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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #345 on: October 28, 2018, 08:12:04 PM »
Anyone have any tips for camp showers?

I built this. It runs off a battery and uses an RV pump to either suck water out of a barrel or creek. Piping hot showers with 40 degree water.

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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #347 on: October 28, 2018, 09:36:03 PM »
I usually lay a tarp down for the floor, then lay carpet on top of that.  The carpet was really heavy and took up 1/2 of my toyota bed.  Anyone have any ideas for a CHEAP and light floor?  I checked the indoor/outdoor carpet from home depot but it was about $1.50 SF.  that will cost way too much for me in my 12x20 tent. Thanks.

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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #348 on: October 28, 2018, 09:49:02 PM »
Home Depot has the smaller, pre-cut indoor/outdoor carpets that I think are 5íx10í. They are the more woven fiber vs Astro turf type. They fold up small and you could use 3-4 for the whole floor, pin the edges with sod staples. Easier to clean up and all 4 would fit in a medium tote. I think they ran about $20 each iirc. I use one for in front of my trailer door and it works perfect.

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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #349 on: October 28, 2018, 10:07:21 PM »
thanks I will look for them tomorrow.

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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #350 on: October 28, 2018, 10:36:23 PM »
Whatever you do figure on a ground  cloth. A tarp works well for a ground cloth than when you tear down you just fold the muddy side in and hose it off at home.

I label my ground cloth, tent floors, and flys front and back and what tent they go too.
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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #351 on: October 28, 2018, 10:38:28 PM »
If you have a salvage store in your area sometimes they have turf they bought from schools cheap.
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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #352 on: October 28, 2018, 11:26:19 PM »
So a tarp alone would work fine as a floor?

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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #353 on: October 29, 2018, 05:36:27 AM »
Anyone have any tips for camp showers?

I built this. It runs off a battery and uses an RV pump to either suck water out of a barrel or creek. Piping hot showers with 40 degree water.

Thatís bad ass dude! Might need to figure out how to make one myself thatís what I had in mind. Thereís no showers or state parks where I go in Idaho or I would hit them up!

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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #354 on: October 29, 2018, 10:04:11 AM »
Anyone have any tips for camp showers?

I built this. It runs off a battery and uses an RV pump to either suck water out of a barrel or creek. Piping hot showers with 40 degree water.

Thatís bad ass dude! Might need to figure out how to make one myself thatís what I had in mind. Thereís no showers or state parks where I go in Idaho or I would hit them up!
You can also just put a big pot on a stove/burner, buy an RV pump and hoses.  Put a shower head on on end, put the suction part in the pot when warm and have at it.  It works really well.
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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #355 on: October 29, 2018, 02:32:33 PM »
So a tarp alone would work fine as a floor?
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Basically, Yes.
The problem with a  tarp is it will tend to bunch up when you walk on it. This could be over come with a couple throw rugs in the traffic area. I would get two standard tarps if you go that route as one will likely get dampish from the ground. A little straw under the floor is a good thing too if you have it.

Most wall tent floors you buy are just heavy tarps. They can be hard to unroll and smooth out in cold weather.

If you do tarps by about 6 inches bigger on all sides than you need. Helps seal the floor.
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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #356 on: October 29, 2018, 03:03:37 PM »
I usually lay a tarp down for the floor, then lay carpet on top of that.  The carpet was really heavy and took up 1/2 of my toyota bed.  Anyone have any ideas for a CHEAP and light floor?  I checked the indoor/outdoor carpet from home depot but it was about $1.50 SF.  that will cost way too much for me in my 12x20 tent. Thanks.

We use dryer felt for a floor in our tents and it works great.

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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #357 on: October 29, 2018, 03:29:28 PM »
Anyone have any tips for camp showers?

I built this. It runs off a battery and uses an RV pump to either suck water out of a barrel or creek. Piping hot showers with 40 degree water.

Thatís bad ass dude! Might need to figure out how to make one myself thatís what I had in mind. Thereís no showers or state parks where I go in Idaho or I would hit them up!

Go to your local feed store. They sell them as hot water heaters for bathing horses.

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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #358 on: October 29, 2018, 03:42:16 PM »
Asking this for Pathfinder101. I dont have time to look back through all 24 pages so if this has been mentioned already please forgive me.

During our Idaho hunt we hit some pretty good rain and the wall tent did not hold up. Yes, I know that we should have had a tarp over it. Anyway, is there some kind of magic tent treatment that will restore the water repellent of the canvas? some kind of spray or something? 

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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #359 on: October 29, 2018, 05:25:48 PM »
We've treated with Canvak and had good luck.

 


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