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Megahorn vs Octopeak Tipi Tent Showdown

Megahorn vs Octopeak Tipi Tent Showdown

We get questions in customer service all of the time. One of the biggest ones is, what is the difference between your Megahorn and Octopeak shelters? So we will try to sum it up as simply as possible, hope this helps!

Megahorn Tipi Tent: Pitch Pro Tips Video

Megahorn Tipi Tent: Pitch Pro Tips Video

Let's discuss a few valuable tips regarding setting up the Megahorn Teepee Tent with Stove Jack. These come from setting up the shelter dozens of times. Really hope this helps!
Tipi with UV Reflective Inside: White Megahorn Video

Tipi with UV Reflective Inside: White Megahorn Video

Forest showcase of the 4-person Megahorn Tipi with Wood Stove Jack. This floorless shelter is available in several colors, with optional modular floors or inner tents.

This campsite features the white fabric with a silver pigment on the outside surface and the inside is coated with a UV reflective coating. This is to provide more shelter in extreme heat and the inside reflects more heat when using a wood stove. Adding extra coatings to the fabric also makes it more durable.

 

Bug Protection (Inner Tent) Without Outer Tipi Video

Bug Protection (Inner Tent) Without Outer Tipi Video

Learn how to pitch an inner tent, without setting up the tipi outer tent. This is great for sleeping under the stars, but still having bug protection and a tent floor. Simple and easy to do on your next camping trip!

Hexpeak Tipi vs Minipeak Pyramid Trekking Pole Tents

Hexpeak Tipi vs Minipeak Pyramid Trekking Pole Tents

We get questions in customer service all of the time. One of the biggest ones is, what is the difference between your Hexpeak and Minipeak shelters? So we will try to sum it up as simply as possible, hope this helps!
Hexpeak Tipi Tent (v4a) User Guide Video

Hexpeak Tipi Tent (v4a) User Guide Video

The Hexpeak is a 2-person teepee that can use trekking poles to setup, which replaces tent poles. It has an all-weather shelter that give you 360 degree protection from the elements, but has the flexibility to pitch at various heights to control ventilation. There is even an option to hang the shelter from the top loop, allowing you to use no tent poles at all. This makes this makes the Hexpeak extremely versatile!

Tipi Inner Tents (Tips and Tricks) Set-Up Video Guide

Tipi Inner Tents (Tips and Tricks) Set-Up Video Guide

In this tutorial we will discuss setting up the inner tents for our Hexpeak and Octopeak tipis, providing a cozy livable outdoor shelter even in harsh weather conditions. Improve your outdoor experience by following this simple guideline. Let's go camping!

Anchoring Tents or Tarps (Winter Camping) in Snow Video

Anchoring Tents or Tarps (Winter Camping) in Snow Video

Anchor down your winter camping shelter on snow using these valuable techniques. This style of staking down your tent on the snow, can be used with traditional tents, tarps or teepees. It can be used with almost any shelter design out there. Let's go winter camping!

Pitch Teepee (Using Cord) Without Tent Poles Video

Pitch Teepee (Using Cord) Without Tent Poles Video

Let's go over how to set up a teepee without using any tent poles. This is most beneficial for a lightweight hiker who is looking to save weight out of their backpack or someone who wants to set up without a center pole. We hope you find this helpful!

Center Wood Stove in (Megahorn) Teepee Video

Center Wood Stove in (Megahorn) Teepee Video

Burning a tent wood stove at the center of the Megahorn Teepee. Ran the stove pipe up and out the top hole, positioning the stove near the tents center pole. This is simple to do!

Hot Tent Stove Jack (Size and Material) Tips Video

Hot Tent Stove Jack (Size and Material) Tips Video

Want to burn a wood stove inside a tent? A shelter must have a safe way for the stove pipe exit the living area of the tent. Mostly because the stove pipe gets very hot, and without using some precautions, the tent wall fabric will melt or burn. The most common way to provide a closable and sealable hole in a tent, is called a stove jack port. This allows you to have the wood stove smoke to exit the shelter, and still not let the cold weather inside where you sleep.

Wood Burning Camp Stove in Teepee Tent Video

Wood Burning Camp Stove in Teepee Tent Video

Wood burning camp stoves are small camping stoves that use wood for fuel. These stoves are portable so you can use them for backpacking or general camping. This video demonstrates how to use these kind of stoves inside a tent. The Megahorn Teepee Tent has a removable chimney cap, so that campfire smoke can exit the hole on the top of the shelter.