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    Came across this picture (not sure where it came from) but this sounds very intriguing to me...
    This would certainly maximize the space in your tipi without adding much weight.
    Initial thoughts:
    I guess you would have to add cord at the grommets instead of stakes? Maybe rocks along bottom edge to keep from flapping?
    Could add enough material to make walls AND a 'sod cloth' kinda deal. Pole would need to be longer. Wonder how the liner would act?
    Wish it would stop raining so I could play with the tipi and experiment.
    Thoughts? Anyone ever try this?

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    +s: more height and usable space inside. Might cost less than buying larger tent if you already have one to add onto. Adjustable ventilation along the base of "walls."
    -s: weight, packing size, need more stakes and taller pole. Less wind resistance.

    Do any tipi users delete the interior pole by hanging tent peak from an outside frame, tree limb, etc? We made big tripods in Boy Scouts to practice lashing, for the Pioneering merit badge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elkduds View Post
    +s: more height and usable space inside. Might cost less than buying larger tent if you already have one to add onto. Adjustable ventilation along the base of "walls."
    -s: weight, packing size, need more stakes and taller pole. Less wind resistance.

    Do any tipi users delete the interior pole by hanging tent peak from an outside frame, tree limb, etc? We made big tripods in Boy Scouts to practice lashing, for the Pioneering merit badge.
    I agree with the wind resistance, I think that would be the biggest issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redman View Post
    I agree with the wind resistance, I think that would be the biggest issue.
    Yeah, for good weather it's probably fine but I bet the wind would rip right under those vertical walls, and then you have issues...

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    https://www.rei.com/product/830122/m...opster-shelter
    I have the MT hardware hoopster and the design seems far superior to a standard teepee. One cylindrical pole gives you a lot more usable space with a small weight increase.

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