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Old 01-10-2009, 03:36 PM
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Recommend a tent ?

Wanting buying a wall tent for elk hunting, any advice? for four people with a stove option. Also what stove do you recommend?
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Old 01-10-2009, 06:35 PM
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Re: Recommend a tent ?

The Cabelas wall tents are very nice. I would suggest making sure you get 5' side walls. It makes it so much nicer. I would also suggest getting the frame for it. It is worth the money. I think ours is a 12x14 with 5' walls. I think it is about 9' at the peak. We get 4 XL cots in it easily. We use a propane heater in our tent. Used to use a woodstove, but that involves cutting wood, packing chainsaw, gas, etc. We use a seperate tent to cook and eat in. That way you don't have to move things around all the time and keeps the mice out of your sleeping area. You might want one a little bigger if you are going to use it for your cook tent also. Whatever you get, I would get the 5' walls and frame.
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Old 01-11-2009, 12:53 AM
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Re: Recommend a tent ?

Check with Outfitter Warehouse. They carry Montana Canvas Wall Tents I think. Do a google search. There are Canvas tent shops in most every town in the Pacific Northwest. I get my tents from Beckel Canvas in Portland Oregon. My wood stoves are made by a sheet metal shop in Boise Idaho. The stacks all nest inside so that you can pack them on a horse. Lots of stuff out there just look around.
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Old 01-12-2009, 10:48 AM
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Re: Recommend a tent ?

Davis Tent
Montana Tent
Reliable Tent

All three are good options. I have a 12 x 16 Reliable tent that easily handles 4 hunters and gear. I use cots for sleeping in order to store gear under the cot and save space.

A word of advise all canvas tents should be set up the first time with loose roping and then made wet via rain or garden hose and they then should be allowed to dry and shrink tight around the stitching. I had set up the tent tight initially and when it rained and the tent dried and shrunk the ropes became extremely tight and the tent was put under a lot of stress. This can cause the stitching to pull the needle holes open and allow leaking.
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Old 01-13-2009, 10:23 PM
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I have had great luck with Canvas Cabins out of the Portland area. Their pole set is the best I have seen, light, but very strong. I use a 12x15 and its big enough for three people and still cook and eat. 4 people easy if you don't cook or need a table inside the tent.
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Old 01-17-2009, 10:33 PM
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Re: Recommend a tent ?

This is the one I am looking at. If any one has any in put please feel free to chime in. This is however only for me and my son but I think it says it will sleep 4 and is a 4 season tent.
10X10 Canvas Outfitters, Hunters, Guide Tent , 4 Season - eBay (item 150315392677 end time Feb-08-09 09:29:47 PST)
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Old 01-17-2009, 11:26 PM
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This is the one I am looking at. If any one has any in put please feel free to chime in. This is however only for me and my son but I think it says it will sleep 4 and is a 4 season tent.
10X10 Canvas Outfitters, Hunters, Guide Tent , 4 Season - eBay (item 150315392677 end time Feb-08-09 09:29:47 PST)
This is just my opinion from years of using wall tents in the backcountry. A 10X10 will not sleep 4 using cots. A 10X10 is good for 2 fellas and a wood stove. I personally dont care to have a floor in a wall tent just storm flaps on the sides. If you are in and out of a lot especially during bad weather the snow and mud pile up then when warm it turns to water. Just doesnt work well. I have one similar to the one your looking at in ebay with no floor. The only complaint it wont carry much snow. Other than that its a great horseback tent for two.
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