Could you use it as a permanent shelter?

Could you use it as a permanent shelter?

Postby The Shrike » Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:14 pm

Or will it disintegrate in the sun? Can't decide if I want this or a yurt dome. I like this stylistically better and it's built ready for a woodstove. The dome is not. But the material is kind of wimpy. I wish they would offer a tipi made of sturdier material for people who aren't all sperged out over weight.
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Re: Could you use it as a permanent shelter?

Postby kevin_t » Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:34 pm

We have had several people use them fairly long term from 6 months to over a year. I would not recommend it as a permanent shelter though, and I wouldn't recommend a dome tent either, especially if they are not manned or maintained some during storms. If for instance you had some property, you could pitch it and take it down when you left it would likely be fine. A framed shelter like a yurt would be better IMO to erect and let stand and be possibly not maintained for periods of time.
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Re: Could you use it as a permanent shelter?

Postby MontanaMarine » Wed Mar 30, 2016 8:13 pm

You might want to look at the wall tent makers if you are looking for a heavy duty tipi, made of treated canvas.
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Re: Could you use it as a permanent shelter?

Postby reaper » Sat Apr 09, 2016 9:53 am

With normal use and care how long can we expect to keep our shelter from you Seekoutside?I guess sun it the worst enemy...and maybe bears lol

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Re: Could you use it as a permanent shelter?

Postby kevin_t » Sat Apr 09, 2016 12:18 pm

You are correct sun and bears are the worst enemy . I'd have a hard time stating normal use since that could vary based on what you think normal is. We test in a very very high sun /UV environment and have specifically chosen colors that perform better in high UV. I would expect years of normal service , I know several have been in high use for several years and I know some have had near year around use from a few customers . However , very high UV and specific colors can be issues . I have heard of some tents of certain colors degrading in a few weeks at Everest base camp. We have tested a couple colors that showed signs of degredation quickly vs more muted colors . Most of our long term tests are at 7500 ft , minimal cloud cover type environments . FWIW we can fix "bear " issues and have had to before . Sorry we can't do anything on bear issues .


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Re: Could you use it as a permanent shelter?

Postby reaper » Sun Apr 10, 2016 9:30 am

Yeah,the other day was a sunny day and i touched the fabric at some places where it looks "different" and it felt like "dry",hope it will not rip.

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Re: Could you use it as a permanent shelter?

Postby kevin_t » Sun Apr 10, 2016 9:54 am

Reaper - It won't. If it was pink it would be much more of an issue after a few weeks of high intensity sun


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Re: Could you use it as a permanent shelter?

Postby kevin_t » Sun Apr 10, 2016 2:13 pm

True story I had a pink and a yellow . The pink was noticeable after maybe 3 weeks, the yellow maybe 6 months . The brown and greens I have not seen any issue with


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Re: Could you use it as a permanent shelter?

Postby reaper » Mon Apr 11, 2016 5:38 am

Ok thanks,are you selling repair patch kit?

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Re: Could you use it as a permanent shelter?

Postby kevin_t » Mon Apr 11, 2016 6:37 am

We can send you little fabric swatches if needed


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