View Full Version : Kayaking & Tipi's

12-29-2004, 03:31 PM
Hello all,

just thought I'd post a pic of my kayak with the large stove and base sitting on the back deck. I generally use the tipi for camping up in the Boundary Waters in the winter but we've discovered that they are perfect for spring and fall camping. The tipi in a compression stuff sack stuffs down to nothing and fits in the hatch. The stove, as you can see, bungies comfortably to the rear deck. These are from a late October trip in the Apostle Islands on Lake Superior.

The six man is the perfect size for fitting on those smaller campsites.



12-30-2004, 03:12 AM
Very nice photos Misterpatrick! Thanks. I and a friend are considering a trip in the Boundary Waters. I am waiting on the arrival of a six man tipi with medium stove. I had been wondering if anyone was using a Kifaru tipi with watercraft.

12-30-2004, 10:25 AM
Thanks for the pics, I like to paddle and I like to camp but I just haven't put it together yet. What size/make boat are you using?

12-30-2004, 11:54 AM
Glad you like the pics. My main boat is a Kajak Sport Millennium which is a Finnish fiberglass boat. It's 18' x 21.7".


The tipi and kayak is a great combination but I would only use them in the late and early seasons 'cause of the bugs. But it is true luxury when the weather is awful.

I can really recommend the BWCA in the winter. Really a great area. I'm headed up there again in a few weeks.

12-30-2004, 01:23 PM
Looks like a great setup. The mosquito net should solve the bug problems in the summer months. I hope to get into my own yak soon. Have any suggestions?

12-30-2004, 04:48 PM
I am impressed by the blue bunjie diamond hitch holdin' the load to your packhorse.....Don

12-30-2004, 07:04 PM
I've done Isle Royale. You are in God's country in the Apostles, misterpatrick. We kayak camp a lot on rivers. Because of all the rocks in our neck of the woods I only take a self supporting tent. There are never enough good boulders to use for stakes. If I don't think I can set up my tipi nice and taught along the river I bring the tent. Of course, if I don't bring the tipi I don't bring the stove. Man I've got to find a new place to paddle.