23691Re: [Authentic_SCA] It's finished!!!
- Aug 1, 2002Despina said:
My only question is, how is it staked and what keeps high
winds from shredding it. Not trying to be the downer here, but looking
the practicality side of things.
Good question. It has stake loops about every 3 feet around the
perimeter. (Every vertical seam has a corresponding stake loop.) The
overlap point between sides and bells have several spots to stake, as it's
a weak point. That'll be plenty even in bad weather, because the tent
form itself is designed to shed wind and water. (We left it up all night
in windy Oklahoma and it was fine.) The high peak, A construction, and
rounded bells are VERY weatherworthy, though I don't know if it will be
quite as nice as yurt that way.
It looks a tad precarious in the pic partly because the side poles are
still just a tad too long & because we are using cheapo orange plastic
stakes instead of good ones when setting it up in the front yard. OTOH,
we absolutely cannot leave the sides up in a high wind. It'd take off
like a sail. I think, anyway.
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