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    What do you use as a floor in your tipi?

    Currently i use a silver tarp, cut to fit, underneath wool blankets for my floor.

    Anyone????
    DANCING IS EVERYTHING!!!!

    I love my tipi's. I'll never be homeless with them.

    History is written by the winners.



  • #2
    Right now we just have some sod down - we're hoping that it will take real good and will grow like mad in the spring.

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    • #3
      tipi floors

      I've kinda got the sod thing going too. I usually throw down a piece of canvas where the beds are going to be. Next come a few wool blankets, then a buffalo robe or two. The rest of the floor doesn't really get covered. Sometimes I 've got a few pieces of 1/2 tanned buffalo that I throw on the ground. Usually just open ground'

      Curtis

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      • #4
        Since I live in a very humid and sometimes wet part of the country, I use Weblon material. It is the same as the truckers use and very durable. I have cut it the shape of the inside of my lodge.

        Sometimes when it REALY rains, it can get a little squishy under the Weblon, sort of like an inner tube in the water. But no water gets in. It also comes in many colors. I am using green in my 10' lodge and burgandy red in the 17'.

        I have too much money and TIME invested in my interior materials to have them ruined by a high tide.


        Tipis

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        • #5
          Originally posted by tipis
          Since I live in a very humid and sometimes wet part of the country, I use Weblon material. It is the same as the truckers use and very durable. I have cut it the shape of the inside of my lodge.

          Sometimes when it REALY rains, it can get a little squishy under the Weblon, sort of like an inner tube in the water. But no water gets in. It also comes in many colors. I am using green in my 10' lodge and burgandy red in the 17'.

          I have too much money and TIME invested in my interior materials to have them ruined by a high tide.


          Tipis
          Where do you get your Weblon?
          I considered the tipi floor offered by R.Reese but i'm finding it hard to justify the $400 for it.
          DANCING IS EVERYTHING!!!!

          I love my tipi's. I'll never be homeless with them.

          History is written by the winners.


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          • #6
            You can go to a canvas or awing supply company. Someone who does this type of sewing. The material is heat welded together...not sewn. Material is 5' wide by however long you want. Do not get the edges sewn or grometed.
            The material does run around 6 to 10 a yard or so. But in the long run is well worth it. Yes, it can get expensive.

            tipis

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            • #7
              I like carpet!! And rugs. I first seen this at Crow Fair, (those Crows sure know how to camp), and tried it and they work great. I even like a rug outside like a welcome mat. Sure cuts down on the dirt coming in.

              When we moved my ex threw away my dirty ole camping rugs, so I'm collecting again. I'm even thinking about putting new carpet in my house, so I can use the old for camping.
              ...it is what it is...

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              • #8
                I use green tarp on the ground and put carpetting on the top to preserve the carpet. It works like a dandy.

                BTW, I am Crow and I am an experienced tepee dweller during Crow Fair! HEHE!!
                Yep, she's pretty Greazy

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                • #9
                  You know this!

                  Originally posted by wyo_rose
                  (those Crows sure know how to camp)
                  "I'm so fresh and you so not..." ~ Dvera

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                  • #10
                    I use outdoor carpeting
                    cant we all just get along?

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                    • #11
                      lodges

                      its great to read about tipis. and hear how similar the building is to our wigwams and longhouses here in the east.
                      you could try a layer of cedar chips for the flooring. it serves more than one purpose.:) and will keep most bugs away.

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