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imported_Al
02-09-2003, 07:47 PM
Trying to justify to my wife why I need an 8 man tipi(besides the annual fall hunt). Could anyone post how family tipi trips have gone? She has the usual concerns about ants, squeeters, etc. For that matter has anyone camped where fireants, scorpions hang out?

02-10-2003, 11:59 AM
I had to go through the same justification. I don't really like using the gear in campgrounds but the wife and kids LOVE the tipi. We do the Sundles trick of laying down a huge blue tarp and pitching the tipi on top of that, punding spikes right into the tarp. No stove, kids are too young, but its in summer so no big deal.

Not been around ants or scorpions.

One thing, in work-hardened campgrounds, pegs are useless. I found some great lightweight tarp spikes from Harbor Freight. They're alot lighter than nails and come with a plastic collar that holds the webbing loop of the tipi.