THE LINING - DOW DRESS
The lining works like a modern tent as an inner tent or rope dress. If in the rain If the water runs down the poles or dew forms, it drips off behind the lining and thus reduces the moisture in the tent. However the most important job of the lining is that in a teepee an open fire is possible at all. Why is that?
It is generally always a bit warmer in the tipi than outside, especially when there are several people in it. If a fire is lit in the tipi, it works like a stove. The warm air rises and draws in the colder air from outside. This creates an air flow that pulls the smoke upwards out of the smoke flaps, provided the smoke vents aligned with the wind beforehand.
VENTILATION FOR EVERY CLIMATE
The air flow described means that the air in the tipi always remains in motion. Even in summer it is never stuffy and hot in a tipi. In the winter on the other hand, the tipi can be heated up warmly and comfortably within a few minutes with an open fire. Due to the shape narrowing towards the top, the upper area fills relatively quickly with the rising warm air. In the lower area, the lining in the back protects against the inflow of fresh air.