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  • We're ordering a Lavvu

    The wife said I can't get her out winter camping unless she has a warm tent so we decided to order a Lavvu. All my winter camping is done by pulling in a pulk sled so even if she chooses not to go as much as I do it will work out perfect! It can be heated inside with a stove or small open fire. I will not be ordering poles because I will be collecting dead wood poles and placing them in the areas I willl be setting up ahead of time. The areas I frequent have plenty of dead standing trees for this anyway. I love the fact that there are no stakes needed and it is a SOLID set-up in high winds and won't collect snow. It's aprox. 10' in diameter and peaks at aprox. 8' making it very stable. It will fit both of us and the dog with winter gear no problem. It's made out of sunforger fabric making it ideal for winter camping!

    I've always been fascinated by Lavvus and tepees. I love there heritage, time proven design and simplicity. It can be 0 degrees f. outside and you will be sitting in a 70 degree shelter no problem. Up here we call it "hot tenting" and it's awesome. You can get out do what you want to do and come back to a warm tent in no time.

    Here are a few pictures for you and as soon as we get it I'll post a bunch more.

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    That is awesome. I've always wanted one too. I just love the look of 'em.
    I've never stayed in one. Is it that much warmer than a standard tent?
    Also, what are the dimensions on it?
    I'll keep my guns, freedom, and money... YOU CAN KEEP THE "CHANGE"!

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    • #3
      Another thing to add, I never heard of a Lavuu. By looking at it, I would think it was a tipi. I got a description of the differences.

      Although the Lavvu can be easily confused with the Native American Tipi - it's not a Tipi! The differences between the two structures are reflected in their respective environments and cultures. Being more centered to the ground, the Lavvu is better able to endure the fierce winds of the Scandinavian tundra, thus a more stable structure. Few structures used by indigenous peoples, with the exception of the Inuit (Eskimo) Igloo, are as stable in strong winds.
      I'll keep my guns, freedom, and money... YOU CAN KEEP THE "CHANGE"!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Domdabears View Post
        That is awesome. I've always wanted one too. I just love the look of 'em.
        I've never stayed in one. Is it that much warmer than a standard tent?
        Also, what are the dimensions on it?
        To be honest there really is no comparison to a standard tent. The whole condensation issue is pretty much not an issue and the material really blocks the wind and retains heat. Here is the one we will be getting, but I will be using a 3 dog stove piped out the side. In order to do this I will be installing a stove pipe jack out the side. This also allows for more usable space. This fall I will be experimenting with a small rock firepit in the center. These work great ,but it takes some practice figuring out the amount of air intake and such.

        If anyone wants to give a weekend winter camp a try this winter the invite is open.

        http://youtu.be/D0bhD78YIG8

        Here is the site for more information...we will be driving over to pick it up to save on shipping seeing that they are fairly close.


        lavvu.com
        Last edited by Snow Walker; 05-31-2011, 11:23 AM.

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        • #5
          Good video.
          And yeah, that was the site I got that info from.
          Man, I'm really wanting one! lol
          I'll keep my guns, freedom, and money... YOU CAN KEEP THE "CHANGE"!

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