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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #420 on: December 02, 2018, 05:54:33 PM »
Never bleach
Use vinegar and water and a lemon squeezed in
Works wonders
Use sprayer


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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #421 on: December 02, 2018, 05:56:37 PM »
I also cleaned my entire tent that way.
Once done we coated entire tent with Thompsons water seal with sprayer.  Let dry and pack up

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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #422 on: December 02, 2018, 06:08:17 PM »
What do you guys do for drying out your tent after use?  I have a few spots where it looks like mold is starting.  Are their any treatments for mold?  I do not have a heated shop and dry my tent out in my basement.
This is why I sold my canvas tent and got the alaknak!  I put my canvas away dry as a bone, but stored it on my garage floor, molded up like crazy!  Spent 12 hours scrubbing with a bleach solution.  If I have to put my alaknak away wet, no problem! 
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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #423 on: December 02, 2018, 08:11:19 PM »
I hang mine in the Arctic of my garage.
With a small heater going for a month.

Than I put it in a food 50 gal drum.

When the weather turns nice again I will set it up and hose it off, scrub any spots and dry on the frame roll up and back in drum. I also use this time to check for any problems.

Several of the tent companies have cleaners for canvas.
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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #424 on: December 03, 2018, 04:41:18 PM »
i will look for cleaners. i was planning on letting it dry out in my basement for about a week.  Thanks for the advice.

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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #425 on: December 04, 2018, 04:10:19 AM »
i have a wall tent if anyone is looking into getting one, i want to try the alaknak style, so might as well sell my tent to start saving for an alaknak. it measues 9x11, i think when you tighten the fram up its a 10x12, no floor  3 foot walls, metal frame, not perfect but for soeone starting out or wants to try the wall tent style hit me up  no stove jack either

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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #426 on: December 04, 2018, 12:00:40 PM »
Why bother waterproofing a tent if your just gonna set it up in the garage?

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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #427 on: May 25, 2019, 07:34:30 PM »
Time to get this warmed up again. Had my #1 tent out for turkey hunting. Missed being in it. We left the wood stove home because the forecast was for 52-80.
So we took the Big Buddy. Rained last three days andI missed the drying powers of the wood stove. Won’t do that again.

Was able to set it up on a nice day when we got home to clean it up and hose it down. Nice and dry. 140 days logged in the wall tents now.

Good time to get them out and work on them some.
Re- color coded my frame poles with colored tape.
Got some kayak fishing trips with the wall tents planned for this year , than hunting.

Come on fire up those canvas tent tips.

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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #428 on: May 25, 2019, 07:51:15 PM »
Fired up my new Q pellet stove I got at the sportsman show and cured the paint. Hoping it keeps the tent warm this year. Taking the trusted cylinder stove just in case.
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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #429 on: May 25, 2019, 07:52:34 PM »
I've never considered days logged in the wall tent before. First one was when I was 15, and it's been 10+ days a year since then. Some years significantly more than that. That was 20 years ago. 200+ days for sure.
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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #430 on: May 25, 2019, 08:03:16 PM »
I've never considered days logged in the wall tent before. First one was when I was 15, and it's been 10+ days a year since then. Some years significantly more than that. That was 20 years ago. 200+ days for sure.

Fine living right there.

I keep a log / guest book in each tent box. We write in it each trip. Where we were, how many days,any special happening or things we wish we had in the tent.

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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #431 on: May 25, 2019, 08:04:05 PM »
Fired up my new Q pellet stove I got at the sportsman show and cured the paint. Hoping it keeps the tent warm this year. Taking the trusted cylinder stove just in case.

Got any pics of it?

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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #432 on: May 25, 2019, 08:13:05 PM »
Fired up my new Q pellet stove I got at the sportsman show and cured the paint. Hoping it keeps the tent warm this year. Taking the trusted cylinder stove just in case.

Got any pics of it?
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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #433 on: May 25, 2019, 08:17:36 PM »
I've never considered days logged in the wall tent before. First one was when I was 15, and it's been 10+ days a year since then. Some years significantly more than that. That was 20 years ago. 200+ days for sure.

Fine living right there.

I keep a log / guest book in each tent box. We write in it each trip. Where we were, how many days,any special happening or things we wish we had in the tent.

That's a great idea.
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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #434 on: May 25, 2019, 08:30:56 PM »
Fired up my new Q pellet stove I got at the sportsman show and cured the paint. Hoping it keeps the tent warm this year. Taking the trusted cylinder stove just in case.

Got any pics of it?

Real curious how this works out...I almost pulled the trigger on this at the show
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