I had always wanted my own Teepee after watching "Dances with Wolves" ! They look so comfortable and are easily moved! Well I have quite a few dead cedar trees around my Log Home, so I decided to cut them down and make a Teepee of my own! Here is how I did it!
Step 1: Here is what you need!
To start off you need a decent chain saw, I really like Huskys or Husquevarnas : 12" to 16 " bar chain saws. They are dependable, easy to use, and cut really well! A chain sharpening tool, chain tightening tool, safety glasses, hard hat, gloves, gas & oil mix, chain bar oil, rag, some ropes, stakes, mallet, 2-3 plastic wedges, optional earplugs, (I don't like them, I want to hear stuff crashing from nearby, down on me), been there- done that ! I also like, but don't own those Kevlar chain stopping chaps or pants, face shield & ear muff- combo hard hat. They are nice, but I find them too restrictive to what is going on around me! Oh, yes, some cedar trees! Preferably dead, green cedar trees are too heavy and nice to cut down! Unless you have hundreds to chose from, I barely got 12 dead ones around my home!
**** This item is a must have : Kevlar Chaps, are excellent and have greatly reduced the leg injuries from chain saws! They are worth their weight in gold. Thousands of people suffer leg injuries each year just by a simple touch of a chainsaws spinning chain! Get these and avoid injury. They work by jamming the saw and stalling the motor in fractions of a second! ******* WARNING: A chain saw is the most dangerous tool you can own! It can kick back in your face in a fraction of a second, it can get away from you too, it can cut through most materials, except steel of course! See the great safety chainsaw video on you tube! It will open your eyes! See the guy with the big scar from a chain saw accident, very scary!