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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #285 on: September 29, 2017, 01:45:46 PM »
Don't own a walltent yet but here's an idea we use in one of our pop up blind locations. Cut out the bottom of a 5 gallon paint bucket. Pick a corner where you can fold back the floor. Dig the bucket into ground so just even with ground level. Place lid over bucket fold floor over top. You now have a boys and girls #1 Place to go at night. Absolutely no #2's in the tent!
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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #286 on: September 29, 2017, 07:18:05 PM »
Well while the wife was away , I got tent # 1 up today.

I used those two sticks with hoops above.

The idea was ,that setting up by myself ,it was awkward to lift the frame and hold a leg to shove in a angle at the same time.

I slid the two hoops on the frame between the 1&2 legs,and the 3&4 legs than lifted the frame with both hands.
The sticks rotated down as I lifted creating to teporary legs. Than it was easy to walk a long and install the legs.
When all legs were installed the sticks were a inch off the ground and easy to remove.

The smaller hoop worked better than the larger ,so I am going to change the large one for a small one.

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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #287 on: September 29, 2017, 07:22:16 PM »
I like it :tup:


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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #288 on: April 14, 2018, 12:59:52 PM »
Since I'm looking at getting a wall tent, figured I would bump this up again.  A lot of good info in here.  I may have missed this in here already, but is it worth getting an aluminum frame over a steal frame?  I won't be packing this tent in, just unloading it from the truck and setting it up so weight isn't that much of a deal.  Didn't know if steel would be better if I'm going to be hanging a bunch of additional things from the frame.
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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #289 on: April 14, 2018, 07:22:03 PM »
Glad to see this thread again!  I bought two of those PTM tarps.  Now we can have a big overhang, or set up an entire cook shack.

As to pole material; either aluminum or steel poles works fine, I've had both. 

We now use a military surplus SHA stove. 
It can burn wood, coal, three different grades of jet fuel, kerosine, or just plain diesel.  It burns about 5 gallons per week if it's cold.  Kind of nice reaching over and turning a knob up or down, to adjust the temperature of the tent.  Every season, camp gets a little better!
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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #290 on: April 14, 2018, 09:17:24 PM »
I have a 12 x18 wall tent and use 48 inch bungees as tie downs.  Work great and provide plenty of stretch in windy conditions plus are extremely fast to attatch and store.

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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #291 on: April 20, 2018, 07:33:42 AM »
Glad to see this thread again!  I bought two of those PTM tarps.  Now we can have a big overhang, or set up an entire cook shack.

As to pole material; either aluminum or steel poles works fine, I've had both. 

We now use a military surplus SHA stove. 
It can burn wood, coal, three different grades of jet fuel, kerosine, or just plain diesel.  It burns about 5 gallons per week if it's cold.  Kind of nice reaching over and turning a knob up or down, to adjust the temperature of the tent.  Every season, camp gets a little better!

How big of a tent are you heating with one and do you ever have a problem with smell on your clothes?  I've been curios about one of these for a while now.
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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #292 on: April 23, 2018, 03:40:29 PM »
A electric leaf blower works real good at getting that last little bit of ash out of your wood stove when you get home.  :tup:
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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #293 on: May 15, 2018, 11:09:10 PM »
Question

Has anyone Sprayed there wall tent with Thompson's water seal?
 
If so.  What are the pro's and con's?  Was is stiff? etc  Did it seal good?

Someone mentioned it a while ago and I was considering trying this out.

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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #294 on: June 10, 2018, 01:11:30 PM »
Anyone have any pictures of stove side boot dryers they made?   We're hunting 3rd season Colorado this year with 5 of us and I'm trying to put something together.

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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #295 on: July 04, 2018, 09:51:05 PM »
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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #296 on: July 06, 2018, 10:45:39 PM »
Surprised to find this online. But remember a member here making the same claim.

I think his spark arrestor issues are common to anyone who has used one.

And I think the slack on the frame could be solved, but that wouldn’t bother me.

I have a 10 x 12 I bought used from a buddy and I like it fine.

Any how food for thought if you are looking for a tent.

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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #297 on: July 25, 2018, 09:25:02 PM »
Bought a couple of these food grade barrels to store my tents in.
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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #298 on: July 28, 2018, 08:37:54 AM »
Good idea  :tup: I may have to do this, mines just in the corner of my garage and always worried about mice or rats or somthing chewing on it
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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #299 on: July 30, 2018, 07:22:32 PM »
I was thinking today about summer camping. In the wall tent. I have some Battery fans I run during hot months.

But I Was  wondering if leaving the stove jack open and putting some bug screen over it to keep bugs out would aid in cooling? Since heat rises.

Anyone done anything like that?
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