Best Prices / Recommendations for Wall Tent

bz_711

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Looking for any help finding best prices and/or recommendations for Wall Tents (or other tents that allow for wood stove).

For now - I would only use it 1 week/year for an Elk Camp...I've only stayed in one once, but like the idea of wood stove for good heat and drying ability on gear.

I'm just a flatlander from IL looking for some guidance...any info appreciated!

Really like this forum!
 

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I love my Davis 12x14 and would do business with them again. http://www.davistent.com/

With that said, I have also been considering a large tipi with a large stove. Wall tents are tough and proven, but heavy and time consuming to setup especially if you are not using a frame. This is where I think a TiGoat, Seek Outside, or Kifaru tipi would be easier. Kifaru has been the leader for large tipis. Seek Outside just released a 12 man tipi that can also be pitched in a 8 man configuration if the space is tight.

Do some searches as there are a lot of posts regarding shelters.
 
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muleman,

Check out the Reliable Teton. It is kind of a hybrid teepee/wall tent design. I really like mine. Weight is reasonable for horsepacking. You can also cut out the floor to save weight.
 
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How much does "flame retardent" help if using a stove or hot embers contacting tent? (worth the extra costs?)
 

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muleman,

Check out the Reliable Teton. It is kind of a hybrid teepee/wall tent design. I really like mine. Weight is reasonable for horsepacking. You can also cut out the floor to save weight.
Can you pitch the Teton without the frame? Like where you use a log ridge pole lashed to log A-Frames.
 

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Can you pitch the Teton without the frame? Like where you use a log ridge pole lashed to log A-Frames.
You might be able to, but the frame consists of the two interior poles, and four corner walls poles (as opposed to a traditional frame), so I haven't ever tried it without the poles.

I have the standard canvas, not fire treated. No problems, except some mildew when the Teton wasn't quite dry one time when I packed it up. Woops.
 

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How many people will be in this tent, another option is to go the with a Kifaru Tipi. If it is just you and another probably be cheaper this way and then you can also backpack your camp in. If it is for 6 people the wall tent will probably be cheaper. I'm thinking a 4 man tipi and a wall tent probably are around the same price if you go with a good brand wall tent.
 

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I hunt out of a wall tent my hunting partner and I bought together. We have a ridge pole made from heavy wall steam pipe with a support at each end and support the walls with cut to fit 2x2's. We bought a heavy tarp to put over it with a chimney cut out. Over time the waterproofing wears out and we like the extra coverage when it snows if we are out late season. Our stove is a kit made out of a 35 gallon drum. We have used it for 10+ years. Hopefully next year I am stepping up to a camper :)
 

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I hunt out of a wall tent my hunting partner and I bought together. We have a ridge pole made from heavy wall steam pipe with a support at each end and support the walls with cut to fit 2x2's. We bought a heavy tarp to put over it with a chimney cut out. Over time the waterproofing wears out and we like the extra coverage when it snows if we are out late season. Our stove is a kit made out of a 35 gallon drum. We have used it for 10+ years. Hopefully next year I am stepping up to a camper :)
+1 on davis tent company.
What kit did you use for the stove??? Got any pics. I'd like a cheap stove and that may fit the bill.
 

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I've had good luck with my Montana Canvas 8x10x5 with relite walls and canvas roof. The relite is much lighter, durable and dries out much faster than canvas. I believe you can buy through Cabelas as well. For a stove I purchased it through Moscow wall tent shop [email protected] the two dog model. There are many quality stoves they offer that are reasonably priced, but i know cabelas often has stoves on sale or in their bargain cave. For the pole set up i went with KWIK Kamp and just bought conduit to go with the tent joints. Nothing like a wall tent in the falls for sure!
 
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Thanks for the info guys!

If you'd purchase a wall tent without stove hole, is it very hard to cut/install a stove pipe hole into a tent and fly cover?
Any major do's/don'ts when buying a camp stove?
 

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I'd reccomend Davis Tent - great stuff, good prices and very good customer service. I would avoid Denver/Colorado Tent - I have not had very good luck with them or their repairs and their prices seem to be much higher. Just my 2 cents...
 

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+1 on davis tent company.
What kit did you use for the stove??? Got any pics. I'd like a cheap stove and that may fit the bill.
My dad built it probably 25+ years ago. I know he bought the kit in the Seattle area but I don't know where. I will try to remember to look at it and see if there is a name stamped on it somewhere the next time I'm home.
 
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