Camping is one of my favorite activities. It’s a fun way to stay active, get in touch with nature, and spend some good ol’ quality time with your friends. After the past few months obsessing over native american teepee, I thought it would be a fun idea to show everyone at burtongirls how to build a simple teepee. With a few common camping tools and found materials in the woods you can build your own shelter in less than 20 mins.
What you need:
3 or more long sticks
First start by sawing any branches or knobs off the poles. You don’t want any poking your back, snagging your clothes or scratching your face.
I like using this awesome collapsable triangle saw. It’s packable, light weight aluminum and very handy for all your firewood needs. Also, you want your poles to be about 3ft longer than the height of your blanket. If you need to trim your poles, down, saw the base off so you have a nice tapered pole.
The next step is to lay two poles together while placing the third pole perpendicularly on top of the other two. Tie the poles about 1ft higher than the width of your blanket. Wrap the rope around the poles diagonally and secure with a knot.
Now erect the poles so you have an “A” frame. Carefully, spread the poles, so you create a free standing tripod.
Add a few extra poles (if you have any). Then wrap the remainder rope around the extra poles. Let the rope hang freely for easier disassembly.
Now take your blanket and wrap it around the frame.
Relax have and enjoy the serenity of nature!