The Benefits Of Teepee Tents
Does your family love camping? Camping is a popular activity among families. It is great fun, adventurous and allows people to enjoy the outdoors. One of your first camping considerations if, of course, shelter. Shelter means a tent because you are not really camping unless you are sleeping in a tent. Large Teepee tents can make an excellent shelter for family or group outings.
There are so many brands and models of tent on the market today it can be hard to choose one. Size, price, features, and ease of setup all play a part. However, if you want to get the most authentic camping experience possible then you might consider making your next tent a teepee. It’s a really different experience and it just feels cool to use one. Teepees are perhaps the oldest type of tent. It can be traced back from the Native Americans who first used this tent.
Teepee tents were first used by the Lakota tribe, a famous Native American tribe who lived in America. There are starting to make a comeback after many people have recognized the many benefits they offer. The following are the major advantages of using and owning teepee tents. We agree that most of these benefits are aesthetic (teepees are cool) but isn’t that really what we are all looking for in our camping experience. A really cool experience.
Suitable for Any Type of Weather Conditions
One of the main benefits of using a teepee tent is that it can handle all types of weather conditions from heavy winter snows to summer heat. During winter you can heat and even cook on a small wood stove in the middle of the teepee. These wood stoves are really popular among teepee owners but did you know that you could also use a small ground fire as well – talk about authentic. Either of these methods will really warm the space and your teepee will trap the heat really well so you won’t need to tend the fire all night to stay warm and cozy.
During the summer period, a teepee is really comfortable because creating airflow is very easy. Simply open the top flaps to provide a steady breeze while still providing shield from the sun. Now your trip can be even more authentic because you won’t need electricity on your campsite. You can heat and cool your teepee without any electric gadgets like a heater or fan.
Comfortable and Spacious Design
One of the misconceptions about teepees is that they are cramped. The truth is teepee tents are very spacious assuming you get one that is the right size for your group. A huge benefit is that tall people can stand up inside without bending. The best way to plan the use of your teepee space is to think of an inner and outer circle. Sleeping and gear storage goes on the outer circle and life/fun happens on the inner circle by the fire, food, s’mores, and scary stories.
Today’s modern tents are extremely portable and easy to setup and take down. You will find that a teepee is the same or even easier to handle. Today’s modern teepees some with telescoping center poles and high-tech tie downs which can all fit into one easy to carry pack.
Where to find them
Simply search Google or Amazon.com for ‘teepee tents’ and you’ll find them. Try the alternate spelling ‘tipi tents’ as well. Be a bit patient while searching as you will also find lots of sites offering kids play tents.