Traditional or fast ... How do I stretch a teepee cover?


Traditionally, small pebbles or balls were knotted into the teepee shell every 50cm with the help of a thin rope. The ropes are also knotted into a loop at the end. The loop is twisted around a peg to create a connection that is as strong as possible. The tipi is anchored in the natural ground with pegs. This type of fastening is the original Sioux method and allows great flexibility in uneven terrain.

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Attention: With this method, the string must not lie permanently over the wrapped ball. When rebuilding, the balls should be placed in a new location. The material is thus spared a little because the fabric is not constantly stressed in the same place. The tipi will thank you for this with a longer lifespan.


For permanent installation and easier handling, we developed the variant with robust sewn nylon straps. The tent shell is also stretched with a loop and pegs. The basic principle remains but the material is spared during continuous use.


"Easy Clips" are also very handy in case of need and can be used for a quick repair. They are extremely fast mounted and can withstand up to 100 kg tensile load.

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So if a storm comes up and you have to move quickly, quickly mount an «Easy Clip» and use a loop to hammer in the peg as usual.

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