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Old 09-14-2011, 05:02 PM
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Wall Tent

I'm using a wall tent this year for the first time. It'll include a stove, aluminum frame poles, cots, and the rest of my camping/hunting gear. I'll be using my Dad's F-150 to transport all of this gear from colorado to wyoming to colorado and home for an antelop and an elk hunt (2 weeks of fun).

My question is, how do you or anyone efficiently pack you wall tent? I'm kind of an organized person and was thinking getting some bigger plastic totes. Anyone have a slick method?

Gerry
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Old 09-14-2011, 08:46 PM
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Re: Wall Tent

My tent came with a canvas bag. A large duffle bag would work just as good. Just remember when you get home to set it up in a dry place if it is wet from rain or snow. Tom
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Old 09-15-2011, 09:06 AM
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Re: Wall Tent

Same here, tent comes in big canvas bag (Montana Canvas), pole bag is some kind of hybrid looking stuff, stronger than hell though... to get from truck to camp which is anywhere from 3-10 miles, we pull trailers (that we make) behind our 4-wheelers, the are exactly as wide as our wheelers, 'bout 8' long IIRC, 36x60 bed size w/ 20" side walls & operating tailgate. Super slick way to transport equipment, of course we don't exactly "rough it" either
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Old 09-15-2011, 09:36 PM
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Re: Wall Tent

My super heavy boat duck canvas walltent just, & I mean just fits in a big rubbermaid tote. Usually we use our "hunting boxes". A simple 3'x3'-6"x4' plywood & 2x2 box with hinges & handles. These hold a 12'x14' walltent, & all the frame pieces as well as plastic & outdoor carpet for the floor. The frame poles just get bundled.

We can fit 2 tents, frames etc included, 1 stove & chimney pipes, food & water for 12 days, & all our gear in a long box pickup & still have room for meat coolers, & trophys for the way home.

My dad & I both have walltents. So we always get stuck "housing" our hunting buddies. Dad just got an Oil Drip stove 3-4 yrs ago. That thing is SLICK!!! Fill er up with diesel or karosene & adjust the drip, & you've got a consistant 65degree tent vs my stove that won't damper down so it cooks you out then you freeze to death when the fire dies at -6 degrees outside.....
Might wanna consider one if your not packing in on a horse.
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Old 09-16-2011, 07:56 AM
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Re: Wall Tent

What brand is your fathers stove? What attachment did you have to get to use the drip?
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Old 09-16-2011, 10:07 AM
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Re: Wall Tent

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My super heavy boat duck canvas walltent just, & I my stove that won't damper down so it cooks you out then you freeze to death when the fire dies at -6 degrees outside.....
Might wanna consider one if your not packing in on a horse.
WM, you made me laugh. I usually end up half froze, and half well done, and missing my eyebrows with a standard wood stove. I haven't seen the drip stove, sounds pretty slick.

GSH, I know a guy who is the super organized type. He rigged his canvas up with X-mas lights on the inside. He also has a genny, but it works out pretty slick without lanterns. In Az on our early elk hunts, we usually don't need any heat, so the x-mas lights work well.
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Old 09-20-2011, 03:17 AM
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Re: Wall Tent

Used to store ours in a large hockey equipment bag, fairly cheap and worked great when we needed it. Have since built a cabin right in prime swamp donkey territory so the wall tent got retired. Must be getting old or something cause I kind of miss those days and catch myself reminiscing. Oh wait I just remembered how much it sucked to wake up at 20 below with the stove out and the snow blowing, nope, don't miss it all anymore
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