Polish Lavvu Mod Advice

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Wander

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Jan 6, 2017
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I unearthed a Polish lavvu I bought some time ago because I'm going to be using it the week after next.
Now, I've seen a lot of mods done to these, all of which are good, but none I can really be bothered with (not quite true - wouldn't mind having a zip in it, but I only use it once in a blue moon so never quite get around to such a large undertaking).

But there is one mod I'd like to do before going out - attach a loop to the apex so it can suspended from a branch or A frame so I don't need the internal pole. Thus freeing up quite a bit of space.

Just wanted some advice, and ideally close up pictures, from anyone who's done this.
What I'd like to see is where you attached the loop - which flaps of material, etc.
Any good pictures illustrating what you've done would be gratefully appreciated. I want to get this done this weekend and the sewing machine is on standby...

Cheers.
 

Wander

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Jan 6, 2017
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Here There & Everywhere
Cheers.
All done now.
A little bit of looking and a little bit of thinking and it was easy enough to work out the best way of doing it.

I love the lantern hanging over the front. Lovely touch.
How long did you cut the poles? I'm guessing about 8 foot?
 

henchy3rd

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Don’t forget to tie a pine cone or stone inside top or you could tear it.
A chunky double way YKK zip works apparently, something I’ve been looking at.
Probably keep the other side as it is.(bottoned)
 
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If people are thinking of fitting zips, there is a brilliant and simple way of buttoning the zip system in place if sewing heavy canvas is impractical. Wish I knew of it, before I modded my lavvu(s)!

This is one of several vids on the subject:

 

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