How do I stay dry in the tepee?

TIPI AND WATER

Rain is uncomfortable for most people, especially if they get wet. To stay dry in a tepee, a lining is included. As optimizing rain protection can additionally one Ozan (heaven) used, which covers the rear part (sleeping area) completely.

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FUNCTION LINING


DISCONNECT DROPPING UNITS

The rainwater enters the interior through the smoke flap opening and normally drains the bars down and behind the lining. Sometimes, however, minor bumps in the rods can collect the water and so-called drip points form at these points. These bumps can be smoothed on the rods well with a little sandpaper.

Also on the upper Linigseil Abtropfstellen could form. The rope sucks up with water and at saturation, it does not run as it should after the bars, but begins to drip inside. To prevent this dripping, we simply put two small pieces of wood under the rope (see picture). With this technique, a «bridge» forms and the water can flow unhindered from the pole. Maybe only two sticks are sufficient, as shown above, which serve as aquifers. The goal is always to bring the drip point somehow behind the Lining.


THE SPIDER METHOD

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As another method against moisture in the tent, we can attach a "spider". Here, cotton cords or thicker woolen cords are tied to all poles. High above the hearth these are all tied together into a bundle or knot. We simply leave the ends hanging in the hearth or in a vessel. Wool has the property that it absorbs water very well and burns badly. The "spider" pulls the rainwater off the poles and diverts it to the desired location.


WITH STRONG RAIN

If heavy pouring rain is expected, or if we are not staying in the tepee for a long time, we can close the smoke flaps over the opening. This way, we prevent rain from entering the tent in our absence. The smoke flaps are put together in such a way (picture 1) that the upper tips touch each other. In this position the air can circulate and the little water entering through the smoke damper opening only falls into or just beyond the hearth where it does no harm. In the event of an emergency, the smoke flaps can be completely closed (Fig. 2). For this, a flap is pulled down and the other placed across across it.

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