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Zen and the art of motorcycle camping.

October 14, 2013

We present here the perpectives of Sheila Kiggins, our guest blogger for this piece.  Sheila owns a motor bike and a Tentipi Zirkon 7 Light – both of which are loved and put to maximum use each year, touring throughout Britain and its Atlantic influenced climate.  We learn something here of the history of motorcycle […]

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One Year in Our Tentipi Nordic Tipi

April 10, 2013

Have you ever returned from a weekend trip to the country; the mountains; the sea, just wishing to extend the experience a while longer?  Here’s a charming story, sent in by Jarmo and Laura Järvinen, who did just that.  And then some. Their 12 month stay on an island in the archipelago of Åboland in […]

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CANOE CAMPING – WHAT TO TAKE AND HOW TO TAKE IT

March 7, 2013

The second in a 2-part article on canoe camping, by our guest Blogger, Tim Gent. Here, we delve a bit deeper into the world of equipment, with some very good recommendations and hints, based on Tim’s own experience – if you’ve hints and tips of your own, we’d love to hear of them in the […]

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CANOE CAMPING – ORIGINS

February 1, 2013

Part 1 of a 2-part essay by Tim Gent. For more information, contact Tim via http://www.facebook.com/T.H.Gent   Sustainability is a frequently bandied and increasingly meaningless term, but if a creation can be labelled sustainable with any real validity it’s the birch-bark canoe.  Save for the odd ash-wood thwart this classic craft of the American Boreal […]

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The Bear Hunt

October 4, 2012

The light of dawn spread slowly over the fir forest covered horizon. For a short moment, the rays of sun set the sky on fire, enveloping the wintry countryside with golden yellow light. Against this glowing backdrop, the triangular profile of reindeer hide covered lávvus could be seen. The air above the smoke openings quivered […]

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Ventilation and Tent Design

May 16, 2012

We’ve covered in earlier posts some of the design features which allow for the safe use of fire in our Nordic tipis, but here, we’ll deal with the specific issue of carbon monoxide – a natural by product of combustion.  Wood fires, propane heaters, coal fires etc. – they all produce this gas, which isn’t […]

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Tentipi – The Vision

November 29, 2011

It’s always a fascinating story to hear of the origin of goods, and how they made it into the market. Every single manufactured product in existence, from flint tools to the space-shuttle originated as an idea – a vision, driven often by a passion and determination to succeed. The origins of Tentipi are no different, […]

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Fire and Tentipi

September 6, 2011

Fire – “The rapid oxidation of a material – releasing heat, light and various products of combustion”. Historically, we relied upon fire as a source of heat and light, we used it when hunting, and we even colonised some quite inhospitable parts of the globe thanks to our relationship with it. Its significance was reflected […]

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