Wondering what you are useing for a tent, Im thinking about a Reliable Teton Tent 10x10 anyone have one how is it?
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Wed, 2010-04-07 17:34
Wed, 2010-04-07 18:45#1
i use a canvas wall tent 8' by 10', my dad got it when he was my age and i use it today, a quality wall tent will last for years. im curently looking for a new larger one. the one i have is pushin 30 years of use, and the canvas is thining and whearing in the corners. but when its 15 below out side and you get the wood stove going inside itill keep you nice and warm all night. just stay away from the non treated ones.
Wed, 2010-04-07 20:34#2
Bottom line boys, Davis Tents in Denver. Not only the best tents but the best service. I have a 16 by 24 with 5 foot walls and was in need of another tent for more room and a cook shack. They had their annual March blowout sale and I ended up with a great deal on a 24 by 20 with 7 foot walls. The new happy Hilton. Give Roy or Rick a call.
Wed, 2010-04-07 20:38#3
Take a look at http://www.capitalcanvas.ca
A guy i know from Hunting Canada And Beyond (Jason) uses them. JUST ONE MORE TO LOOK AT
Thu, 2010-04-08 04:56#4
Alaknak as base tent. winsel as cook tent.
cabelas crapper tent.
and 4 season 3/man for the back country.
The rest of the guys have their own tents. heheheheeh
a tarp leantoo is a must.
and cotts and carpet runners.
BleuBIjou sounds like the right makeup of a great camp.
two days to set upo camp and about 6 trips in on horse pulling a train of 6 packers
my back camp was known as the back camp in the west elk wilderness fo rabout 5 years,
camped just below Porcupine, if you venture back that far you will still find my makings nested in the pines
by makings i mean my loge poles for building me tent frame
there all bundled up standing verticaly against some large spruce,
the area has never been timbered and there are some six and 8 ft trees in a cluster
cool camp site.
Thu, 2010-04-08 06:51#5
Depends on how many guys you've got and whether you're backcountry or truck camping. This was our truck camp set up last year with 6 guys, two horses and two dogs: a small canvas circus tent for a cook tent, complete with fringed awning , and a 1930s era GP Small Army tent for sleeping. I think we're gonna replace that one this year.
Notice, nobody else in sight on the night before a 1st rifle opener.
Thu, 2010-04-08 12:47#6
Two guys with cots maybe three if so we will be sleeping on mats the teton tent is 42 pounds complete im told and has the poles included for 350.00 bucks I thought that was good compared to the other canvas tents
Thu, 2010-04-08 18:18#7
Elkmaster, We probably know some of the same Rednecks. The old Tenderfoot Outfitters ? Steve and Paul Pike? They hunted the West Elks for years!
Fri, 2010-04-09 05:48#8
hay i'm not one of those sociable creatures,
probably could put a face to them,if i saw them.
like most dumped the trucks and trailers off just south of the old davenport ranch at the trail head and went back in.
if by chanch i crossed a path of some one else i'd say howdy, hit them with the general hunting garb and keep on hoofing
did run into a ranger back a peice one trip,
asked him where his side arm was.
he looked down and was shocked to see it wasn't there.
I reached back into my bag and pulled it out and said i found it back by the coal creek canyon just laying in hte trail.
Handed it to him, he allmost broke down in tears.
first year in i lost my horses (all of them) the first day in, and at that time i was only back 5 miles on stevens point.
i could not hunt untel i found them. it was the last day of the season for first rifle and i had given up on finding then pick up all
we could cary on our backs on homemade packs, it took 11 hours to walk out.
back at base camp at the trucks we heard rummer some one had seen our steeds heading s-e down in the hollow
and they new there was a group of guys back there.
this was like at 7:00pm
we walked over to there truck camp and sure enough 2 of the guys had got there elk early and had come in .
they said the heard of horses had come into their camp and as far as they knew were still hanging there.
we sat down with them drank a couple cold ones.
they said that the next morning they were riding in to help break camp and we could ride in with them on a couple extra horses.
so 2 of us went in with them.
there sat our criders fat and happy.
lead them back to our old setup and picked the rest of our gear snd saddles
I hunte that area for the next 4 years
and always went all the way to the back.
its about 11to 13 miles in