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I have an old plastic tent. It is for 3 persons, but is heavy and now not waterproof anymore, with some damage to the small room around the door.

How can I use it in its end-of-life?

I have an idea to carry it to some place that I go often enough, pitch it there with all the windproof stakes and leave it there. Is this a good idea?

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When I decided to trash my tent, which was so old and was no longer of any use for active camping, I and my mentor in trekking, firstly used the same tent to teach kids of how to pitch a tent.
And, I also used some part of the tent fabric to make a sort-of a sand bag for me, which I used to tie to my legs during my running sessions.
And, I have also used a piece of fabric of an old tent to add a patch to the bottom of my sack which was on the verge of getting torn off. This little money-saving trick let me use the same sack for about 20 hikes (more), and then finally I got rid of that sack.
Along with this, I have seen one of my friends using 2-3 layers of that fabric as a sheet which he used to put beneath his sleeping bag, in order to ensure that he doesn't have to ever (dry)wash the sleeping bag.
Then, I can suggest one more use of it, that usually material of a tent is hard to tear through effortlessly. So, If I am carrying something like a hunting knife, I can make a carrying pouch for it.
If nothing out of above, the best that you can do is, Give it to kids, let them learn! I learnt to pitch the tent using a similar kind of tent that my uncle gave me.

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Concerning my more concrete question: would it be wise to pitch the tent rock-solid in the wilredness close to the city and use it sporadically. Could it catch mould/be torn apart if I take precautions? I do not want to litter the forest. –  Vorac Aug 15 '13 at 8:28
    
@Vorac: Not a single (Truely)outdoor person want to litter the forest. Having known this, I would say, give up the thought of using it like a tent for true camping sense anymore. –  WedaPashi Aug 16 '13 at 4:16
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