The Reliable Tipi - The Sioux
The Reliable Tipi - The Sioux is very popular because of the extensive historical information available about the tribe. Many books have been written about the Sioux and Sitting Bull is probably the best known of all American Indian Chiefs.
The Sioux tipi leans to the back more than the Crow style and comes standard with an oval shaped door opening. The smoke flaps are longer than those of the Crow tipi resulting in a shorter lace pin and door section, and somewhat larger smoke hole.
Tipis are cone shaped tents that are lightweight, mobile, dry and warm in the winter.
Included with the Sioux Tipi:
Finished Bottom (bottom is hemmed and has stake loops)
Stitched Lace Pin Holes
Stakes, Lacing Pins, Smokeflap Ropes & Bag Included
Numerous reinforcements on all areas of stress
Deatailed instructions are included!
Available In the follwing Diameters:
Available in the follwing Materials:
12 oz Natural Duck
10.10 oz Marine Treated Duck
10.10 oz Marine & Fire Retardant Treated Duck
These Tipi's do not come with poles. To cut your own poles, use the following formula: make the poles 5-6 feet longer than the diameter of the tent. As far as the number of poles you need to use, here is what the manufacturer recommends:
9': 11 poles
12': 14 poles
14': 14 poles
16' to 22': 17 poles
# of people sitting
3-4 on the floor
6-8 on the floor
8-10 on the floor
12-14 on the floor
16-18 on the floor
22-24 on the floor
26-28 on the floor
32-34 on the floor
Need instruction on how to set them up. See https://vtarmynavy.com/reliable-tipi-set-up-instructions.html