A Year in the Round: Tipi Erectus

| 8/5/2011 2:11:00 PM

I'll mostly let my pictures do the talking (a rare treat!) from the night the tipi went up. It's not a difficult maneuver by any means, even for a construction-challenged girly girl like myself. But definitely recruit someone who knows how to do common-sense things for assistance and muscle. 

This is what canine ADD looks like 

If you get your tipi from the completely and totally awesome Nomadics Tipi Makers, you will receive a detailed instruction manual. Read the hell out of it, because Twig sure won't help you later.


That is a real George Strait Stetson 


After your poles are completed (a task I will explain with painful and excruciating detail later), pick your three "best" to arrange as the tripod. These are the North, South, and Door poles. A clove hitch holds them together, which is what is being executed by my #1 sidekick, Trip. He's much more knotty than me (Ha! Get it?).

Steve Clayton
8/21/2011 4:41:21 PM

Lining is *gooood!* I think the year living in the thing is an ongoing work in progress - click on the page URL & you'll see. Yahteh! Good to see this article!

Lyla Kraft
8/21/2011 5:32:30 AM

What about the lining? That's what makes the tipee comfortable. I have made and lived in one.

8/19/2011 10:57:32 AM

They list assembling the T.P. but not one word on how it was living for a year in the thing.

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