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Bell Tents vs. Tipis in Utah: What’s the Difference?

August 12, 2019 11:12 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

It doesn’t matter if you’re planning a solo or a group camping trip—if you don’t want to sleep out in the open, then you should know your shelter options. Let’s take a look at two common ones: the bell tent and the tipi. Here’s the difference between camping in a bell tent and camping in a tipi in Utah. Bell tents A bell tent is characterized by its walls, ropes and raised, big entrance. It does not come built with a smoke hole or an extendable tripod. However, the bell tent is simple in that it is covered with cotton—traditionally... View Article

Reasons to Consider the Idea of Modern Tipi Living in Utah

July 29, 2019 11:12 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

When someone says “let’s go camping,” the first thing that enters your mind is probably sleeping in a tent or in a sleeping bag out in the open. There are also the folks who are willing to camp, but only if “camping” means setting up camp inside an RV or hotel room. Then there are people who take the road less traveled (at least comparatively), and insist on simple tipi structures. Can you actually live in a tipi, though? Well, if history is any indication, yes, you can. Today, people set up tipis in backyards, campgrounds and wilderness sites just... View Article

Understanding the Importance of Using Seasoned Firewood in Utah

July 11, 2019 10:50 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Think for a moment about some of the characteristics of an enjoyable night spent around the fireplace. You’re likely picturing a relaxing fire that burns slowly and generates a comforting warmth on chilly nights. In order to create such a night, however, you will need a certain type of wood, or you might find yourself spending more time keeping the fire going than actually enjoying it. Read on to learn about the type of firewood in Utah you will need for the perfect night. What is seasoned firewood? In order to receive the necessary nutrients, fresh wood is filled with... View Article

What Wood Burns the Longest as Firewood?

June 27, 2019 10:50 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

All firewood in Utah is not created equal, and if you don’t select the right type, you could spend the majority of the time you should be devoting to enjoying the fire simply trying to keep it going. Follow along with this guide to learn about nine different types of slow-burning firewood that will help you create the perfect fire: Hickory: Hickory firewood is well known for producing a significant amount of heat with its high British Thermal Unit (BTU) yield. Even if you aren’t using your fireplace to stay warm right now, because of this wood’s popularity, it is... View Article

How to Deconstruct a Teepee

June 11, 2019 9:07 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Whether you have been staying in a teepee on a short-term basis or you currently live in a teepee and are moving into a different type of structure, you need to know how to properly deconstruct your teepee to keep it in good condition and avoid breaking your wooden teepee poles in Utah. While it can be challenging to deconstruct a teepee, you can do it as long as you follow some helpful disassembly tips and tricks. Teepee deconstruction steps When you’re deconstructing your teepee, you should make sure you give yourself enough time to complete the project as carefully... View Article