My wife went inside it today for 15 seconds....she said it was too hot in there
I need to move it into the shade of our one big tree that cast a shadow in the afternoon. I'm going to set the center pole up at 6 feet and see how the fabric lays and then stake it down. I'm 5'9" so 6' will be good.
I ran out of 2 cup flat bottom foster cans so I have to start another batch of 60 tomorrow. It will be the last of Foster's. I will then switch over to Conquistador cans. I'll phase out the fosters, get rid of existing beer inventory. My septic system loves beer ...yes, I stopped drinking in my mid twenties. Stopped smoking then also. I have a keen sense of smell...can't hear very well but
To go along with the 20 foot diameter piece I have 2, 8 foot diameter pieces. My goal is to set up a center pole with 3 tripods around it to support 3 hammocks. The 20 foot dia. will shade the hammocks. The 8 foot dia. pieces will drape over 2 hammocks.
Floors in tipis help set them up to be tight...stretch the floor,then adjust the center pole up...Have you got a fiberglass pole pruner with an adjustable pole you don't use? Take the blade off first...
Ventilation..take a couple 6" pieces of duct pipe..one out each side on the bottom..1 facing the wind..open the top..Or..pitch the entire thing 6" off the ground.
My tipi has the floor in it and two vent panels about 8" wide across two points in the floor on opposite sides for ventilation..The floor in the tent makes setting up the tent super easy and quick with pinning down the fixed points across the floor..then raise the roof..It's a snap setting up that way.Hmm..maybe use some equal length ropes across the points..once you get the distances right...
I stretch the floor,extend the center pole..then go around and stretch it a little more even..done in about 2-3 minutes(but it's not 20' across)..
The views and opinions expressed by this person are his own and not the general consensus of others on this website.Realityguy