I wonder, are questions related to building a 'Make-shift adventure gear' valid on this site? Suppose if I want to make a make-shift gear, say a Tent to start with, are we taking these questions as valid ones?
I think they are on topic if they are related to any outdoors activity.
Also, the answers to those questions might useful in case of an emergency situation.
I understand your discomfort. Personally, I prefer to not reinvent the wheel if the product is well designed, affordable and available.
Yes, and there's even a tag myog for it.