Tarp Teepee?

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  1. Boker55

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    Heading up to the North Ga mountains this weekend for some camping. It's supposed to be very cold(for Ga anyways) with rain/snow in the forecast.

    Normally I just make a simple tarp shelter and call it a day. This weekend I was thinking about making a tarp teepee and even having a small fire inside. Has anyone ever done this with regular tarps? I have a pretty wide selection of tarps at my disposal including large canvas to heavy duty tarps like you would cover a boat with and everything in between.

    Anyone done this before and got some pictures?
     
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    No personal experience, but I think Native Survival on Youtube has a video on it..
     
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    Are you using a small wood stove, or just thinking of having a pit fire inside the teepee?
     
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    Traditional style with the fire in the middle more than likely.
     
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    Ive been exploring the open bottom tipi idea for a few days now. Let us all know how it goes!
     
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    Ok, then I would just say make sure you have lots of headroom and a good smoke hole. And let us know how it goes!
     
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    Pics or it didn't happen....
     
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    I will make it a point to take pictures. I usually never document my trips but I’ll work on that.
     
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    Just using a tarp from the hardware store right?
     
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    Depending on size I may have to use a couple tarps. One of my larger ones is an Etowah Outfitters tarp. It’s going to have to house 3 guys so it may be a little large.
     
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    If you Googlize "tarp tipi fire" some interesting videos results show up that might give some ideas.
     
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    Great idea. If it wasn’t just me as a pack mule I would take a seek outside (I think that’s the brand I looked at lol) teepee and a titanium wood stove all winter long. Definitely report back on how it goes... with pics. ;)
     
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    Yup. They kick ass.

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    Im so jealous.
     
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    That is awesome.
     
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    I think we just became best friends! Lol awesome set up
     
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    So I ended up getting some material to make an improvised wood stove for inside the teepee. I'm thinking have it at a side wall will make it roomier for the three of us that have to fit inside.
     
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    What design did you go with?
     
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    Very, very improvised. I’ll have pictures Sunday evening when I get back.
     
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    Howd it go?
     
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