What is to be considered in storm

How can I secure my teepee or the yurt in a storm?

The nature is always stronger, but there are measures that can be considered in a permanent use to better secure the tents.


What should be considered during a storm at a tepee?

The tipi is ideally adapted to the conditions of an open prairie. However, it is important to pay attention to how you align it and where the wind blows most from the very start. In valleys or in the mountains, experience is needed and alignment needs to be adjusted according to existing circumstances. In the northern hemisphere, however, the weather mostly comes from the west and thus the tipis are aligned with the entrance to the east facing away from the weather. East winds are rare and so it pulls the smoke up nicely from the smoke flaps. See also the tip Align smoke flaps.

Tip as pdf

Guard before the storm:

  • Are the pegs still intact and firmly anchored?
  • Are the smoke flaps assembled so that the tips touch at the top?
  • Tie flaps on a pole in front of the teepee so that they do not tangle in the needles.
  • Is the anchor rope tight?
  • Is the anchor ring still stuck?
  • Thread the door down so that it does not inflate.

Tour after the storm:

  • Have herring dissolved?
  • Is the anchor ring still firm?
  • Have poles moved?
  • Hang the door back.

What should be considered during a storm at a yurt?

The yurt is designed for the open prairie, making it a relatively stable tent. Here it is simply important that in very exposed places there is a good anchorage in the natural soil. For larger yurts, it is also advisable to leave the abutment posts permanently in order to reinforce the bracing at any time if required. There are some safety measures that can be added to a yurt to increase stability.

Tip as pdf

Guard before the storm:

  • Bind 4 safety ropes in the four cardinal points of the crown on the crosses of the safety gates, so that the roof beams can not fall out of the socket.
  • On the wind side, increase the number of side guy ropes as needed and anchor them to the natural ground.
  • Install the supports and, diagonally across the roof, pull two ropes diagonally across the cross and anchor them firmly in the natural ground with large pegs. In case of strong storm warnings, temporary tension sets can also be used here.
  • If the yurt is standing on a wooden floor, the scissors lattice below must necessarily be fixed inside and out with wood, so that the lattice grids can not move on the floor.
  • The dome always has to be completely closed when the wind is blowing.

Tour after the storm:

  • Have herring dissolved?
  • Check the ropes of Dächli and maybe move something.
  • Check the safety gate for cracks.
  • Check that the roof beams are still in the crown and in the door frame.

For permanent installations, it is advisable to check in advance with the insurance whether the natural tent is covered by the elementary insurance. Most insurances cover storm damage over 100 h / km. In the event of damage already existing, we will make an offer for the insurance upon request.


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