Single Post Parachute Tepee
You need a 14-gore section (normally) of canopy, stakes, a strong center post, and
inner core and needle to construct this tepee. You cut the suspension lines except for
40- to 45-centimeter lengths at the canopy’s lower lateral band.
To make this tepee–
Select a shelter site and scribe a circle about 4 meters in diameter on the
- Stake the parachute material to the ground using the lines remaining at the lower lateral band After deciding where to place the shelter door, place a stake and tie the first line (from the lower lateral band) securely to it.
- Stretch the parachute material taut to the next line, place a stake on the scribed line, and tie the line to it.
- Continue the staking process until you have tied all the lines.
- Loosely attach the top of the parachute material to the center pole with a suspension line you previously cut and, through trial and error, determine the point at which the parachute material will be pulled tight once the center pole is upright.
- Then securely attach the material to the pole. Using a suspension line (or inner core), sew the end gores together leaving 1 or 1.2 meters for a door.