tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6763915755876902730.post1848705073836221077..comments2017-04-22T08:20:57.521-05:00Comments on Swamp Castle: Tipi pole and hat systemLynn Albrittonhttps://plus.google.com/104649570256591951829noreply@blogger.comBlogger6125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6763915755876902730.post-77581218281177885112017-04-22T08:20:57.521-05:002017-04-22T08:20:57.521-05:00this is an excellent example of maintaining a trad...this is an excellent example of maintaining a traditional utility while incorporating modern tech to improve mobility. I was wondering if you had considered adding a simple water catchment channel on the lower third of the tipi that would still utilize some gravity feed to your containment system?Bev Millerhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/02617536127917238592noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6763915755876902730.post-83028646054326619082015-09-12T12:15:02.845-05:002015-09-12T12:15:02.845-05:00A s an owner of a original designed tipi I find yo...A s an owner of a original designed tipi I find your design not only interesting but a wonderful idea for the weekend camper. As you know it is not easy to haul one of these around. I have a 38 foot trailer to haul mine so you just don't pack up and move on a moments notice. While I don't have any comments to assist with your design problem I certainly see the value in what you are developing and wish you great success.Ghost Traderhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09747599536892347642noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6763915755876902730.post-33002917090690974312015-09-12T12:14:13.431-05:002015-09-12T12:14:13.431-05:00A s an owner of a original designed tipi I find yo...A s an owner of a original designed tipi I find your design not only interesting but a wonderful idea for the weekend camper. As you know it is not easy to haul one of these around. I have a 38 foot trailer to haul mine so you just don't pack up and move on a moments notice. While I don't have any comments to assist with your design problem I certainly see the value in what you are developing and wish you great success.Ghost Traderhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09747599536892347642noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6763915755876902730.post-26414562760847566282014-05-23T00:01:44.175-05:002014-05-23T00:01:44.175-05:00Oops, typo, should have been: 61.26 ft * (360 deg ...Oops, typo, should have been: 61.26 ft * (360 deg / 83.37 ft) = 264.5 degLynn Albrittonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/17016570077229005110noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6763915755876902730.post-87159746160255796932014-05-22T22:27:43.094-05:002014-05-22T22:27:43.094-05:00Hmm, you're going about it kinda backwards. Th...Hmm, you're going about it kinda backwards. The diameter is about the same as mine, but mine has a 16' center pole! It's really best to make a semicircle cover. Do you need to make it that large? Did you notice that your perimeter radius is larger than your tipi height? There will be a lot of sewing involved, unless you use something like a huge sheet of Tyvek. This is a great book for tipi info: http://tinyurl.com/nrkbgyw<br /><br />If you're really determined to stay on your course, here's how you size it. Calculate the radius of the cover by solving for the hypotenuse of a right triangle with sides = 9' and 9.75'. I get 13.26'. Then, you need enough of a circle to make the perimeter match the perimeter of the footprint, which is 2*pi*r = 61.26'. The perimeter for 13.26' = 83.37. So do the ratios: 6.26 ft * (360 deg / 83.37 ft) = 264.5 deg. If I did all that right, you need a cover with radius = 13.26' with a 95.5 deg wedge cut out. Lynn Albrittonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/17016570077229005110noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6763915755876902730.post-47109168446886187082014-05-22T12:22:38.042-05:002014-05-22T12:22:38.042-05:00Hello, I have made a tipi frame in my yard from lo...Hello, I have made a tipi frame in my yard from long tree branches, and now I have the impossible task of sewing a cover for this tipi. I can't figure out how to measure it, etc. The branches connect at 9 feet in the air (height 9') and floor diameter is 19.5' (radius is 9.7'). This is a short, wide tipi for the kids. I put a center pole in to carry the weight and help the tipi be more sturdy. <br /><br />Any ideas as to how I can create this? Traditional tipi design says to make a semicircle, but with a tipi this wide, it would look more like a full circle with a wedge cut out, I think. Help!!!Anonymousnoreply@blogger.com