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Teepees: A Philosophical Question

By nephasth

1 year ago


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    “Is a teepee:”

    • All wall 4 votes
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    • All roof 6 votes
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    #1 1 year ago

    Teepees. Are they all wall? Or all roof?

    Feel free to explain your reasoning.

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    #3 1 year ago

    I still pitch a tent every morning

    #4 1 year ago

    They are neither “all wall” or “all roof”. I’d say what you see from the outside is a “wall”, and there is an internal roof, called an ozan.

    The ozan catches all the rain that comes through the smoke hole at the top, and runs it between the internal and external walls, and down the poles.

    When I was born my parents were living in a tipi. I also spent my first summer of college living in one. More recently my dad lived in one year round in upstate NY for 5+ years while in his 60s.

    Here’s some photos of my Dad while he was living in the tipi. You can see the internal wall and the edge of the ozan “roof” in the inside photo.
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    #5 1 year ago
    Quoted from BeachPickle:

    They are neither “all wall” or “all roof”. I’d say what you see from the outside is a “wall”, and there is an internal roof, called an ozan.
    The ozan catches all the rain that comes through the smoke hole at the top, and runs it between the internal and external walls, and down the poles.
    When I was born my parents were living in a tipi. I also spent my first summer of college living in one. More recently my dad lived in one year round in upstate NY for 5+ years while in his 60s.
    Here’s some photos of my Dad while he was living in the tipi. You can see the internal wall and the edge of the ozan “roof” in the inside photo.
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    Define upstate.

    Albany? Saratoga? Queensbury?

    #6 1 year ago
    Quoted from P1nhead:

    Define upstate.
    Albany? Saratoga? Queensbury?

    Principal Skinner: Superintendent, I hope you're ready for mouth-watering hamburgers.
    Superintendent Chalmers: I thought we were having steamed clams.
    Principal Skinner: Oh, no, I said, "steamed hams." That's what I call hamburgers.
    Superintendent Chalmers: You call hamburgers steamed hams.
    Principal Skinner: Yes, it's a regional dialect.
    Superintendent Chalmers: Uh-huh. What region?
    Principal Skinner: Uh, upstate New York.
    Superintendent Chalmers: Really. Well, I'm from Utica and I never heard anyone use the phrase, "steamed hams."
    Principal Skinner: Oh, not in Utica, no; it's an Albany expression.
    Superintendent Chalmers: I see.

    #7 1 year ago
    Quoted from P1nhead:

    Define upstate.

    Pretty sure upstate is anywhere in NY north or northwest of NYC.

    We’re from the Fingerlakes region.

    #8 1 year ago

    Why not both?

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    #9 1 year ago
    Quoted from BeachPickle:

    Pretty sure upstate is anywhere in NY north or northwest of NYC.
    We’re from the Fingerlakes region.

    Friends, family in long island would call anything westchester and north upstate, always irritated me for some reason lol. But was just curious about where the tipi was. Bitter cold and some serious snowfall depending on where you are at - that lake Ontario lake effect snow is some of the worst.

    I built some decks along the Seneca and Cayuga in a past life.

    #10 1 year ago

    A man goes to the doctor and says 'I keep having the same dream every night....I am a wigwam and then I am a teepee' What can it mean?'

    The doctor says 'You are two tents'

    #11 1 year ago
    Quoted from P1nhead:

    Bitter cold and some serious snowfall depending on where you are at

    Just scrolled through my old photos for this one. I took it after a big storm in 2015. It was the only night the entire 5 years he didn't sleep there, because he'd had rotator cuff surgery that day. Man was he pissed to have missed the storm stuck in a house, but my Mom insisted. He still bitches about it now.
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    You can see how we built the tipi on a deck. The deck is built on a 3' stone and cord wood wall we built in order to give more standing room inside the tipi. This also allowed him to put a wood stove in there. You can make out the stove pipe just to the left of the tipi.

    Looking through the photos, was reminded that this is what I was doing down the street that day, after digging the tipi out for him. Bitter cold for sure.
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    Excited to be moving back there this summer. Maybe I'll even put up another tipi, though, a yurt would be luxurious in comparison, due to it's clearly defined roof and wall.

    #12 1 year ago
    Quoted from BeachPickle:

    Just scrolled through my old photos for this one. I took it after a big storm in 2015. It was the only night the entire 5 years he didn't sleep there, because he'd had rotator cuff surgery that day. Man was he pissed to have missed the storm stuck in a house, but my Mom insisted. He still bitches about it now.
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    You can see how we built the tipi on a deck. The deck is built on a 3' stone and cord wood wall we built in order to give more standing room inside the tipi. This also allowed him to put a wood stove in there. You can make out the stove pipe just to the left of the tipi.
    Looking through the photos, was reminded that this is what I was doing down the street that day, after digging the tipi out for him. Bitter cold for sure.
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    Excited to be moving back there this summer. Maybe I'll even put up another tipi, though, a yurt would be luxurious in comparison, due to it's clearly defined roof and wall.

    Beautiful

    #13 1 year ago

    In the town that I grew up in, the Teepee was the name of the arcade at the mall. So, somewhat relevant to the forum.

    In other thoughts… would the finale of the Blair Witch Project have been possible if it took place in a teepee?

    #14 1 year ago

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    #15 1 year ago

    Yep... Definitely all roof...

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