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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #750 on: August 18, 2021, 06:21:26 AM »
Seems weird that you guys clean your tents before season and not after the seasonal use and before storage.

I think the only reason to clean before would be to shrink the canvas.  I wash mine after and then hang it in the shop to dryÖ..then it goes on the shelf till the following season.   Never used detergent on my canvas tents either.   Broom off the dried debris, hose off the rest and then let dry.   Easy as that.
Pretty much same process on my end. Although, every other year or two I will set mine up in the summer months for a week or so just for the hell of it.

Iím definitely not knocking on a guy (Ghost) who takes great care and pride in his equipment.

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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #751 on: August 18, 2021, 06:54:48 AM »
i have mine stored in rolling wheel trash cans. the 16x20 is tough to manage one person and this works well to store... also a sash of mothballs to keep rodents out of the can sitting inside.
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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #752 on: September 01, 2021, 01:03:48 PM »
Going to buy a wall tent. Looking for input on which is the best. Something around 16 x20 and a lighter material than the heavy canvas. Our hunting party in on the older side . I have a good wood stove and will be hunting with snow at times. Thanks Larry

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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #753 on: September 01, 2021, 01:10:58 PM »
Going to buy a wall tent. Looking for input on which is the best. Something around 16 x20 and a lighter material than the heavy canvas. Our hunting party in on the older side . I have a good wood stove and will be hunting with snow at times. Thanks Larry

I would look into the Cabelas Bighorn and Alaknak if you are wanting lighter material
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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #754 on: September 11, 2021, 09:13:21 AM »
Going to buy a wall tent. Looking for input on which is the best. Something around 16 x20 and a lighter material than the heavy canvas. Our hunting party in on the older side . I have a good wood stove and will be hunting with snow at times. Thanks Larry
 


Montana Canvas are the heaviest but last excellent
The Wall Tent Shop has a much lighter canvas, they are good tents too, I have several
Relite is lighter than canvas (google relite tents)
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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #755 on: September 11, 2021, 02:20:11 PM »
Going to buy a wall tent. Looking for input on which is the best. Something around 16 x20 and a lighter material than the heavy canvas. Our hunting party in on the older side . I have a good wood stove and will be hunting with snow at times. Thanks Larry

I would look into the Cabelas Bighorn and Alaknak if you are wanting lighter material
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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #756 on: September 15, 2021, 11:15:35 AM »
Does anyone have any knowledge of the Artic oven tent ? Sure are spendy

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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #757 on: September 15, 2021, 05:54:56 PM »
Going to buy a wall tent. Looking for input on which is the best. Something around 16 x20 and a lighter material than the heavy canvas. Our hunting party in on the older side . I have a good wood stove and will be hunting with snow at times. Thanks Larry

I would look into the Cabelas Bighorn and Alaknak if you are wanting lighter material

I canít find alaknak tents new anymore

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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #758 on: September 15, 2021, 08:36:02 PM »
Going to buy a wall tent. Looking for input on which is the best. Something around 16 x20 and a lighter material than the heavy canvas. Our hunting party in on the older side . I have a good wood stove and will be hunting with snow at times. Thanks Larry

I would not buy a large tent. If I needed that much room I would buy two small tents. Hunting camp populations go up and down with two smaller tents you have more flexibility.
If you got one big tent and nobody wants to go. The tent stays home and thatís a shame.

I have three 10 x 12 tents. Elk camp this year four guys. Two tents up and the extra frame between them for a kitchen. The big cook shack stays on the trailer.
From there straight to deer camp 15 folks all three of my tents full and the big cook shack is up. The other nine folks bring their own.

Want to go buy yourself one 10 x12 is a palace with a wood stove.

A lot easier.

One of my tents is 10 oz with aluminum frame from Reliable Tent and Tipi. Itís my favorite.

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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #759 on: October 21, 2021, 11:47:21 AM »
Bump to the top and tagging to read through later.


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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #760 on: October 21, 2021, 12:44:35 PM »
Not knowing your age but as the years get added on the 16 x 20 will be neigh on impossible to put up by yourself, at least it was for me personally I would recommend a 12  x 16 at the biggest if there is a possibility of having to put it up alone.  Even then can be a challenge.
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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #761 on: October 21, 2021, 04:06:49 PM »
I have had a Cabela's 8 person Westwind tent, 12' x 14'x 6' 8" height, for 9 years now. It has been an outstanding tent!
You can hunt 3 people with cots, all their gear, and a 3' x 4' center table comfortably.
I have been using it solo for the last 8 years, and I even bring a coat rack. Yes I bring way too much stuff to deer camp, LOL.
It has withstood 45 - 60 MPH winds that lasted all night with no damage at all. It was not pleasant by any means while going through it, but the tent held up just fine. The best part, I can put it up by myself in about and hour.
The only drawback I have noticed, is if you have to use a propane heater (Buddy Heater), there is condensation on the inside walls like all nylon tents until it drips off. I love the vestibule. I keep all my coolers, beer, Irish whiskey, and my boots in the vestibule. Helps keep the interior a bit cleaner especially in a wet year.
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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #762 on: October 21, 2021, 04:20:55 PM »
Not exactly a wall tent but figured adding in my experience. We had a 16x20 wall tent with stove that was pretty darn awesome but like others have mentioned, does have downsides. The footprint would limit some of the places we could set it up along with it being a longer process to put up that needed multiple people. Add to that the overall bulk of all the parts would fill half the bed of your pickup plus if you only had 2 people it was overkill. We ended up moving to the Kodiak Canvas 10x14 with a pop up canopy in front of it. The tent is perfect size for 2 guys and still plenty doable for 3. Its easy to put up by yourself, waterproof and heats quickly with just a buddy heater.
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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #763 on: October 21, 2021, 04:30:17 PM »
Not exactly a wall tent but figured adding in my experience. We had a 16x20 wall tent with stove that was pretty darn awesome but like others have mentioned, does have downsides. The footprint would limit some of the places we could set it up along with it being a longer process to put up that needed multiple people. Add to that the overall bulk of all the parts would fill half the bed of your pickup plus if you only had 2 people it was overkill. We ended up moving to the Kodiak Canvas 10x14 with a pop up canopy in front of it. The tent is perfect size for 2 guys and still plenty doable for 3. Its easy to put up by yourself, waterproof and heats quickly with just a buddy heater.

I also use a pop-up 12x12 canopy with a bug net around it for my camp kitchen. Works great!
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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #764 on: November 02, 2021, 06:34:54 PM »
The bottom inch or so of my tent is wet from last nights rain. Iím headed home in the morning, but will be setting my tent back up on Monday. Am I ok to leave it rolled up until Monday?

 


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