Traditional or fast ... How do I fit a Tipi hull?


Traditionally, all 50cm small pebbles or balls were knotted in the Tipi hull using a thin rope. The ropes are also knotted in the end to a noose. The noose is twisted around a herring to create the strongest possible joint. The tepee is anchored with the herring in the natural soil. This type of attachment is the original Sioux method and allows great flexibility in uneven terrain.

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Attention: In this method, the string must not be permanently over the wrapped ball. When rebuilding, place the balls in a new location. The material is thus somewhat spared, since the material is not constantly claimed in the same place. The tipi will thank you for it with a longer lifespan.


For a permanent installation and easier handling we developed the variant with robust sewn-in nylon straps. Here, the tent cover is also stretched with a sling and herring. 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 it has to go fast, quickly assemble an "Easy Clip" and hit the herring with a noose as usual.

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