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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

Perks of Living in a Teepee

November 8, 2021 6:39 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Not all that many years ago, many indigenous peoples lived, hunted and foraged in what would one day be the United States. These were fairly nomadic societies, following the herd migrations of buffalo or bison, so they needed dwellings that could be taken down and set up quickly. Enter the teepee. It was made from upwards of a dozen logs that were lashed together with rawhide and covered with animal hides. There was a small flap that served as a door, and an opening at the top to let out smoke. Believe it or not, there is some appeal to... View Article

Why You Should Think About Living in a Teepee

July 29, 2021 1:54 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The Native American tribes across the country have taught newer Americans a lot of tips and tricks—including construction methods. Teepees are one of those housing options that can be incredibly portable during hunting season. While your regular home may not be a teepee, it’s worth considering whether this kind of tent would be a good choice while hunting, fishing and camping. Can you live in a teepee? Yes—but if you’re not hunting, camping or fishing on a regular basis, you probably won’t need to use this kind of construction for everyday purposes. If you’re interested in permanent living, there are... View Article