Experience Adventure With The Teepee Tent

{flickr|100|campaign} The teepee tent has its origins from the nomadic tribes of the American Indians that built their tents from animal skins using poles to support the pyramid shaped structures that has become common today with modern teepee tents. The shape permits very few support structures as only a few poles need to be used effectively so as not to provide a heavy load that would have defeated the purpose of easy mobility. These pyramidal shapes were quite effective because they kept the wind and rain away by minimizing the surface area that the rain can touch and thus the rain quickly runs down at the sides.

There are many different kinds of teepee tents available today. They differ in terms of design, on the number of people it is able to accommodate and on the materials used in the manufacture of the tent. The Juno Tepee 500 can contain up to 5 people and is made of a fire resistant flysheet and is ideal for gatherings and family outings. Others are more adapted to harsh conditions like the Alpine outfitters teepee tents that make them extremely useful for hunting, fishing and mountain climbing. They are robust and lightweight making them suitable to be carried across long distances and harsh terrain.

While you are not able to cook in some tepee tents because of available space and ventilation, some are designed to accommodate cooking on the inside either by use of a stove or an open fire. Others sport a floorless design that reduces the weight to be carried by an additional floor, thus permitting portability. Others spot detachable floors that can be easily removed and reset. The choice for you will depend on the value of comfort versus portability.

The nature of the design and the extensive modularity permits the larger family teepees to be divided into several parts that allow different members of the family to share the weight. They can easily be detached and set up again.

What makes the teepee tent an invaluable accessory for private and family outdoor events? The protective material of the tents and the resistant poles combined with the ease of set up makes this a valuable addition to the outdoor gear. It enhances the sense of adventure because it gives you peace of mind by allowing you to focus on the adventure ahead instead of wondering whether you will have a dry place to sleep and comfortable shelter from the harsh environment.

The typical teepee tent is usually made of lightweight polyester that makes it easy to carry. The tents are usually designed with a mesh on the roof panels to enable ventilation. The carry bags are also a valuable addition to the set up as they ease portability. In conclusion, what to look for the in the purchase of a tepee tent is a low weight that allows for easy portability, and the ability for the tent to withstand severe adverse conditions.