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    Default Coming Soon... Silnylon Tipi!

    will have pictures up by the end of the day.....

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    Thats pretty sweet.

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    ooh cool! i want one!

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    almost finished...



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    ok, here it is pitched as tight as i could. it has great stretch and weighs in at 14 oz. for the canopy alone. it sleeps 3 and has inside hanging loops for drying clothes. the top pull zips down for venting.








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    MAN, you got this thing down PAT. Looking GOOD.
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    great!! now if you can just figure out a way to put a stove panel in there for one of the Kifaru folding sheet metal stoves. What are the dimensions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by generoll View Post
    great!! now if you can just figure out a way to put a stove panel in there for one of the Kifaru folding sheet metal stoves. What are the dimensions?
    Titanium Goat sells their stove jack, IIRC.

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    What kind of a pole is that? Would there be a way to use treking poles?

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    now that you mention it, i have some stovejacks that i put in my poly tipis. the poly is still way stronger than the sil. and not all that much heavier. i will use the poly in the winter(with the stovejack) and this one in the warmer months.

    this canopy is right at 14 oz.

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    two trekking poles taped together work great. the next pics. i post i will demonstrate. i always carry a roll of black elec. tape with me. great stuff!

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    I like a single hiking staff and this would be great for that.

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    Very cool !!!

    Do you have plans for a bug-proof rendition? Floor with net door ? I am impressed with what you are doing.

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    thanks to all who have posted the very good comments and compliments! i have put some bug netting in other tents and floors too, but i did this one to stay as simple and ultrlight as possible. here it is as a packable 14 oz. item....


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    Quote Originally Posted by generoll View Post
    great!! now if you can just figure out a way to put a stove panel in there for one of the Kifaru folding sheet metal stoves. What are the dimensions?

    the dimensions are 5 ft. 5 center and 10 ft. diam.

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    i am starting on a camo ripstop 13 ft. by 6 ft center today. i will post pics of it through the const. and when it is complete. this thing is alot bigger than the lime one!!

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    not the one i am working on but it might be something you all would like to see anyways. i will update the progress on the 13x6 asap.




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    That looks REALLY good.

    Any thoughts on making it with a catenary cut?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Will View Post
    That looks REALLY good.

    Any thoughts on making it with a catenary cut?

    anythigs possible. i can do alot of custom stuff and the pattern doesn't seem that difficult. just modify the existing pattern with a curved bottom edge. why would you want it that way? just asking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wyominglostandfound View Post
    anythigs possible. i can do alot of custom stuff and the pattern doesn't seem that difficult. just modify the existing pattern with a curved bottom edge. why would you want it that way? just asking?
    I'm not sure I can explain the physics of it, but a catenary cut, for example in a tarp pitched with a single ridgeline between two trees, give an inherent "bow/downward curve in the ridgeline. I believe that this leads to a tighter pitch of the over-all tarp as opposed to the sag and flagging that is created when a tarp with a straight ridgeline sags w/time or moisture. I'm open to correction or clarification.

    My interest in this in a teepee shelter is that it significantly lowers the surface area/sail area and provides a teepee with excellent stability in high wind conditions. Of course, floor square footage is not compromised.

    I'm sure giving it a "curved bottom edge" would provide the same effect, rather the seems that go from top to ground would need to be curved.

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