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SotP Group buy – Norwegian Lavvu tents & stoves

Discussion in 'Group Buys' started by MagiKelly, Nov 1, 2006.

  1. MagiKelly

    MagiKelly Making memories since '67

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    There is a group buy being run on SotP for the above. This thread has the details

    http://www.songofthepaddle.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=2073

    Post here if you are interested. If there enough numbers for this to go ahead I will help to liaise between the two forums even though it is not me that is running it.

    I thought there would be too many of you interested not to let you in on it.
     
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    I'm interested in this group buy for a Tundra 8, stove & chimney plus the ground sheet.

    When do you want the money?
     
  3. MagiKelly

    MagiKelly Making memories since '67

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    The money will be payable in advance but not until final numbers are known. The overall discount will depend on the numbers so the price is not set till then.
     
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    That's okay then, I will put the money aside for this.

    To get a Tipi and all the extra's is a real plus point. :D

    Have been after a Tipi for ages, a few months ago there was a post about this and I expressed a huge interest and Moonraker provided loads of information about Tipi's etc but sadly I didn't have the funds. :(
     
  5. billycan

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    Hi John,
    I am interested but not sure yet which, i've just had a look on SOTP and the link to Beaver tipi's, but still i need of some more specific details of the Tinde and Tundra 3 and 4 eg weight?
    Wonder if you might be able to help,
    Cheers Magikelly
     
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    Mr_Rimps Forager

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    I am sooo tempted.
    The Tundra 8 would be a smidge too big for my requirements.
    Would meanderer over on SotP be flexible on the size of the Tundra's? I would prefer a Tundra 4

    Andy
     
  7. billycan

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    LIke andy, i too would prefer a 4.
     
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    Very very very tempted! Sadly I am broke :eek: .Nothing new there then! :lmao:
     
  9. MagiKelly

    MagiKelly Making memories since '67

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    Jon will be watching this thread and I suggest you keep an eye on the SotP thread. If you look at his last post you will see that he can mix the different sizes of tipis and will be posting indicative prices soon.

    When he does I will try to remember to post here pointing it out.
     
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    MagiKelly Making memories since '67

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    Prices for different sizes and materials now posted on the SotP thread
     
  11. billycan

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    Is the polyester Tinde suitable for the stove/ fires as well as the tundra?

    Cheers
     
  12. bilko

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    Apparently so
    http://webvertical.greit.no/webvertical/Rammeverk/rammeverk3.asp?KID=25&PRID=184&Action=Visprodukter
    What an excellent deal magikelly. you are a very good man to offer your services YET AGAIN! :)
    Do you think you would need an inner though to stop it raining inside. Don't know much about Lavus. Can i be realy thick and ask if the number4, 8 16 etc equates to the amount of people it sleeps. Also what are the advantages of cotton over nylon with regards to condensation?, Don't think i could afford an inner too.
    i think that if i were to buy one i would get the stove too but with your experience in tipis what size would be the minimum for having an open fire albeit a small one?
     
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    MagiKelly Making memories since '67

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    Yes you can use the stove in the polyester one. They do say you can have a fire but I would not recommend it.

    My current tipi is just over 4m in diameter and that is big enough for a fire in a firebox but it is cotton and I would not want to do the same in a polyester one. I only have experience of the cotton one so cannot comment on the condensation issue. You will see it is discussed a bit on the SotP thread and that cotton is better than poly but that the poly should still be okay with a ground sheet and an eye on ventilation.

    Also much as I would like to take credit for the work on this I am not running the group buy. I am just a messages passing the information over here from the buy on SotP and I will pass the information back as well. It is not me who will be placing the order or sending out a big bunch of tipis and stoves.
     
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    How waterproof are the poly cotton ones? I'm very interested :)
     
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    MagiKelly Making memories since '67

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    You can't use them underwater but they will keep rain off :D
     
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    Hi peeps

    Meanderer here, joined up so MagiKelly and I don't have to exchange PMs or emails many times per day!

    Any questions on the group buy - first try the SotP thread, then ask away. I'm going to give it another week or so to give it the best chance of achieving sufficient numbers.

    Enjoy!!!

    Jon
     
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    I am very interested in this but wondered if I bought a polycotton version 8 would I need an inner liner?
     
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    You'd have to ask MagiKelly whether he uses an inner liner...

    Personally I wouldn't, but then I'm going to have a stove :)

    Also, I'm not at all sure that inners are an option from Bison - unfortunately my Norwegian isn't what it should be!

    Some kind of groundsheet is needed really, but a B&Q cheapie will do the trick - especially if you use a firebox/open fire! The ones supplied are not cheap but lay nice and flat and fit the shape of the Lavvu.

    The numbers are indeed sleeping counts - would be pretty cosy mind, the 8 & 16 have you laid out radially with your toes near the stove and a gap where the door is.

    Cheers

    Jon
     
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    Hi, well done for organising this Jon (meanderer) :You_Rock_
    Very keen on Tundra 4, will confirm soon.
    Are the groundsheets the same i.e hexagonal and do the clip in somehow? If you were using a fire box/stove would the legs keep the stove high enough from the groundsheet for safety reasons etc. I was thinking maybe half a ground sheet or sheeted area for sleeping etc while stove in middle on un groundsheeted area.
    Also what is the arrangement round the skirt of the tipi, where it meets the ground? Does it just peg down or is there an extra small material flap to turn in like some of the other tipi's.

    Thanks

    Billycan
     
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    great that this is being organised, altough I'll probably won't fit in as I'm in Belgium? Maybe postage would be just too much.

    I also miss the inner tents. Is noone taking them so far?
     

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