Do something good for the woods and get your tipi poles from the forest yourself under supervision of the forest ranger. The best tipi poles are from thin, dead, dry fir, which is often available on site for free from the forest ranger. This is the so-called deadwood, which is regularly culled. Thin, straight, long pine is also possible.
It is highly recommended to peel the poles very carefully. In strong rain storms, water will run down the smooth poles without problems. Every bump is a potential dripping point!
The poles should be at least a third longer than the diameter of the tent, i.e. tepee 6m = pole length 8m!!! Basically, the longer the poles, the more beautiful the tipi! The poles can certainly have different lengths - an uneven crown looks more natural and beautiful.
!!! ATTENTION !!! The poles should be as thin as possible!!!
Don't cut off the sharp points. Measure the length of the pole from the thinnest point downward.
!!! AT THE CROSSING POINT THE POLES SHOULDN'T BE THICKER THAN 4-5cm !!!
With poles that are too thick, the crown will also be too thick and you will have problems fitting the tent.
Finished 8m long smoothly peeled poles can be picked up from us (94535 Eging am See). We also offer poles which are divided in two for easy transport. (They are connected with dowels and hemp twine.)
There are a few tips and tricks to tipi camping. You can look them up in our brochure "What you always wanted to know about tepees", which is included with every tent we produce.