMAN  the sled does not hae to made from wood, I used an old wheel barrel, JAckson m17 plastic that was broken and I just plated the cracks.
The fram I use 1 inch electrical conduit, Cut the pole and place a coupler on the run to make it shorter during transport to the ice.
I made a small frame on the barrel to place a n old boat seat on it.
The frabic I use was boat  seat material, you can swe it on regular machine, just get coat thread or heav duty thread. Make the largest piece of fabric the one the attacts to the sled to the frame. Make the sides the smaller pieces, I also make a window, forgot where I got the stuff, the material came for Jannes fabric.
The cost was $65.
I garbage picked the skis's.
The barrel sits on 4x4 blocks and hte skis are bolted on the blocks,
Good luck and seriously consider buying a portable, if you can't enjoy your project.
My hut still works I just bought a frabill Xl 2 man. The second best purchase besides the VEX!
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Re: Homemade Portable Shelters
« Reply #14 on: Jan 17, 2008, 07:23 PM »
Oh sure...whatever works and you have laying around...My  green home made fishtrap sled is maybe 10 years old..about the time fishtraps started selling natiionally at walmart...the copper in it is probably work 40.00 now !! :P 

One fella used a plastic mortar tub for his sled base !
lots of plastics out there eg garbage cans, sleds, rubbermaids, etc that you could consider using for a base

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Re: Homemade Portable Shelters
« Reply #15 on: Jan 18, 2008, 02:30 PM »
sry guys no pics but i took 3 sheets of ply wood and an 10 by 20 foot tarp and some screws and built mine ....it folds down and is only 6 inches tall when in storage or transport.....standing is 6ft tall 4 wide 8 long 2 windows, 1 door

      hope you can picture it in your head......ill c if i can get some pics

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Re: Homemade Portable Shelters
« Reply #16 on: Jan 18, 2008, 02:35 PM »
But does it transport easily?

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Re: Homemade Portable Shelters
« Reply #17 on: Jan 18, 2008, 05:43 PM »
But does it transport easily?

it was horrible in snow so i built a metal sled and now it slices through up to 8 inches with little effort at all!!! ill get pics next time i go home im at college now

 

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