well I am "hoping" that with the CCF pad in the bottom it will keep the walls apart and that then the stitching along with a little sag in the suspension line of the "Dog Tent" will have the arches holding their own shape.
the dimensions for the one I will be creating are approx. 14"W x 24"L x 18"H but again this is for a 14# Lhasa Apsa. with these dimensions and not including the CCF pad or line, I am estimating somewhere around 3oz. +-0.5oz. using 1.1 ripstop for the upper and 1.4 ripstop for both layers of the bottom
Last edited by barbermike; 10-16-2012 at 08:25.
I put a close foam pad down and then her sleepin bag. Shes very well behaved and acts on command! so i dont tie her, shes happy. she keeps an ear out all night and allows for me to sleep better. She loves doin her job. When she sees her sleepin bag goin to the truck, shes ready!
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I had thought about this when I started hanging, and actually got pretty close to making a wedge shelter with magnetic closure. I ended up not making it as my dog calms down when she has her spot laid out with sleeping bag, and it came pretty easy to her once she had her nest of sorts. I just dug out my late night sketch so please don't hold this artwork against me (this was drawn very late). I figured I could use gros grain loops and 4 stakes to hold it up and put 4-5 magnets in one side of the door and eyelets on the other side door to automatically close behind the dog.
I was hoping to come in around 6 ounces with stakes, fabric/gros grain, and stuff sack using sil.
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i hammock with my dog. i noticed she liked to go under a low pitched fly on friends' tents for a nap. so i got a square of sil-nylon (just big enough to cover her), hang it from the centre like a tipi (with little pebble + clove hitch) and stake all four corners. she loves it. if it is cold out i sometimes put a blanket or bit of closed cell foam down, but she seems to actually prefer the ground cover already there. obviously i am careful not to pitch her "tent" in a hollow where rain might pool. i put it under the head end of my hammock sharing my tarp for the most part .she is quiet all night and morning. she can poke her nose out to look at something, but mostly she feels quite safe so doesn't bother. without her little tipi she tends to growl and bark at night when things move. probably a defensive thing.
the tipi is so light and packs so small, it is my perfect solution. )
Wally World and others sell a small 3 X 4 kids dome tent for about $15 that would work. The only problem is finding one that isn't princess or super hero themed.
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Little google foo brings up this as a possible option for crate trained pups: Pyara Paws dog tent (LINK)