For versatility and affordability, nothing beats a tarp. With an 8-by-10-foot piece of nylon, some paracord, stakes, a trekking pole, and a little ingenuity, you can make a shelter to withstand any weather.
This configuration is similar to the classic A-frame, but trades a narrower interior for built-in groundcover.
One tree, one ridgeline, and three stakes: That’s a recipe for excellent wind protection.
No tree, no problem. This floorless and breathable setup goes up in minutes on a single trekking pole.
Its construction is more complex, but this single-pole setup has a floor, vestibule, and a closeable door.