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Teepee Or Tent?

February 15, 2023 11:35 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

When it comes to camping, many people want a tent that’s easy to set up and provides some extra space for their family. However, there are many reasons why teepees are just simply better than tents!  More Space  Teepees have a unique shape, which makes them more stable and more wind resistant than traditional tents. This egg-shaped contour is slightly tilted, so the back part of the tipi is steeper toward the prevailing wind. Teepees are also more spacious than a tent, with ample floor space to walk around in and plenty of room for storage. Plus, teepees are easier to... View Article

The Fascinating History of Teepees

December 7, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The tipi, also spelled teepee, is a conical, portable structure that is a skin or canvas dwelling. It has two adjustable smoke flaps.  The teepee is most commonly associated with the North American Plains Indians, the nomadic tribes of the Great Plains of America. It is spelled tipi but pronounced TEE-PEE. Hence, this is the reason for the different spelling. The English word tipi, or teepee, is derived from the Lakota word “thipi.” This word directly translates to "used to live in." So what exactly is the history of teepees, and what are some interesting facts about teepees?  The history of tipis Most archeological... View Article

The Fascinating Background of Teepees

January 28, 2022 4:13 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Teepees have a long and interesting history dating as far back as 10,000 B.C. These days, most people recognize teepees as the common dwelling of Great Plains Native Americans; however, many tribes across the Americas used teepees for warmth and shelter. They feature a strong structure and are easy to construct, which is why many people still use teepees for camping purposes. Read on if you’re interested in learning more about the background of teepees. The structure of a teepee We’ve all seen a teepee at one point in our lives. These structures are usually triangular and feature three poles... View Article

Eight Tips to Stay Warm and Cozy Inside Your Teepee

January 17, 2022 9:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

True outdoorsmen don’t just camp in the summer when the temperatures are high—they’ll head outside in any season to do some camping. If you’re one of those folks and you’re camping in a teepee, staying warm should be one of your top priorities. Continue reading to learn a few things about staying warm inside a teepee: Set up a teepee-safe heater: Our top tip for warming yourself up in a teepee during the winter is to buy a heater for your teepee. There are plenty of portable heaters out there designed specifically for camping that are generally safe to use... View Article

Caring for Your Teepee

January 3, 2022 9:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

If you love spending time outside, buying a teepee can be one of the best investments you’ll ever make. Teepees are a fun and unique way to camp for the whole family—but just like a fold-up tent, you’ll need to perform some basic maintenance to ensure your teepee lasts for as long as possible. This post will cover everything you need to know about care and maintenance for teepees: Keep it clean: You’ll need to keep both the teepee fabric and teepee poles clean. Mold and mildew (which are leading causes of premature teepee failure) tend to grow faster when... View Article