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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #135 on: October 25, 2015, 04:34:22 AM »
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This was the first year using it and I made a error. I put a spark ares-tor on the pipe and soot built up on it. That is OK except it rained and the soot dripped on the tent. Think I have a stain for good. Will use a elbow next time.
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Speaking of spark arresters. I had the same problem i took my off and threw it away first time it got plugged.  I hear just run it strait and drill holes in the top 12-20in for burning and cooling the embers. But some states require a actual forest approved spark arrester.

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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #136 on: October 25, 2015, 10:14:05 AM »
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This was the first year using it and I made a error. I put a spark ares-tor on the pipe and soot built up on it. That is OK except it rained and the soot dripped on the tent. Think I have a stain for good. Will use a elbow next time.


Speaking of spark arresters. I had the same problem i took my off and threw it away first time it got plugged.  I hear just run it strait and drill holes in the top 12-20in for burning and cooling the embers. But some states require a actual forest approved spark arrest-er.
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Yeah heard that myself. I think I am just going to add a elbow to the top. I really don't worry to much about sparks, because I don't use paper or cedar which cuts down on the sparks.
Plus I camp where I can drive so usually a beat down camp spot.
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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #137 on: October 27, 2015, 09:45:30 AM »
The spark arrestor is a novel idea, but they plug up to fast and in my opinion is a danger.
I only set up my tent for elk season, I don't even waist my time on a spark arrestor.

You shouldn't have to flip your tent, if it is hanging and can get air all around it just leave it.
Stains are part of the tent, there will be more to come.

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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #138 on: October 27, 2015, 10:13:22 AM »
I would pack an extra section of pipe before I packed a spark arrestor. They suck.
Also refrain from burning small branches as that is a huge factor in ember output.

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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #139 on: October 28, 2015, 10:21:43 PM »
Anybody ever use any kind of cleaner on their tent?
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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #140 on: October 28, 2015, 10:49:04 PM »
I have used oxyclean on stains.  I usually set it up in the yard in July/August when we are getting a few good warm days and hit mine with the pressure washer but I don't use any cleaner on the entire tent, just on the occasional stain.

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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #141 on: October 28, 2015, 11:01:53 PM »
Any effect on water repelent ?

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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #142 on: October 29, 2015, 06:49:46 AM »
Not that I have noticed.  My tents were factory treated and I have never treated them with anything else. 

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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #143 on: November 28, 2015, 01:31:55 PM »
Since I could never fold my tent small enough to get it into the canvas bag it came in . I switched over to using a high quality decoy bag with carry straps and waist band for transporting the tent. At home I un pack it and lay it over a rack in my upstairs storage room after it has been dried.

Makes it easy to transport to and from camp.
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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #144 on: November 28, 2015, 01:45:02 PM »
I put 400.00 down on a Bravo Wall tent and will soon have to decide on a size.  12x15 or 15x18? I know bigger is usually better but was wondering about weight and difficultly on solo hunts. (Plus cost)  Any thoughts? Late hunts with 2-4 people. 
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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #145 on: November 28, 2015, 02:01:36 PM »
I put 400.00 down on a Bravo Wall tent and will soon have to decide on a size.  12x15 or 15x18? I know bigger is usually better but was wondering about weight and difficultly on solo hunts. (Plus cost)  Any thoughts? Late hunts with 2-4 people.

A  12x15 for one guy is a castle.

I would say look at what the realistic use is going to be. If you and maybe one other, A 12 X15 is plenty. Also are you going to cook in it? If so the tables and cook ware eat up some space.

Take your basic gear and set it up in your garage or drive way. cots, stove ect. Than measure it. Chalk out the 12 X15 .
If your plan is to be putting it up and down by yourself , 12X15 would be my limit. I went with a 10x12 just for that reason. Like being independent.
A lot depends on your age and patience level too. I am 64.
I know guys who put up bigger tents on their own.
But I wanted a set up I could run by myself for the rest of my hunting life. 

Remember the wood stove needs some dead space around it. Maybe three feet between cot and stove.
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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #146 on: November 28, 2015, 02:12:21 PM »
I ran this set up during deer. Mild temps.
10x12 two guys and gear ,three dog stove.
Cooked under tarp on left.

Very comfortable for ten days.

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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #147 on: November 28, 2015, 02:37:17 PM »
Thanks so much. Yes long term will mean me setting it up alone. I am 47 but want to use this for many years. I just got a 4 dog stove in good shape on Craigslist for 100.00  :tup:  most times will be 2-3 guys the smaller tent would allow for a nice floor tarp or snow slide. 
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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #148 on: November 28, 2015, 02:39:41 PM »
Here's the setup for my boys and I when all three of us go replace one of the cots with a bunkbed cot setup.  To give u an idea of room vs. stuff hope it helps its a 12x14 davis.
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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #149 on: November 28, 2015, 10:24:58 PM »
Yeah that helps... Looks like it is perfect for 2, or 3 with bunk beds.  Looks like getting 4 would be tight if you needed a stove.
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