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Tipi poles

Cut your own tipi poles from natural wood, perhaps leaving the bark on. The best tipi poles are from thin, straight, dead, dry fir (or pine), the so-called deadwood. Where the poles meet they should be no more than 4 - 5 cms thick, thicker poles will make fitting the tent around the crown difficult.

It is highly recommended to peel the poles carefully. In heavy rain, water will run down smooth poles but every bump is a potential dripping point!

The poles should be at least a third longer than the diameter of the tent, i.e. tepee 6m = pole length 8m. Basically, the longer the poles, the more beautiful the tipi will look. The poles can have different lengths - an uneven crown looks more natural and beautiful.




Even the not devided poles can be transported this way by car. 





!!! ATTENTION !!! The poles should be as thin as possible!!!

Don't cut off the sharp points. Measure the length of the pole from the thinnest point downward.
With poles that are too thick, the crown will also be too thick and you will have problems fitting the tent.

Finished 8m long smoothly peeled poles can be picked up from us (94535 Eging am See). We also offer poles which are divided in two for easy transport. (They are connected with dowels and hemp twine.)

There are a few tips and tricks to tipi camping. You can look them up in our brochure "What you always wanted to know about tepees", which is included with every tent we produce.