Having the ability to quickly get the tent fly set up in a storm can greatly help with keeping everything dry. Four grosgrain loops with split-rings sewn into the corners allow the tent fly to be installed prior to getting the tent body in place.
Many tent flys include Velcro hook and loop patches on the entry. This no-sew upgrade uses patches of Loop Velcro to cover the matching Hook Velcro patch and prevent engagement. If you want to use the Velcro closure then simply remove the temporary Loop patch.
Top-loading to side-loading tent bag: This project removes the side seam from a top-loading tent bag, and inserts a side panel for rapid loading and compression. The materials used are a scrap of X-Pac LS07 (~6×20″), 3 Kam Snap pairs, ~12″ 3/4 inch elastic fabric, and a short length of bias tape to repair the frayed edges of the top flap. A quick upgrade to the packing checklist. 🙂