We live in a time in which it seems that technical developments have long taken over our lives. We don't have the faintest idea how the cars we drive, or the computers that run our lives, actually work. Every day we use objects that we would never be able to produce ourselves. This 'progress' has also touched leisure activities. Even in the so-called 'Great Outdoors' everything has to be made faster, better and lighter to fend off unpleasant conditions like bad weather, cold or heat so that we can more easily 'consume' nature.
Rush up a mountain, rush down and rush off again. What effect does this constant time-pressure have on the human spirit?
Our traditional tents are meant for those who have chosen to occasionally step off this merry-go-round, to stop and look for their own roots. Setting up a medieval pavilion or a indian tipi and spending a few nights in it provides an incomparably unique experience - transporting oneself to another time where other values and rules prevail. The traditional tents combine not only the romance and beauty of past times, but also the wisdom of ancient peoples, which lies in simplicity and the closeness to nature of their lifestyle.
In a traditional tent you'll never feel like an unwelcome guest and intruder in the wilderness again, but rather a part of it. There is no better feeling than to lie down to sleep at night in a shelter made of completely natural materials, so simple and yet so comfortable. In addition, you have learnt to set it up to suit yourself and know every detail by heart. It gives you a totally new feeling of self, learning to take care of a basic human need. In a natural tent you will experience how you can live in harmony with nature instead of fighting it.
And when you sit at the campfire some night and think back to the times when you didn't have your own traditional tent, you will certainly agree that you wouldn't want to do without the unique experience of a natural tent now.
Wishing you dry camp sites and plenty of firewood.
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