June 23, 2009

[RELOCATED] The tepee.

What do you think?

10 comments:

former law student said...

I was in a DWR store over the weekend, and decided that, at $4600 for an Eames chair and ottoman, their idea of what was within my reach was way different from mine. I guess it's back to Ikea.

In contrast, the tepee seems like a bargain -- roughly what DWR wants for two chairs.

Ann Althouse said...

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Randy said...
Pee-pee?

JUNE 23, 2009 10:28:00 AM CDT
Big Mike said...
We built one in my old Boy Scout troop approximately 50 years ago. The flaps at the top can be adjusted somewhat, allowing you to get a breeze to draw campfire smoke out of the tent or to push in whatever breeze there is on hot summer nights.

JUNE 23, 2009 10:29:00 AM CDT
Jennifer said...
Thought you might be talking about the pee pee tepee, which I would have to sneer at. This...? Aside from the price...awesome. Want it.

JUNE 23, 2009 10:48:00 AM CDT
Marcia said...
I think it's expensive.

JUNE 23, 2009 10:57:00 AM CDT
raf said...
16ft poles. Hard to pack in on your back. A lightweight synthetic tent that does not require a motor vehicle to get to the campsite might actually be more "environmentally friendly." I suppose you could use packhorses....

JUNE 23, 2009 11:02:00 AM CDT
An Edjamikated Redneck said...
On sale for $1700?

I can get a decent tent at Walmart that will sleep 6 for $200.

AND it has SCREENS!!

JUNE 23, 2009 11:06:00 AM CDT
rhhardin said...
I have a pup tent that comfortably sleeps a man and a large dog.

JUNE 23, 2009 11:19:00 AM CDT
rhhardin said...
Today's Rush substitute is unlistenable. Flipped it off.

JUNE 23, 2009 11:21:00 AM CDT
Jason (the commenter) said...
I think it will make a lovely wedding dress.

JUNE 23, 2009 11:22:00 AM CDT
Harsh Pencil said...
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JUNE 23, 2009 11:28:00 AM CDT
Harsh Pencil said...
Here's one for a lot less, but it is very small. Authentic design. Very sturdy. Will stay up indefinitely.

http://www.walltentshop.com/TipiChild.htm

They have bigger more expensive ones as well.

JUNE 23, 2009 11:29:00 AM CDT
dbp said...
That thing has got to weigh a hundred pounds, which means you are not going to be able to pack it anywhere very far from your car. If you have a car, just stay at a hotel--you can stay a lot of nights for less than the cost of this thing.

I bet I could easily outfit two backpackers with everything they need for less than the cost of this one impractical tent.

JUNE 23, 2009 11:37:00 AM CDT
bagoh20 said...
This technology is why the Indians lost their land. If they had nylon tents we would all be speaking Sioux. Of course we would get that casino money.

JUNE 23, 2009 11:52:00 AM CDT
Ann Althouse said...
I think it's more of a yard ornament/tent.

JUNE 23, 2009 11:54:00 AM CDT
dannyboy said...
I think it's more of a yard ornament/tent.



Lawn gnomes are cheaper if you want to dress up your yard.

JUNE 23, 2009 12:06:00 PM CDT
Jennifer said...
I think she means it's not meant to be packed up and transported for an overnight camping trip so much as it's a hangout/play spot for a stationary yard.

At least, that's what I thought it was when I said I wanted one.

JUNE 23, 2009 12:15:00 PM CDT

Ann Althouse said...

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Penny said...
The tepee reminds me of a childhood story. While on vacation, my parents took me to a wild west themed restaurant. After dinner I headed off to the restroom, looking up at the first door I came to, it said "Cowboys". I stood frozen wondering how they could expect me to know if I should play a cowboy or an Indian that night.

JUNE 23, 2009 12:42:00 PM CDT
MadisonMan said...
The lack of screens? That means it won't be used in Wisconsin.

Buy the Gratia planting boxes instead.

JUNE 23, 2009 1:05:00 PM CDT
Harsh Pencil said...
This http://www.tipi.com/kidstipi.html

is the one I actually bought. It works nice as a lawn ornament.

JUNE 23, 2009 1:09:00 PM CDT
Chip Ahoy said...
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JUNE 23, 2009 1:32:00 PM CDT
Chip Ahoy said...
Chip Ahoy said...
It's a very good idea. But it's not a bargain, and it screams for pictographic/geometric decoration.

JUNE 23, 2009 1:34:00 PM CDT
bagoh20 said...
Imagine you are in that movie "Hangover" and instead of the Las Vegas suite, you wake up in that thing. You got the big cat in the bathroom waiting when you walk outside in winter on the northern Great Plains.
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I just can't imagine how tough those people had it living in winter. I always wonder why they just didn't walk south. All Indians should have lived in Florida. And what's up with the Eskimos - that's just masochistic.

I moved from Pennsylvania to LA as soon as I was old enough to buy alcohol. So naturally, I also ponder about Wisconsin natives in winter.

JUNE 23, 2009 1:57:00 PM CDT

bearbee said...

Oh,....I thought this was another 'burqa' thread,

pduggie said...

Is there a wigwam to go with it?

I'm too tense.

MadisonMan said...

I'm a bicycle.

I'm too tired.

Freeman Hunt said...

I think that if it's left outside, it will become a yucky mess. Mildew resistant, not mildew proof.

Harsh Pencil said...

Freeman says "I think that if it's left outside, it will become a yucky mess. Mildew resistant, not mildew proof."


Not true. I have this one. http://www.tipi.com/kidstipi.html
It's been setup outside for like two years. Not mildewy at all. Kind of cool looking.

chickenlittle said...

I'm waiting for someone to market one with collapsible aluminum poles so that it can be transported more easily. A tee pee seems like the perfect thing to bring to the beach.

Iapetus said...

At a price of more than $1700, I assume it comes with a live pony and a sledge to carry the sucker.