Build a Tent

No tent? No problem! Build this simple shelter with just a rope, an old blanket, a sheet, a few rocks, and two trees!

  • STEP 1: Tie a rope as high as your shoulders from one tree to another.

  • STEP 2: Lay an old blanket on the ground under the rope as shown.

  • STEP 3: Drape a sheet over the rope. Make half of the sheet fall on each side.

  • STEP 4: On each side, pull the edge of the sheet to the edge of the blanket. Place rocks along both edges to hold down the sheet.

Dust off your hiking boots. Air out your sleeping bag. It’s time for a Great American Campout!