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    I work in downtown Greensboro. My office is right beside the park. The last few days, there has been some kind of Native American exhibit going on down there. Anyway I thought this might be a cool semi-perm/semi-temp shelter. It took about 5 guys around 45 minutes to put up the big one in the pic. They used something like Tyvex as the wrap. It's been very windy down here and they've held up really well.





    Heres a link to the parks webcam

    http://www.carolinanet.com/centercitypark/
    The 12ga.... It's not just for rabbits anymore.

  • #2
    Couldn't register , but that looks really cool. I've been in some teepees that really hold it together. Warm and toasty in the winter.
    Your opponet got stronger today, did you?
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    • #3
      I had a friend who did Pow Wow's and stuff with her Native American husband and they had a real teepee. We went caming in it several times and there is lots of room in them. They could go year round in a somewhat temperate climate. He tried to go a winter in it here in the northeast, but it was a bit harsh in sub zero weather.

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      • #4
        Versatile year-round shelter!

        Properly managed a teepee can be used all year. The skirt on the inside and the shelter itself can be adjusted up and down for draft, and grasses stuffed between during the winter for insulation. If you do itend to spend a lot of time in one at one location I recommend running a pipe a few inches underground from outside to the center of the fire pit. This greatly improves the "chimney" effect to carry the smoke up and out. I know of one man in Michigan who lived in the same one for three years. I can't really figure how it took five guys an hour to set one up, one person with any experience should be able to set it up in the same or less time. The main trouble with them is transporting the poles as they range from 18'-22' long.

        My shelter for many years now has been a diamond fly. That primitive open-faced shelter has seen me through heat, cold, and even a few blowing snowy nights! I can't say as I'd use it in sub-zero weather though...

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        • #5
          slow1zk,

          they also had a couple of em set up here at uncg last week, saw em while i was driving by to class from work.

          Invasion perhaps?:p

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          • #6
            Originally posted by JerryPt2 View Post
            slow1zk,

            they also had a couple of em set up here at uncg last week, saw em while i was driving by to class from work.

            Invasion perhaps?:p
            LOL... That could be. They took them down for a few days in the park, now they're setting them back up again this morning. Where were they set up at UNCG? Elliott Center? I wonder if it's the same group.
            The 12ga.... It's not just for rabbits anymore.

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            • #7
              down in front of the foust building(the one with the castle-type tower/turrets) in the salad bowl...some kinda hippie fest...worthless sunzabitches...backstabbing whoresons...anyway sorry about that, can you tell how i really feel about being interred here?:D

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              • #8
                SORRY, but Jerry, you are such an asshole. Who do you think you are? Bruce Willis?
                "No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent"

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                • #9
                  But I think a teepee is an excellent idea!!
                  "No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent"

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                  • #10
                    When I was a kid in Boy Scouts we built a few using twenty foot tall cypress logs and canvas from a surplus military tent. We went to camp with them and put 10-15 kids in each one. We had a tropical storm blow in and they cancelled camp. After everyone had evacuated and came back we found tents and equipment blown everywhere. All our troop's teepees stood intact throughout the storm. I'm not sure what it is about the design, but they were amazingly easy to build and were very durable through the storm.

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