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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #555 on: October 30, 2019, 11:40:48 AM »
Both my tents came with quality stakes.
I bought my 2nd tent from a buddy and he had 24 real heavy stakes 16 inches long ,double tops and 3/4 rebar like.

I only take two or three with me because they are so heavy.
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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #556 on: October 30, 2019, 11:50:35 AM »
I know I will forget by next year but your peppermint cotton ball trick sounds neat as can be.

Try it on your steelhead egg clusters too.

If all else fails and your mattress goes flat you can sleep on the cotton balls.

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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #557 on: October 30, 2019, 12:05:49 PM »
For several years I had rodent problems with them getting into my vehicles and destroying the wiring. Not cheap to replace wiring harnesses. I did some research and found out about peppermint oil. The last three years since using peppermint oil we have not suffered any rodent damage during the winters.

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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #558 on: October 30, 2019, 08:13:07 PM »
I know I will forget by next year but your peppermint cotton ball trick sounds neat as can be.

Try it on your steelhead egg clusters too.

If all else fails and your mattress goes flat you can sleep on the cotton balls.

Not so much on the cotton balls / peppermint oil. Had a good run of mouse activity this year. They even crapped on the cotton balls and were making a nest in the woodpile with them.

Put out the traps and broke their little necks....old school always works.

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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #559 on: November 06, 2019, 07:36:59 PM »
What’s everyone do setting up in snow. 12 inches or more.
Do you scape down to bare ground  or stomp it down.?
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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #560 on: November 06, 2019, 11:44:51 PM »
i always try to shovel most of it out

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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #561 on: November 07, 2019, 06:31:10 AM »
i always try to shovel most of it out

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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #562 on: November 07, 2019, 06:49:03 AM »
Shovel it down the best I can. 
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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #563 on: November 28, 2019, 04:11:12 PM »
What do ya'll use as tent stakes?  Do you have different stakes for soft ground and hard ground?

We made our own stakes, I bought the longest spikes (big nails) that I could find and we welded large washers 1.5 inches from the nail head, that way when you drive the stake in tight to the ground and it freezes or ices up you can still get a hold of the nail head real easy with a hammer to pull it out. These have worked great for us, we made them nearly 20 years ago after getting frustrated with the ones we bought that didn't work well or bent all the time. I have several 5 gallon buckets of them, we use them every year.
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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #564 on: November 28, 2019, 04:13:05 PM »
What’s everyone do setting up in snow. 12 inches or more.
Do you scape down to bare ground  or stomp it down.?

Shovel it or you will have slush when the tent starts warming up.
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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #565 on: November 28, 2019, 05:08:59 PM »
we camp at the same spot every year, im thinking about taking a floor with me,  cutting 4 logs as close to the same size as i can and then laying them like floor joists.  then screwing plywood to the logs. if i make this the correct size, my tent should drape right over the side of the elevated floor and i dont have to worry about any rain or snow coming under the wall onto my current "tarp floor". the plywood would be easy to load/trasnport. put them on the bed of the truck or trailer and stack my other gear on top.  anyone ever try a wooden floor?

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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #566 on: November 28, 2019, 06:14:59 PM »
wouldn't it be a yurt then?


 


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