I heard about this guy a while back, watched some of his youtube videos, and visited his website that I will link at the end of this post. He is ex-military, teaches wilderness survival classes, and is also a guide/outfitter. Over the years I have bought and ruined more tents than I care to remember. It seems like unless your willing to spend literally hundreds of dollars, you just cant find a rugged good quality tent anymore. I usually have bought cheap Coleman tents, which just dont seem to last more than a couple of trips. Even the 100 tents arent made for hard use. I was thrilled when I found out about the Versa Shelter, because you could build your own(or buy a premade one from this guys website) for VERY cheap, they are durable, literally tons of ways to make different types of shelters hence the "Versa", and include an entire shelter and sleep system that works well in most all types of inclement weather that dosent weight much. After watching the videos and reading on his website, I went out straight away to the local surplus stores, Lowes and Home Depot and bought what I needed to build my own. This is what you need: One heavy duty construction grade 6X7 or 8X10 reflective sided tarp One 10 foot section of rapeling grade rope Two to five bungee cords Six Army pup tent pole sections 150 feet of REAL 550 paracord One wool blanket I set one of these up for around 50 bucks, and I love it. It really is as good as this guy says it is. I read an article about a guy that backpacked up the entire lenght of the Pacific Coast Trail with his son a few years ago. He said whe he got into Oregon, they enevitably ran into bad weather. The time of year they went, there was alot of other people on the trail as well, and often times camped in spots where there was alot of other hikers. He said most other people had traditional Coleman grade tents, and they at times ended up soaked and cussing by the middle of the night due to rain and wind. This guy and his son claimed to have stayed completely warm and dry inside his Versa Shelter, and gave kudos to its inventor for its sucess. Check it out on the website, and also look for the videos teaching all the various ways to set it up. This guy also has alot of other good ideas for backpacking/hunting/hiking/survival, and its all worth checking out. This is the home page, click on Outfitters Store to find the Versa Shelter- http://www.wildernessoutfittersarchery.com/ This link goes directly to the page with the Versa Shelter- http://www.wildernessoutfittersarchery.com/VersaShelterKit.html Let me know what you think guys!