Folding Tipis

Instructions for how to fold a tipi without damaging it.

1. Spread the tipi out for inspection. Repair now if necessary.

1. Spread the tipi out for inspection. Repair now if necessary.

2. Fold in the smoke flaps

2. Fold in the smoke flaps

3. While one person holds the tab, another holds the smoke flaps and door in.

3. While one person holds the tab, another holds the smoke flaps and door in.

4. Grab one corner and fold to centre.

4. Grab one corner and fold to centre.

5. Grab corner 'b' and fold to the centre.

5. Grab corner 'b' and fold to the centre.

6. Fold up the ties and fold in half again.*

*Tipis larger than 21ft fold in thirds

7. Repeat for the other side

7. Repeat for the other side

8. Fold one side over the other

8. Fold one side over the other

9. Roll from the bottom and tie with the tab rope

9. Roll from the bottom and tie with the tab rope