Lavvu tent

New Lavvu tent - Bushcraft

Trying out the Lavvu Tent. I've seen lots of reviews, so I thought I would try it myself. I love the traditional look of it. Ideal for bushcraft wild camping...

New Lavvu tent - Bushcraft
Rating: 5.00/5 [Total raters: 31]

Bushcraft Kit - Review of the Polish Army Lavvu Tent

Here is a review of the Polish Army Lavvu Tent bought from www.militarymart.co.uk for £17.99 The tent is actually 2 Polish Army Poncho's buttoned together to...

Bushcraft Kit - Review of the Polish Army Lavvu Tent
Rating: 4.93/5 [Total raters: 112]

Polish Lavvu Mods

Some modifications I have made to my Lavvu.

Polish Lavvu Mods
Rating: 4.91/5 [Total raters: 46]

Lavvu tent wildcamp part 1

Lavvu tent wildcamp part 1
Rating: 5.00/5 [Total raters: 1]

Testing Out my Polish Army Lavvu Tent ( Day One )

My plan was to do a little bit of wild camping whilst at the same time shooting some night time photography. However, as you can see in the video then I did ...

Testing Out my Polish Army Lavvu Tent Day One

Polish Lavvu and Tarp tents

Polish Lavvu and Tarp tents
Rating: 4.91/5 [Total raters: 43]

Polish lavvu tent and a Czech bedroll

Just a quick check out of my new gear. Got them from http://www.militarymart.co.uk/

Polish lavvu tent and a Czech bedroll
Rating: 4.88/5 [Total raters: 67]

Lavvu tipi tarp tent

Tarptent, Lavvu tipi for less than 50 $ Bushcraftonfire, Thanks for the inspiration.

Lavvu tipi tarp tent
Rating: 5.00/5 [Total raters: 3]

Testing out my Polish Army Lavvu Tent ( Day Two: Rain )

I set up the Polish Lavvu tent up on what appeared to be a very good location, prior to the heavy rain fall coming. However, once inside the tent I realized ...

Testing out my Polish Army Lavvu Tent Day Two Rain

The Polish Tipi in a storm

I bought the Polish Lavvu tipi tent a few weeks ago and have used it several times. Although it was built in 1975 and stored for many years it remain fairly ...

The Polish Tipi in a storm
Rating: 4.90/5 [Total raters: 202]
Wikipedia about: Lavvu tent

Historical definition

There are several historical references that describe the lavvu structure (also called a kota, or a variation on this name) used by the Sami. These structures have the following in common:

1) The lavvu is supported by three or more evenly spaced forked or notched poles that form a tripod.

2) There are upwards of ten or more unsecured straight poles that are laid up against the tripod and which give form to the structure.

3) The lavvu does not need any stakes, guy-wire or ropes to provide shape or stability to the structure.

4) The shape and volume of the lavvu is determined by the size and quantity of the poles that are used for the structure.

5) There is no center pole needed to support this structure.

No historical record has come to light that describes the Sami using a single-pole structure claimed to be a lavvu, or any other Scandinavian variant name for the structure. The definition and description of this structure has been fairly consistent since the 17th century and possibly many centuries earlier.

The goahti, also used by the Sami, has a different pole configuration. While trees suitable to make lavvu poles are quite easy to find and often left at the site for later use, the four curved poles of the goahti have to be carried.

Traditional and modern lavvu

The traditional lavvu consists of two types of wooden poles: 1) three or more forked poles and; 2) several straight poles. The forked poles have a two-stem fork at the top end. These three poles…
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