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Offline Berin Denson

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Re: Heavy duty tents???
« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2023, 09:09:07 AM »
There is a lot of wisdom here....

I have said this before.

You are better off buying two smaller tents than one big one. Because sooner or later itís going to be you or another person, and you struggle to put up a large tent.

Get two 10 x 12 hook them together or tarp between them. Than you have the option to go small or larger.

Site options are increased because set up options are increased. :tup:

This guy is spot on. Two small tents are much easier to handle than two.  There are quite a few folks around that can install a zipper so you can roll the center of your two tents up to make it feel like one. 
I am also another advocate for the Montana Canvas tents.  Our family has been running the same tents for almost 30 years and they have been through some fairly extreme conditions.  Pulling a tarp over the top of your tent absolutely helps maintain your heat in the tent and dry your great out much quicker.  Can it be loud when the wind blows, sure; however, after a long day of hunting, we typically sleep sound in the tent, regardless of the tarp noise.

If you have the equipment, cut your own frame.  I would not spend money on any manufacturer tent frame if I could avoid it.  IMO, they are significantly overpriced.

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Re: Heavy duty tents???
« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2023, 09:14:12 AM »
I need to add, we have also diverted our stove Jack to run out the sides of the tent, rather than out the top.  This has saved our tarps and tents from embers that would normally fall back down on top of them.  With the price of tarps anymore, I have no interest in replacing them YOY.

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Re: Heavy duty tents???
« Reply #17 on: June 09, 2023, 10:40:12 AM »
I need to add, we have also diverted our stove Jack to run out the sides of the tent, rather than out the top.  This has saved our tarps and tents from embers that would normally fall back down on top of them.  With the price of tarps anymore, I have no interest in replacing them YOY.

We had a through the wall set up once. That pipe out the wall has to be supported some how. And that was a pain for us so we changed it.
As far as embers on the roof that can be eliminated for the most part by making two rules.

No paper in the stove.
No kindling.

Use store bought dural flame fire starts or logs. Chop the logs up for smaller pieces or cut on your chop saw before leaving home.
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Re: Heavy duty tents???
« Reply #18 on: June 09, 2023, 03:42:09 PM »
Another vote for Kodiak canvas, a heater buddy can warm it up at around 20 degrees and we had a stove Jack sewed in for any winter camping

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Re: Heavy duty tents???
« Reply #19 on: June 11, 2023, 03:06:38 PM »
Lots of good advice in here.  family and i have a davis and it is awesome, but some work to set up. 

also, their customer service is great!

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Re: Heavy duty tents???
« Reply #20 on: June 12, 2023, 08:19:09 AM »
Just got a kodiak flexbow and it is awesome.  I needed something easy to set up and would be good for shorter solo trips as well as family camping.  I also have an alaknak that I love but its too much for short trips.  I think in hindsight 2 kodiaks might have been ideal over a 12x20 alaknak but nothing really compares to a nice wood stove in November


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Re: Heavy duty tents???
« Reply #21 on: June 12, 2023, 08:23:57 AM »
Just got a kodiak flexbow and it is awesome.  I needed something easy to set up and would be good for shorter solo trips as well as family camping.  I also have an alaknak that I love but its too much for short trips.  I think in hindsight 2 kodiaks might have been ideal over a 12x20 alaknak but nothing really compares to a nice wood stove in November


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You have the best of both worlds!!  I did something very similar with the Kodiak and Bravo Wall tent.  Short thrips...Kodiak, it is so easy to set up and tear down.  Longer trips...Bravo, it is down right amazing, just more time and effort to set up and tear down.   :tup: :tup:

 


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