Wall Tent

Discussion in 'How To Hunt Big Game' started by gsherman, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. gsherman

    gsherman Member

    Feb 22, 2009
    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?

  2. Bulseyetom

    Bulseyetom Well-Known Member

    Jan 8, 2009
    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
  3. Outlaw6.0

    Outlaw6.0 Well-Known Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    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 :D
  4. winmag

    winmag Well-Known Member

    Dec 23, 2009
    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.
  5. Too Tall Rosenwald

    Too Tall Rosenwald Well-Known Member

    Sep 27, 2009
    What brand is your fathers stove? What attachment did you have to get to use the drip?
  6. youngbuck

    youngbuck Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2010
    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.
  7. bman73

    bman73 Well-Known Member

    Feb 22, 2011
    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:)
  8. Weaselthis

    Weaselthis Well-Known Member

    Aug 7, 2009
    We have two, both 16x20, one for sleeping, one for a cook tent. Been using them for 10+ years and really love the roominess. I store one each in a HEAVY duty plastic trash can to keep out moisture and rats, etc. Be sure to set up the tent after the hunt an dry it out good, sweep it, patch it etc. Properly cared for, the investment should last a lifetime. Good luck with yours.
  9. RwBeV

    RwBeV Member

    Sep 9, 2011
    Years ago I was looking for something to store one of my small wall tents, I went to the local surplus store and found a large carry bag I think they called it an "A3" Bag. It worked great it was sort of square instead of round it had carry handles and it had a zipper instead of pull string. I wish they made a bigger one for my larger tents. I like that tent camping we have 4 of them now, I made them kind of cushy for my wife of course, floors, LP gas heaters so you don't have to get up in the middle of the knight, raised queen beds, fans to keep the heat even heck it almost like home.

  10. cowboy

    cowboy Well-Known Member

    Jul 14, 2007
    I"ll give you a different approach to use. We have 3 wall tents that vary from 16X20 down to 10X12. I pack and store the tents in a large burlap type tarp along with their rain flys. I fold the tent up, lay it on the burlap, manty it up and that is it. It'll go on a horse or pack in a pickup.

    In our area it is not uncommon to set up a tent in completely dry conditions to 7 days later you are tearing down in 2 ft of snow and the bottom foot of your sidewalls are nothing but ice. Fold it up, manty it in burlap, take it home, string it up to dry, fold it back up, manty it in your burlap, and hang it up from your manty rope. It's ready to go the next time.

    The problem I have with any king of bag/sack is everything works when you are in your barn/garage but when you get out in the elements things are just too tight and a one man job turns into a 2-3 man job.
  11. Loner

    Loner Well-Known Member

    Apr 14, 2010
    If anyone has a small or medium sized wall tent for sale in western Mt. I have a friend
    been looking for one for awhile. Elk season is really close?gun)
  12. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    There has been some on Craigs list. I posted a wanted ad and bought a new 12 x 17 Montana Canvas with aluminum frame. The girl that had had just won it at a Mule deer banquet. In the end we both won..:D

  13. Jake Levi

    Jake Levi Well-Known Member

    Sep 23, 2011
    I have had a PantherPrimitives.com wall tent and loved it, they also carry stoves, there is a company in Idaho, Boise I think that makes excellent tent stoves. Just google Idaho Camp Stoves.

    I have also had a Trapline.com tipi which I also loved,

    now I use Packgoats and have a Eureka popup tent from Campmor, 5'10" in the center so room to stand up while dressing, my gear etc,

    I have a very nice campsite now. 3 season camping is what I do now.
  14. Too Tall Rosenwald

    Too Tall Rosenwald Well-Known Member

    Sep 27, 2009
    So would a diesel stove be better then a kerosene one? And does anybody know of a stove that can be diesel at night, and wood during the day? Looking at alternate fuel that will last all night. Wife hates a cold get up in the morning. We would camp a lot more, if she was comfortable.