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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #360 on: October 29, 2018, 02:26:58 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.

I'm glad you posted this. We've owned a couple of them and I never even thought about using it on myself. Great post.

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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #361 on: November 05, 2018, 09:11:30 AM »
I run a tarp on the ground then I have a big canvas tarp I lay on the floor of my tent...works great
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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #362 on: November 05, 2018, 11:57:02 AM »
Going with a Honda generator this year.  What is everyone using for light in their tents that uses a generator.  I was thinking these shatterproof led ones?  Thoughts?

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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #363 on: November 05, 2018, 12:06:33 PM »
Going with a Honda generator this year.  What is everyone using for light in their tents that uses a generator.  I was thinking these shatterproof led ones?  Thoughts?

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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #364 on: November 06, 2018, 01:06:54 AM »
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.

I do the same. I bought the thinner blue black stuff not the astro turf style. It was only .87 cent a foot

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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #365 on: November 06, 2018, 05:15:55 AM »
Might as well make your camping quarters as comfy as possible with the longer time spent in there.

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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #366 on: November 06, 2018, 05:31:32 AM »
We have a tarp that stretches across the back half of my tent. And then I have 3'x5' strips of carpet remnants that we put in front of each cot or between two cots depending on how many people we have that year.

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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #367 on: November 06, 2018, 05:43:12 PM »
I use old bath mats in front of my cot and doorway.
I also use an older down sleeping bag between my cot pad and my sleeping bag. Keeps the backside nice and warm all night.
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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #368 on: November 11, 2018, 06:13:47 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.

I do the same. I bought the thinner blue black stuff not the astro turf style. It was only .87 cent a foot
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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #369 on: November 11, 2018, 06:34:40 PM »
Going with a Honda generator this year.  What is everyone using for light in their tents that uses a generator.  I was thinking these shatterproof led ones?  Thoughts?

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B4XMN38/ref=twister_B07GJYSGV5?_encoding=UTF8&th=1

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Well I have a generator but didnít even run it this year at camp.

Two years ago I switched the whole camp over to battery lanterns . We were out 24 days and only put new batteries in three lanterns out of 12.
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Cook shack and tents. Used one propane lantern next to cook stove.

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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #370 on: November 11, 2018, 09:37:53 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.

This is pure genius!
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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #371 on: November 12, 2018, 10:07:07 AM »
Ghosthunter, I use a similar setup as your last pic, a Costco folding table, for the BBQ and Grill, hosed to a propane tree with a lantern on top.
One more addition, I added the battery powered LED work lights, they run 100 hrs on 4 AA batteries, at 240 Lumins. Tough little lights, they we in the bargain bin at Lowes for $4.99
No more Lanterns with 4 D size,, that last a few hours.


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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #372 on: November 12, 2018, 11:30:13 AM »
Ghosthunter, I use a similar setup as your last pic, a Costco folding table, for the BBQ and Grill, hosed to a propane tree with a lantern on top.
One more addition, I added the battery powered LED work lights, they run 100 hrs on 4 AA batteries, at 240 Lumins. Tough little lights, they we in the bargain bin at Lowes for $4.99
No more Lanterns with 4 D size,, that last a few hours.


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I will check those out.

I have had good luck with battery maintenance. D cells. Always looking for better ideas. But running a generator takes away from the hunt for me. My buddies all know it so they run theirs mid day while I am hunting. When the sun goes down I like hearing the woods .
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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #373 on: November 12, 2018, 06:19:03 PM »
I have been using it his two tube Coleman lanterns that run off four D size batteries for years. This year the lead lights with twice the light and ten times the charge off a couple of AA batteries, got to love technology, lol

Had to replace my old sunbeam BBQ after over ten years of hard use.
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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #374 on: November 12, 2018, 08:02:51 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.

This is pure genius!


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