Canvas Drop Cloths

Canvas Drop Cloths

So you've decided to make your own shelter and you don't want a parachute because army surplus only comes in green. Canvas drop cloths are cheap and surprisingly cool alternatives to parachutes. They breathe better and, being heavier, don't fly away quite so fast in a wind storm. Buy a few, sew them together (I managed to do it in the passenger seat on the way to Burning Man in '99), and if you're really handy put in some grommets for extra security. All you need now is a sturdy frame to secure it to and some spray paint to make is snazzy. (You can get these at your local Home Depot if you want to skip shipping costs.)