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TeePee

Postby Ridgerunner » Sat May 24, 2008 12:58 am

I had a neighbor that built a Teepee back in his woods. It turned out pretty neat. i did a little searching and came up with the following links to build a teepee.

http://www.inquiry.net/outdoor/shelter/tepee.htm

http://www.strawbaletradingpost.com/HowToMakeATipi.html
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Postby zelph » Tue May 27, 2008 12:01 pm

Thanks for those links ridgrunner. I want a teepee in the worse way in my yard. I thought I would have the time to sew one up using ripstop. No way!!!!!! the winter went by too fast and too many irons on the back burners :lol: :lol: Last I heard poles were available from Minnesotta. LodgePole pines, I need to order them this week. It'll get me pumped to get the sewing done. :mrgreen:
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Postby Ridgerunner » Tue May 27, 2008 4:18 pm

You go Zelph. We want pictures of the construction process. I hope to one day put a teepee in the backyard. To many irons in the fire right now, though. :x
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Re: TeePee

Postby zelph » Tue May 27, 2008 6:23 pm

Man-O-man!!!! can you believe???? you can have a fire ring right inside your tent/tp.
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Re: TeePee

Postby russb » Wed May 28, 2008 6:37 am

zelph wrote:Man-O-man!!!! can you believe???? you can have a fire ring right inside your tent/tp.



In tents? Intense.

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Re: TeePee

Postby zelph » Wed May 28, 2008 10:13 am

russb wrote:
zelph wrote:Man-O-man!!!! can you believe???? you can have a fire ring right inside your tent/tp.



In tents? Intense.


:D Good one.

An inground tunnel brings in outside air to the fire ring. Choice of fire wood is criticle :D
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Postby Ridgerunner » Wed May 28, 2008 4:25 pm

An inground tunnel brings in outside air to the fire ring. Choice of fire wood is criticle


My neighbor had a small wood burning stove in his with a flue pipe going up the center. I believe he made his with pine or ceder trees trunks he cut out of the woods and used canvas tarps to wrap it with. Then a few years ago, the great rains came and his teepee, along with a camper trailer with built on covered porch, went for a float. The camper was destroyed and unfortunately, is scattered through the creek bed with the majority of it embedded on my property. Oh, did I mention that the neighbor was not the actual land owner and sherked any obligation to clean up his wreckage from my property :x :twisted: I could ramble on and on about the dealings with the 160 acre farm on my northside but my fingers would suffer permanent damage from all the typing :lol:
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Re: TeePee

Postby dlarson » Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:05 am

I think I've seen just about everything the internet has to offer regarding tipis (teepees).
My friend had a lightweight 2 person tipi that I stayed in on a camping trip and that got me thinking that maybe I would make one. He ended up selling the tipi tent and gave me the first chance to buy it.

I'm now the owner of a Titanium Goat Vertex 5. It's not an authentic Native American tipi but it's still pretty neat. It uses silicone coated nylon so it's light and waterproof. Of course there's no floor so cooking with a small wood stove might be possible too.

I remember when I was a kid we setup some big tree branches in the backward and wrapped them in a blanket to make a tipi. There must be a picture somewhere... man would that be funny to see again. :lol:
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Re: TeePee

Postby zelph » Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:04 pm

Some have a double wall , 4' high the entire inside perimiter. The wall gets stuffed with dried grass for insulation in cold weather. The titpis made so the the outer sections can be raised at the base and airflow can enter into the double wall and provide summer cooling once the grass is removed.

My want of a tipi has been rekindled :D

I have an imige in my head of Dlarson with his blue blanket wrapped around the tree branches :D Hope you can find a photo of it. I have a photo of my brother and I wearing cowboy outfits with holsters and guns drawn. Nostalgic, good memories!!!!

Way to go Dlarson ;)
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Re: TeePee

Postby hoz » Thu Mar 12, 2009 2:48 pm

I've always wanted to own and camp in a Tipi, but the poles threw me off. You would have to be pretty dedicated to lug all those around. Some build special racks for their cars to support the poles.

Then the erection and take down is a job. I sure wouldn't want to do it on a daily basis! Best for a long term camp!

The single pole or rope support system looks great for a smaller Tipi. But is it really a tipi without the poles? And impossible to get that "lean" into the wind like a regular plains Tipi has.

Here's a YT vid by Brawny a thru hiker. She made her own sil nylon Tipi.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pzfn_dZoNTU


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