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Questions regarding teepees

Postby thatkidakayoungguy » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:44 am

One of the people down the road has a big patch of woods that he lets me use. In about the middle of it, I made a small teepee. I am wondering how do regular teepees not get rain inside because their top is open to let out smoke.

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Re: Questions regarding teepees

Postby RickD » Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:07 am

thatkidakayoungguy wrote:One of the people down the road has a big patch of woods that he lets me use. In about the middle of it, I made a small teepee. I am wondering how do regular teepees not get rain inside because their top is open to let out smoke.

When it rains, they leave and go live in their casinos.
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Re: Questions regarding teepees

Postby thatkidakayoungguy » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:38 am

RickD wrote:When it rains, they leave and go live in their casinos.

*To help pay for their leaks.

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Re: Questions regarding teepees

Postby thatkidakayoungguy » Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:32 pm

How big of a fire usually is made in a teepee? Like the size of fire to size of teepee ratio?

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Re: Questions regarding teepees

Postby Storyteller » Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:20 pm

thatkidakayoungguy wrote:How big of a fire usually is made in a teepee? Like the size of fire to size of teepee ratio?


Depends how much wood they collect I guess.
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Re: Questions regarding teepees

Postby thatkidakayoungguy » Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:26 pm

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thatkidakayoungguy wrote:How big of a fire usually is made in a teepee? Like the size of fire to size of teepee ratio?


Depends how much wood they collect I guess.

Nah, I mean like how big a fire should one make in a teepee? I see tiny fires several inches across for ones like 28 feet tall.
Mine's like 5.5 feet tall, by 3-4 feet long or so, so it's not big at all.
A couple of candles?

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Re: Questions regarding teepees

Postby Storyteller » Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:37 pm

thatkidakayoungguy wrote:
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thatkidakayoungguy wrote:How big of a fire usually is made in a teepee? Like the size of fire to size of teepee ratio?


Depends how much wood they collect I guess.

Nah, I mean like how big a fire should one make in a teepee? I see tiny fires several inches across for ones like 28 feet tall.
Mine's like 5.5 feet tall, by 3-4 feet long or so, so it's not big at all.
A couple of candles?


Candles, definitely. Then you can use the hot wax for other things :mrgreen: (sorry, couldn't resist)

Seriously though, do you really need any fire at all in one that small, wouldnt body heat be enough?
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Re: Questions regarding teepees

Postby RickD » Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:38 pm

thatkidakayoungguy wrote:
Storyteller wrote:
thatkidakayoungguy wrote:How big of a fire usually is made in a teepee? Like the size of fire to size of teepee ratio?


Depends how much wood they collect I guess.

Nah, I mean like how big a fire should one make in a teepee? I see tiny fires several inches across for ones like 28 feet tall.
Mine's like 5.5 feet tall, by 3-4 feet long or so, so it's not big at all.
A couple of candles?

Get a tent like normal people.
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Re: Questions regarding teepees

Postby thatkidakayoungguy » Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:39 pm

Storyteller wrote:
thatkidakayoungguy wrote:
Storyteller wrote:
thatkidakayoungguy wrote:How big of a fire usually is made in a teepee? Like the size of fire to size of teepee ratio?


Depends how much wood they collect I guess.

Nah, I mean like how big a fire should one make in a teepee? I see tiny fires several inches across for ones like 28 feet tall.
Mine's like 5.5 feet tall, by 3-4 feet long or so, so it's not big at all.
A couple of candles?


Candles, definitely. Then you can use the hot wax for other things :mrgreen: (sorry, couldn't resist)

Seriously though, do you really need any fire at all in one that small, wouldnt body heat be enough?

It gets drafty in the south end, and when snow gets piled too high the tent sheet gets wet.
Also, I found this: https://www.telli.com/page/siouxtipi

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Re: Questions regarding teepees

Postby thatkidakayoungguy » Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:40 pm

RickD wrote:Get a tent like normal people.

I have a dome tent and it is nice to use-however I can't get a flame near it, due to the fabric it's made from.

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Re: Questions regarding teepees

Postby RickD » Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:42 pm

thatkidakayoungguy wrote:
RickD wrote:Get a tent like normal people.

I have a dome tent and it is nice to use-however I can't get a flame near it, due to the fabric it's made from.

Get a pop up camper, like civilized humans use.
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Re: Questions regarding teepees

Postby thatkidakayoungguy » Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:43 pm

RickD wrote:
thatkidakayoungguy wrote:
RickD wrote:Get a tent like normal people.

I have a dome tent and it is nice to use-however I can't get a flame near it, due to the fabric it's made from.

Get a pop up camper, like civilized humans use.

Costs too much for me now.
"Civilized humans" lol.

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Re: Questions regarding teepees

Postby thatkidakayoungguy » Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:46 pm

http://dailycaller.com/2013/11/30/how-t ... l-shelter/
I wouldn't try this unless I actually had to-takes too dang long to get enough debris to keep dry, then the stuff might wanna fall in. Takes too long to get enough branches/trunks, especially if you're in an area where you can't cut down stuff.

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Re: Questions regarding teepees

Postby Nessa » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:39 pm

thatkidakayoungguy wrote:
Storyteller wrote:
thatkidakayoungguy wrote:How big of a fire usually is made in a teepee? Like the size of fire to size of teepee ratio?


Depends how much wood they collect I guess.

Nah, I mean like how big a fire should one make in a teepee? I see tiny fires several inches across for ones like 28 feet tall.
Mine's like 5.5 feet tall, by 3-4 feet long or so, so it's not big at all.
A couple of candles?

If you end up burning down the teepee.... Id say the fire was too big...

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Re: Questions regarding teepees

Postby Nessa » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:43 pm

RickD wrote:
thatkidakayoungguy wrote:
Storyteller wrote:
thatkidakayoungguy wrote:How big of a fire usually is made in a teepee? Like the size of fire to size of teepee ratio?


Depends how much wood they collect I guess.

Nah, I mean like how big a fire should one make in a teepee? I see tiny fires several inches across for ones like 28 feet tall.
Mine's like 5.5 feet tall, by 3-4 feet long or so, so it's not big at all.
A couple of candles?

Get a tent like normal people.

What would you know about normal people? y/:]


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