Are the tipis and trappers tents waterproof?
Tipis were developed by North American native people over hundreds of years. They were a shelter that was easily transportable, stable in the wind, and comfortable in both good and poor weather. They aren’t completely waterproof but much better than regular tents. Our tipis have a rain catcher at the top, headroom to move around in, and a wooden floor, all of which make a big difference in poor weather. Tipis naturally shed moisture down the inside of their poles, so if it rains very hard or for a long time, moisture not caught by the rain catcher starts to move down the poles. If it hits a knot in the wood and isn’t moving fast enough to get over it, it may start to drip. To re-track the drip over the knot: lick your finger, rub the knot up and down and pull your finger down the pole 8 to 10 inches (old native trick). Trapper’s Tents have an extra fly over the sleeping area so they are usually very dry. As well, the deck has an awning over it that provides shelter when it’s raining an