Do-it-yourself projects can be fun, helpful and can save you a lot of money. This do-it-yourself article teaches you how to set up your own canopy when you are camping outdoors. When you go camping you want protection for yourself and your camping equipment from sun, rain or anything else you do not want on around your campsite. Camping is a great do-it-yourself project in itself and making your own canopy may be standard for some campers. The step by step instructions teaches you how to utilize trees or extra tent poles, tarp with just rope.
However, unless your camping in the forest with trees all around you, making a canopy yourself can be impossible, and the one you do make will be flimsy and annoying. If you are getting outdoors to just relax and breathe some fresh air and not worry about re-tightening your self-made canopy every hour and yelling at the kids to be careful every five minutes then your better off just buying a portable canopy. A portable canopy like the Quik Shade Weekender canopy can be set up in minutes and is big enough to provide shade or rain protection over a tent or other areas you will be using.