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The ones we used were the 8oz but you can use what ever it does not have to be exact and the way we water proofed it was by lighting a fire with pitch wood and closing the flaps so the smoke would get into the canvas...more like water resistant than water proof but you can use commercial water proofing or even make your own with bees wax,paraffin and turpentine you can find a recipe online very easily
a way to to water proof the cover is 16oz of bees wax 8oz of boiled Lin seedoil,8oz of turpentine
they are trying things out you need to let experiance teach and not attack because you can
water is not a big thing here in south Dakota also the opening can be adjusted for the weather. The pole setting is based on the plains Indians preferred method...also There are many ways to put up a teepee (tipi) on the internet so look around... the main thing I wanted to show in this Instructable was how we made the cover
Make your own Teepee
The survival slingshot
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