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    I built a wigwam in the woods behind my last house (build along part 1 and 2) Unfortunately we had to move last summer.
    I am planning to build a tipi shelter, something like what your describing, as there is no shortage of untouched forest out here LOL!!! I have the area picked out but will wait till the snows gone before i pick the final "spot". I cant wait to see what you do and how! I am sure it will give me ideas and motivation. So, keep at it and take lots of pics. i will be watching this post closely. hopefully we will have an update Saturday evening! thanks
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQ2ls...ature=youtu.be

    Got the frame done...tomorrow I will commence with thatching.

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    Well, unfortunately, the weather today didn't cooperate. It was so foggy I couldn't see more than 20 feet in front of me at the best of times, and it rained for part of the day.

    Thatching will have to wait till next week sometime

    Sorry guys!
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    PS--On a non-related note, I actually took a Sunday nap after church. I was out for at least 3.5 hours! Crazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trekon86 View Post
    PS--On a non-related note, I actually took a Sunday nap after church. I was out for at least 3.5 hours! Crazy.
    well, at least you were out (even if not "outdoors".)
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    BTW, does anyone know what is the best option for a cheap canvas tarp?

    I'm thinking the whole painter's dropcloth thing might work, but wouldn't last very long.

    Think I might skip the natural debris shelter idea and just throw some sort of cover over it.

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    There is a fabric store on my area that carries fabric seconds. My wife and I have bought really nice heavy duty fabric there for about half of retail. I bought a couple yards of linen canvas for $3 a yard. Cotton was even cheaper.

    If you don't have anything like that in your area maybe check the bay or call up the nearest JoAnn Fabric and see if they have any outlet stuff.

    Tapatalk ate my spelling and grammar.

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    Know what though? I'll bet the dropcloth idea would work well for a while, even with fires inside, because it would breathe better than a plastic or even a tighter-woven canvas tarp.

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    paint the drop cloth and use the paint side out

    skip the "LV" pattern

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    Got any swamps around . My Shawnee buddy thatches his wig wams with cattail for his reenactments . Historically correct ,easily obtained and easy to thatch .
    I was thinking if you treated a drop cloth with the recipe for log cabins ( 20 mule team borax and boric acid) it wouldn't get all moldy like they like to do .
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-5o_-uVbAg




    It was actually 25-27 deg. Fahrenheit today. Brrr!


    PMZ
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