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tepee's

Postby tatonka » Tue May 07, 2013 2:01 pm

Seen a few in some pics being used during Burningman , I have a 20' lodge ( no poles ) Im not bringing it this year , but was wondering how they do down there?
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Re: tepee's

Postby knowmad » Tue May 07, 2013 2:03 pm

Ask Simon.
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Re: tepee's

Postby unjonharley » Tue May 07, 2013 2:46 pm

knowmad wrote:Ask Simon.


Is Simon a Tee Pee creeper :?:

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Re: tepee's

Postby Earthwalker » Tue May 07, 2013 2:59 pm

I know he posted a pic a while back of his teepee camp. I think they seem like a solid idea, just don't know about their stability in the wind. I stayed in one for two six-weeks summer periods in Montana a while back, but we didn't have the wind/dust.
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Re: tepee's

Postby tatonka » Tue May 07, 2013 3:18 pm

Ive had a 16ft one before and they are very good in the wind , dont look good on keeping dust out tho . Could use it as a shade stucture maybe. I have never set up my 20ft er , got poles last time out at the reservation . took forever to peel em :(
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Re: tepee's

Postby trilobyte » Tue May 07, 2013 6:03 pm

I've never used them for myself, but know several who have. If you put it up correctly, the structures tend to work great out there (the only ones I've ever seen fail were put up badly by someone who'd never built one before). Dust is another situation, that depends more on your cover and your entrance. And of course whether you put something down on the ground inside it.

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Postby theCryptofishist » Tue May 07, 2013 6:42 pm

Nilasnake uses one. They are out there. I think one of the issues, besides the techniques that have to be learned, is bringing up the poles.
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Re: tepee's

Postby tatonka » Tue May 07, 2013 6:58 pm

I can set them up , no problem . The poles for my 16 ft were quite long , they would hang off the front and back of my van ,so was also wondering if anyone used the 2 piece type pole ( easier to carry )
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Re: tepee's

Postby dragonpilot » Wed May 08, 2013 1:23 pm

Weren't teepees used by the plains Indians? Theirs seemed to work ok.
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Postby BeeWeeDee » Wed May 08, 2013 1:33 pm

I did some fact finding on tipis and did not see any complaints or warnings from other people. I have seen them on the playa as well and they appeared to be doing just fine - better than my Monkey Hut.

I am currently planning a 16' tipi and thinking that a liner (8') will help a lot on keeping the heat level down. Misting the liner with water has been suggested as a way to turn the whole thing into an evap. cooler.
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Re: tepee's

Postby tatonka » Wed May 08, 2013 2:28 pm

thks , the one 16 ft I had I would leave open alot which would let alot of dust in , the wetting down the liner is a good idea.
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Re: tepee's

Postby nilasnake » Wed May 08, 2013 3:33 pm

I used to use a 16 ft one. loved it. when everybody else's tent and tarps were flapping like crazy in the winds....mine was the calm center of the storm. just put a big tarp on the floor and fold up the sides to keep dust to a minimum and put bins around the edges. then I put sheets over the floor tarp so I didn't have to listen to plastic sounds. then put sheets over your bedding, so when dust arrives while you are out...you can just remove the sheet and sleep in relative cleanliness.

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Re: tepee's

Postby MyDearFriend » Thu May 09, 2013 4:20 am

nilasnake wrote:.... put sheets over your bedding, so when dust arrives while you are out...you can just remove the sheet and sleep in relative cleanliness.


This. Yes. Cover your bedding when you get out of it and it will be much nicer to come back to. 8)
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Re: tepee's

Postby Savannah » Thu May 09, 2013 11:50 am

And if you don't have a sheet, roll and tie your bedding, or at least fold it over.

It's nice to have a sheet though, 'cause sometimes it's the perfect weight in the morning when other bedding is too heavy.
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Re: tepee's

Postby tatonka » Thu May 09, 2013 4:30 pm

thanks all , will possiblely try it out next year , looking to find a camper this time. Still alot of sheet to do :/
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Re: tepee's

Postby Savannah » Thu May 09, 2013 4:41 pm

tatonka wrote:thanks all , will possiblely try it out next year , looking to find a camper this time. Still alot of sheet to do :/


Hell yes, there is. :)

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Re: tepee's

Postby tatonka » Thu May 09, 2013 5:58 pm

Savannah wrote:
tatonka wrote:thanks all , will possiblely try it out next year , looking to find a camper this time. Still alot of sheet to do :/


Hell yes, there is. :)

. . . Wait 'til you see new folks introducing themselves here in August, saying "The What Guide? . . . Hey, is it possible to find a camp and get ready for the Burn in two weeks? P.S. I need a ride from Pensacola."


lol couldnt handle that , even still will forget something :)
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