Olenka Kleban wrote:A podium would need a surface that can direct rain and thaw away from the tipi. With the tipi set up on the ground, the land has been scaped so that there is a slight slope away from the tipi. A podium needs to also reflect this. Sloped podium, plus system for keeping the poles from sliding down... it's a lot of engineering just to find out that the tipi wasn't set-up properly, and try setting it up a few more times to get it just right.
Olenka Kleban wrote:Hello friends,
It is time that I leave the tipi. Tuesday will be my last day. If anyone is interested in staying there, get in touch on this forum or feel free to PM me.
Thank you to all who have been following the posts.
Thank you to those of you who have replied, asked questions, and given awesome feedback: Miles, Hans, Mary, Len, Glenn, kadence, Julia, Valerie, Thomas, Rufus, Cassie, Adrien, Jami, David, Nancy, Judith and more.
Thank you Judith for your attention to detail and sending goodies in the mail based on your keen eye in this forum.
Thank you Marta! I got your email with winter tipi tips from your friend, and I keep forgetting to reply! Argh, me! thank you! It was a pleasure to meet you and Tim.
Thank you Miles and Hans for hangin' in there with me, for giving much appreciated guidance along the way.
And Miles, the gift of the books you sent is really a treasure.
Thank you to Paul, the host. and apple feeder.
Thank you Jocelyn. You are a good friend.
Thank you Rick, Jason, Sam and Jesse- You are a hilarious bunch. Just when I stop thinking of donuts, you help me get back on the right track.
Thank you Cassie for your film skills.
Thank you Jesse, for being a good neighbour.
Thank you Tim, Kristie, and your sweet little troopers. It's been good to live by a family.
Thank you Mike and Violet.
Thank you dogs.
Thank you Ernie and Erica. Your work is great.
Thank you Zach and Ernie for answering my questions about wildlife.
Thank you Zach and Raleigh. Always smiling, you pair.
Thank you Rich, Sofia, Tel, Bryce, Val, Seth.
Thank you Missoula Public Library. Everyone should get a library card. It's fantastic.
Thank you Devon for getting me a camera for this trip.
Thank you Mama, Tato, Taras, Ksenia, Rick, Marg, kosa kolektiv, and friends back home.
Thank you Tony and Emily for really getting things going here, writing about your experiences, and prepping Derick and I for our move out here.
Thank you Derick. I will be home soon.
Olenka Kleban wrote:If you're looking for gapper tipi books, you can find them at base camp. I tucked them into the bookshelf alongside foraging and wild edibles books that I enjoyed whilst in the kanvas kone. They may have since shifted positions, but this is at least a hint to their whereaboots.