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Tent suggestions
« on: January 04, 2020, 11:03:32 AM »
We hunt spring bear and itís fine for a better tent. We have camp trailers and a inclosed trailer for different occasions.
But our spring bear early hunt this year will require a better tent
Roomy
Waterproof
Stand up heighth
Donít want to spend all night setting it up

Any suggestions??

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Re: Tent suggestions
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2020, 11:06:18 AM »
Kodiak canvas
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Re: Tent suggestions
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2020, 11:31:55 AM »
Kodiak canvas
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I can set mine up in 15 mins solo. Makes a great turkey camp

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Re: Tent suggestions
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2020, 12:29:17 PM »
I don't have one yet but I've been looking at a tipi tent from Seek Outside. Said to be quick and easy to set up, even with only one person, and they're made with a stove jack so you can use a wood stove. And, made in the USA.

https://seekoutside.com/8-person-tipi-pre

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Re: Tent suggestions
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2020, 12:40:19 PM »
 :yeah:

or a variant, but I want a backpackable hot tent
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Re: Tent suggestions
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2020, 08:01:11 AM »
Kodiak canvas

I like it
You have one? How are they to set up?

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Re: Tent suggestions
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2020, 08:18:13 AM »
Kodiak canvas

I like it
You have one? How are they to set up?


I love the tent. Stupid easy to put up in under 10 minutes solo.
Not sure if my photo will show since photobucket turned lame but there is lots to read in this thread.
https://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php/topic,172708.msg2282754.html#msg2282754
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Re: Tent suggestions
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2020, 10:51:43 AM »
Love my Kodiak Canvas flex bow 10x14.  Easy to set up, easy to maintain and it's easy to heat with a buddy heater tied to a 5-7 gallon propane tank. 

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Re: Tent suggestions
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2020, 01:05:31 PM »
I have had a Cabelas West Wind 8-man, 12í x 14í tent for about 8 years it has been a fantastic tent. I use a Little Buddy heater when it gets below freezing or a Vornado electric heater if hooked to power. Have had three guys with cots and gear for a week. We were snug but manageable. Two it is perfect with tons of room. The last five years I have been solo, and have excess room even with a reading chair during foul weather. The vestibule is great for keeping nasty boots out of the tent and storing coolers and extra propane tanks.
This year I had a very loud rain storm come through with 30 mph sustained winds and 50 mph gusts that lasted from 10:00pm until 6:00am. I got no sleep with how it battered the Tent, but it came through with no damage at all.
This has been one of my Best Buyís in hunting gear.
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Re: Tent suggestions
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2020, 01:50:08 PM »
Kodiak canvas

I like it
You have one? How are they to set up?


I love the tent. Stupid easy to put up in under 10 minutes solo.
Not sure if my photo will show since photobucket turned lame but there is lots to read in this thread.
https://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php/topic,172708.msg2282754.html#msg2282754
  92, your last post about your tent you indicated you may be retiring it this year, seems kind of soon for the quality of tent and all the modifications you made, I'm curious why you'd move on from it. Thanks for linking that old thread, lots of very good insight.

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Re: Tent suggestions
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2020, 02:07:26 PM »
For what you are describing.....Kodiak Canvas.

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Re: Tent suggestions
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2020, 02:13:30 PM »
Kodiak canvas

I like it
You have one? How are they to set up?


I love the tent. Stupid easy to put up in under 10 minutes solo.
Not sure if my photo will show since photobucket turned lame but there is lots to read in this thread.
https://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php/topic,172708.msg2282754.html#msg2282754
  92, your last post about your tent you indicated you may be retiring it this year, seems kind of soon for the quality of tent and all the modifications you made, I'm curious why you'd move on from it. Thanks for linking that old thread, lots of very good insight.



With a 1 year old, 3 year old and 3 dogs over 75 pounds, the wife wanted something a little bigger.
I still have the tent.  It's in fantastic shape still and no issues with it.  I did not use it this year though, which is what I figured would happen and why I mentioned retiring it from my use.  I have thought about posting it for sale a dozen times but I delete the thread thinking I better hand on to it, just in case, because I love the thing so much. 
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Re: Tent suggestions
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2020, 03:41:46 PM »
I love my alaknak. I was going to go with the kodiak canvas, but needed more room.
I can have it set up in 20-25 min, if in really getting after it. Typically it's a 30 min thing though.

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Re: Tent suggestions
« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2020, 03:56:56 PM »
I have a 15x18 wall tent and a 10x14 kodiak flex bow for anything less than 55 days.  I love the Kodiak tent for easy, quick set up.  It was especially nice for our Idaho trip when we had to move as we learned the area.  Quick easy set up and tear down.  Plenty of room for 2 people in cots.  We had 3 comfortably durring out spring bear camp but it did limit room for chairs and a small table.  Last year was my first year with mines but the quality appears to be good. 

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Re: Tent suggestions
« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2020, 04:33:57 PM »
Thanks for the explanation 92, I wouldn't sell your setup unless I was hurting for $, of course that's coming from someone with a cheap tent I bought in the mid-90's...

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Re: Tent suggestions
« Reply #15 on: January 05, 2020, 05:27:44 PM »
92xj, tried to message you but it said inbox full
If you do decide to sell tent let me know

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Re: Tent suggestions
« Reply #16 on: January 06, 2020, 11:59:18 AM »
I don't have one yet but I've been looking at a tipi tent from Seek Outside. Said to be quick and easy to set up, even with only one person, and they're made with a stove jack so you can use a wood stove. And, made in the USA.

https://seekoutside.com/8-person-tipi-pre

I have the 8 man.

8 man SO and SXL stove. 

I haven't tried it in sub zero temps.  I wish it was, but it was raining and snowing mix (mostly rain), and I hadn't worked out the stove yet. 

When it worked, it was warm and relatively dry.  I had issues with the spark arrestor screen clogging, causing poor draft and smokey tent.  When it didn't work, it was a smokey, damp mess (with two young kids).  I think I might try the Kifaru spark arrestor design, which screens can be removed as necessary without removing the pipe on a hot stove.  In retrospect, I could have likely made it work by removing the screen, but the stove was already burning.

And it is a bit large to pack, unless you were a party of three or more, to spread out the weight and bulk. 

This is nice for car or short camps, definitely stand up headroom, but a bit heavy to be packing, unless you spread the weight around.


I believe that the 6 man is also standup headroom, at least in the middle.

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Re: Tent suggestions
« Reply #17 on: January 06, 2020, 10:31:57 PM »
Take a look at the Kifaru Sawtooth. It may be something that fits the bill. Im hoping that will be my next tent.

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Re: Tent suggestions
« Reply #18 on: January 06, 2020, 10:51:31 PM »
I have a Montana canvas tipi style tent in relite material its 10'x10' and wood stove I can set it up in under 15 min with stove. Material is rated to last 25+ years

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Re: Tent suggestions
« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2020, 12:02:28 AM »
arctic oven tent
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Re: Tent suggestions
« Reply #20 on: January 07, 2020, 02:35:32 AM »
I have had a Cabelas West Wind 8-man, 12í x 14í tent for about 8 years it has been a fantastic tent. I use a Little Buddy heater when it gets below freezing or a Vornado electric heater if hooked to power. Have had three guys with cots and gear for a week. We were snug but manageable. Two it is perfect with tons of room. The last five years I have been solo, and have excess room even with a reading chair during foul weather. The vestibule is great for keeping nasty boots out of the tent and storing coolers and extra propane tanks.
This year I had a very loud rain storm come through with 30 mph sustained winds and 50 mph gusts that lasted from 10:00pm until 6:00am. I got no sleep with how it battered the Tent, but it came through with no damage at all.
This has been one of my Best Buyís in hunting gear.
west wind tent is great,love mine

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Re: Tent suggestions
« Reply #21 on: January 07, 2020, 05:53:27 AM »
92xj, tried to message you but it said inbox full
If you do decide to sell tent let me know

Got a few messages cleared out, sorry about that.
If I decide to sell I will let you know for sure.  :tup:
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Re: Tent suggestions
« Reply #22 on: January 07, 2020, 06:26:00 AM »
Alaknak is pretty hard to beat, hope I draw spring bear so I can use it!
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« Reply #23 on: January 07, 2020, 06:28:42 AM »
I have the Seek Outside 8 man with xl stove.  Its used when backpacking in damp or snowy weather when heat to dry out is needed.   Would not use for car camping.  Would not use in dry unless had kids.  Just take solo tents each is easy and flexible.  If dry donít need heat.   Condensation an issue if heat not used.  Liner works but adds weight.   
My 2 man tent can be setup in under a minute.  My tipi camp takes 30 mins  .  The big alaknak car camp takes well over an hour.

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« Reply #24 on: January 07, 2020, 06:33:46 AM »
Bought a 16x25 off someone on here a few years ago and still haven't used it, lol.  Did set it up in the yard and it took about an hour but man is it nice.  Home sweet home with tons of room when it's up, fire the stove up, pour a whiskey.....  Damn nice.
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Re: Tent suggestions
« Reply #25 on: January 07, 2020, 06:42:44 AM »
Another vote for the Kodiak canvas flexbow.
I felt like a one legged cat trying to bury a terd on a frozen pond!

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Re: Tent suggestions
« Reply #26 on: January 10, 2020, 05:53:23 PM »
Well Iím thinking about going with the kodiak.
Still lookn but seems like thatís what Iím going to want.
Heavier then I had wanted, planning a quad trip also.
But I think Iíd be happy with probably. as of now I donít use a tent enough to fell like haven a 650$ tent on shelf for 360 days, but we hope this trip turns into a spot to deer and elk hunt also so then in one season Iíd get itís moneyís worth.

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« Reply #27 on: January 10, 2020, 07:43:37 PM »
Another shout out for the Kodiak 10 x 14 had one on the UT elk hunt, temps in the single digits and kept it toasty warm with a vent free propane heater plenty of room for cots, duffle, and 8 of those plastic totes 3 under each cot and 2 used for cot side tables.

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Re: Tent suggestions
« Reply #28 on: January 10, 2020, 07:46:15 PM »
I have the Cabelas Alaskan 6 man, buddy has the 8 man. Neither of us have ever been wet in them and we've been in some good storms. I'd buy one again.

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Re: Tent suggestions
« Reply #29 on: February 08, 2020, 06:39:08 PM »
Just got the Kodiak Canvas 10x14í at expo for 500$ and free shipping.
Guess itís time for a camp out with kids in yard

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« Reply #30 on: February 08, 2020, 07:15:25 PM »
Good deal, been looking for one also. Happen to know what the 6 man 10x10 were going for ?

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« Reply #31 on: February 08, 2020, 07:37:13 PM »
It was there and set up, I didnít notice what the price was. I went knowing what I wanted so didnít do a lot of looking around. We may go back tomorrow, Iíll look

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« Reply #32 on: February 08, 2020, 10:15:21 PM »
wondering if there coming to Yakima? Might be worth checking,  Thanks

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« Reply #33 on: February 09, 2020, 10:45:23 AM »
I would take a hard look at seek outside. I dont currently have one but it is in the plans.


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Re: Tent suggestions
« Reply #34 on: February 09, 2020, 01:02:09 PM »
I have two canvas wall tents both 10x 12.

One is from Reliable tent & Tepee .
10 oz
Aluminum frame
Easy set up in 40 minutes.
Just right for two. Three without stove.

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« Reply #35 on: February 09, 2020, 01:50:29 PM »
wondering if there coming to Yakima? Might be worth checking,  Thanks


Not doing Yakima
460$ I think that tent was, he was busy and prices werenít posted

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« Reply #36 on: February 09, 2020, 11:12:49 PM »
Thanks, Ill keep looking for the right deal. I'm cheap...

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« Reply #37 on: March 05, 2020, 01:13:13 PM »
Man
I guess I should have waited

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Re: Tent suggestions
« Reply #38 on: March 05, 2020, 03:55:55 PM »
We use Kodiak Canvas and when we need more room we put another one beside it and use the additional awning kit as the go between. Use one for cooking, eating, storage, the other for sleeping and storing clothes, don't need clothes to be smelling like bacon :)  Plus lots more room for dry storage even if it's just my wife and I. When making short stays - 1-2 days and moving lots we only use 1 tent, but as easy as the Kodiak's are to set-up the extra room the second provides is nice!

 


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