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Survivalists show how to craft tipi on a budget with wooden poles and plastic wrap
No tent? You can make one with only $5!
Cherie Gozon
09.07.21

Ever thought of going out camping on a budget?

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When we think of camping, we think of tents, sleeping bags, and other materials that will cost us a fortune. It’s one of the reasons we say no to it, especially if we just want to try and not really make it a hobby.

We all want to experience the great outdoors, but if it comes with a hefty price, we might as well stay indoors.

This survivalist showed us how we could enjoy camping with a tight budget.

YouTube Screenshot|Cemal Açar
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YouTube Screenshot|Cemal Açar

His solution? Cling wrap.

YouTube Screenshot|Cemal Açar
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YouTube Screenshot|Cemal Açar

Cemal Açar is a camper and is also into woodworking. His social media accounts feature those two things he loves to do.

You can see how much he is so passionate and enthusiastic about these hobbies, and in the video below, you’ll know why he is called a survivalist.

He went on a camping trip with a friend with so little on hand.

YouTube Screenshot|Cemal Açar
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YouTube Screenshot|Cemal Açar

At the beginning of the video, you see them bring only a few things; their backpacks are a bit smaller than you would expect of campers. They put their bags down and chose a spot, and cleaned up the area.

Then, they chopped some wooden poles to make the foundation of their shelter.

They tied together three poles and put them up to erect a tripod as a starting point. They spread and balanced it out and continued placing stakes in other points but ensured to keep the height at three meters

Next, they started wrapping the poles with cling wrap.

They inserted the cling wrap between the pole and the ground to make sure it stays in place before wrapping the poles until everything is covered. They cut an opening on one side so they can install a door.

Using shorter wooden poles, they created a makeshift door.

YouTube Screenshot|Cemal Açar
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YouTube Screenshot|Cemal Açar

You can look at their tools on how handy and multi-purpose they are. They have a saw that also functions as a hammer.

That’s how they were able to make that door in no time. They also wrapped the door with a cling wrap.

They installed the door, and their structure is almost complete.

YouTube Screenshot|Cemal Açar
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YouTube Screenshot|Cemal Açar

Cemal also made a foldable stove which they utilized in their shelter. It doubled as their fireplace, too.

They cut a small hole on one side and stuck heat-resistant materials where they inserted the chimney pipe there.

To heat their interior, they fired up some wood inside the stove.

Instagram|Cemal Açar
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Instagram|Cemal Açar

See how they use it as a stove! They also gathered some snow and placed it in a kettle, so they have warm water to use. So clever, isn’t it?

They placed their stuff inside and enjoyed their meal after all that effort for their shelter.

Instagram|Cemal Açar
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Instagram|Cemal Açar

And would you guess how much this shelter costs? Only $5. A cheap camping trip, right?

We just hope that all those cling wraps were disposed of correctly or that they found a way to save them and not just throw it away.

Get the full tutorial to make your own cozy cling-wrap tipi in the video below!

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By Cherie Gozon
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Cherie Gozon is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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