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Re: TeePee

Postby irrationalsolutions » Mon May 25, 2009 12:21 am

well i have a couple short trips planned but i dont see myself taking a real vacation until eventually. :D

ill just have to build my own :teepee: then. :lol:
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Re: TeePee

Postby rik_uk3 » Mon May 25, 2009 8:21 am

Ridgerunner wrote:Nice teepees Richard. I like your Golite Hex. Does that use a hiking pole or a separate pole ? I eventually plan on erecting a large permanent type teepee in the side yard. I have a small woodburner that will fit nicely.


It has an Easton aluminium pole and a short pole you can extend a hiking pole with. There is also a loop on top of the tent and you can hang it from cordage strung between trees etc. The tent is now called the Golite Shangri-la 3 and it weighs no more than a tarp and hammock.

A lot of the UK bushcrafters will only use a hammock setup which means they only camp in woodland, this is crazy as there as some wonderful areas to camp in apart for the woods.
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Re: TeePee

Postby Vibe » Mon May 25, 2009 8:32 am

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Re: TeePee

Postby Ridgerunner » Mon May 25, 2009 6:25 pm

rik_uk3 wrote:
Ridgerunner wrote:Nice teepees Richard. I like your Golite Hex. Does that use a hiking pole or a separate pole ? I eventually plan on erecting a large permanent type teepee in the side yard. I have a small woodburner that will fit nicely.


It has an Easton aluminium pole and a short pole you can extend a hiking pole with. There is also a loop on top of the tent and you can hang it from cordage strung between trees etc. The tent is now called the Golite Shangri-la 3 and it weighs no more than a tarp and hammock.

A lot of the UK bushcrafters will only use a hammock setup which means they only camp in woodland, this is crazy as there as some wonderful areas to camp in apart for the woods.


There are some hammocks(Speers http://www.speerhammocks.com/Products/Hammock.htm) that can be set up on the ground in a pup tent formation using your hiking poles. The next one I make will have modifications that will allow the ends to be closed when set up like a puptent.
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Re: TeePee

Postby DarenN » Mon May 25, 2009 7:29 pm

you can set up a HH on the ground, too. i've never done it, but the instructions are on their website.

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Re: TeePee

Postby irrationalsolutions » Mon May 25, 2009 8:46 pm

well if you were really hardcore, which by the way im not, you could just set the tarp/rainfly up like a tarp tent and sleep like that. and you can just use teh hammock as a bivy. why would you need to pull up the ends of the hammock?
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Re: TeePee

Postby Ridgerunner » Mon May 25, 2009 10:00 pm

irrationalsolutions wrote:well if you were really hardcore, which by the way im not, you could just set the tarp/rainfly up like a tarp tent and sleep like that. and you can just use teh hammock as a bivy. why would you need to pull up the ends of the hammock?

Depending on the hammock, you may stretch the ends out a bit to keep the netting directly off you is the only reason i can think of :roll:
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Re: TeePee

Postby DarenN » Mon May 25, 2009 10:31 pm

Ridgerunner wrote:
irrationalsolutions wrote:well if you were really hardcore, which by the way im not, you could just set the tarp/rainfly up like a tarp tent and sleep like that. and you can just use teh hammock as a bivy. why would you need to pull up the ends of the hammock?

Depending on the hammock, you may stretch the ends out a bit to keep the netting directly off you is the only reason i can think of :roll:


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Re: TeePee

Postby Ridgerunner » Sun Jun 07, 2009 6:54 pm

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Re: TeePee

Postby Ordin Aryguy » Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:25 am

Ridgerunner wrote:Here are a couple links to reasonably priced, different sized Teepee's and Wigwams @SportsmansGuide.

http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/teepee-tents-by-guide-gear.aspx?a=523649

http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/teepee-tents-by-guide-gear.aspx?a=523649


A camping buddy and myself have been experimenting with one of those Sportsman's Guide tents since last winter. It's the 10 x 10, actually. We both wanted to try a hot tent for winter camping, but couldn't see forking over the $$$ for a kifaru. Those things are expensive. The tent and mods were his responsibility, and the stove was mine.

Here's where we ended up last winter...
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That stove was made from 8" tubing. It worked OK, but was small enough that it required an hourly feeding of more wood. So, this year I built one a bit bigger, using 12" tubing instead of the 8". This new stove also has an exhaust guide built inside the stove to help extract a little more of the heat before it goes up the chimney, lost forever.
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We plan on testing the stove sometime over the next few days, so we'll see for sure if the theories worked.


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