Inventory all items received using your receipt. Tent bag, ropes, and tensioners are rolled up inside canvas tent.

Frame assembly. Mark your wall tent frame parts on the last 3 inches of each frame part for ease of frame assembly. .

Lay out your complete frame on ground where each frame part and angle will go during assembly. Assembly instructions are listed under canvas tent info guide at website.

8 x 10 and 10 x 12 canvas tents have angle kits marked R for ridge and M for eaves.  Angles for larger wilderness canvas tents are all marked P.  These P angles are used both on the ridge and eaves.

Your wall tent should not be tight on your frame during tent set up. Cut your frame down if necessary. Excessive force pulling on a canvas tent weakens seams or will rip a tent. A tight zipper normally indicates your end rafters are too long. Please contact us with any concerns.

Always use a fly or a tarp to cover and protect wall tents. There are thousands of needle holes in tent roof. Occasionally, a needle hole will leak and your fly is another moisture barrier. Also, if a stove spark lands on you tent roof you can possibly have a hole in your roof. It is much easier to repair small spark holes in a fly with tape than repairing a canvas tent roof.

A fly also protects from UV rays which will eventually deteriorate canvas tents. Fly also protects from sap and dirt dripping off a tree. Removing sap with harsh chemicals or detergent will destroy tent treatments on canvas.

Put fly over your wall tent before installing frame legs during frame assembly and tent set up.

Tie your stove jack flap back with tight knots before installing legs on frame. Your stove jack will burn if it is against the stove pipe..  Every year people have canvas tent fires due to not tying the stove jack flap back properly. The stove jack flap against the hot stove pipe starts the tent on fire.

Remove your fly or extended fly during high winds. Fly's flapping in strong winds will rip out the reinforced grommets.

On each ridge end there is a grommet to use for staking out a tent in windy conditions. Your wall tent is like a large sail and your tent will fly away if not staked down properly.

Use heavy duty steel stakes for staking out canvas tent and fly. Plastic, aluminum, and thin metal stakes are of little use when camping in rocky areas. 18” rebar stakes are recommended for eave ropes and fly's.

Use your rope tensioners to adjust rope until your wall tent and fly are tight.

Leaving a wall tent set up for extended periods of time must always have a fly or tarp to prevent canvas damage.

Water, snow and ice will collect in the low area at the bottom of the roof just before the eave side poles. This low area is called an eave trough. Your tent and fly must be very tight to avoid water, snow or ice buildup in this trough. When a canvas tent has an eave trough the trough area will become deeper and deeper due to the weight of the water, snow or ice accumulation in this trough. In a worst case situation, the canvas rips or the frame bends due to the weight. Additionally, canvas saturated in water at the eave trough will rot and develop mold.

Snow loads. If you can possibly have heavy snow loads your frame will require extra rafters. A house has rafters every 2 feet and a plywood roof to withstand heavy snow loads.

Stove Fireproof mat. A stove should never be placed on top of any material that is flammable. Insure you have a nonflammable material or a fireproof mat under your stove to prevent a fire. Fireproof mat should normally be long enough to have 6 inches to the rear of the stove and 12 inches at stove door end. Occasionally, embers will fall out when opening stove door.

You must check stove spark arrestor daily. Spark arrestor can become clogged in 1 day depending on type of wood used. Clogged spark arrestor will cause smoke in your tent. In line spark arrestors are strongly recommended for ease of cleaning.

All Canvas Tents will burn regardless of treatment if there is a continuous flame source on the canvas. I recommend always having a fire extinguisher at your camp site.

Drying rack. I use a piece of conduit and tie to ridge angles.

Keeping canvas tents clean. When taking down tent, lift up walls and clean your sod cloth and sides of your canvas tent with a towel. Always fold your tent inside to inside to keep the inside of your tent clean.

Never put away a wet tent. Regardless of treatment, all canvas tents will mold and mildew if put away wet. If it is raining when you return home, I recommend putting a rope through the ridge openings and tie rope to garage end walls. Pull out sidewalls to allow for air circulation. Insure you store tent in a mouse proof container.

Questions. Please call 1 880 234 1150 if you have questions.

The Best Tents on the Market: Our Canvas Tents

Canvas tents are far superior to their nylon counterparts.  Not only do these tents last longer, but they also are more livable and allow for greater comfort whether you're using them for hunting, camping, glamping, or whatever else you do outdoors!

We have a wide range of canvas tents for sale in our online store, including some of the best glamping tent for sale online.  Here's more about our different types of tents.

Our Canvas

At Wall Tent Shop, we believe in being as upfront and honest with our customers as possible.  All canvas you purchase in the United States is made overseas -- it has been for the last 20 or 30 years.  Some companies imply that their canvas is made right here in America, but we urge you to be skeptical of any implications such as these.

While there are some aspects of the canvas-making processes are completed here in the United States (such as mildew treatments and so forth), the canvas itself is primarily produced in China, India, or Pakistan.  However, none of our products -- including our canvas -- are imported from China.

That all being said, our canvas camping tent strength is second-to-none.  Think we're just saying that?  See for yourself:

In the above video, I test the strength of our canvas, putting 200 lbs of pressure on the side of one of our Wilderness canvas wall tent, exemplifying its exceptional strength and durability.

We believe in our Wilderness canvas wall tents so much that we guarantee them.  Any problems that may occur with your tent are bound to happen within your first two years of ownership.  Our Wilderness canvas wall tents are guaranteed for two years of workmanship and material.  Now that's a deal!

 How Do I Know that the Canvas I'm Buying is High-Quality?

When you're trying to buy high-quality canvas for your military canvas tent or outfitter tents, you need to make sure that the product you're buying is up to snuff.  We have 16 videos on the different tents, stoves, and accessories we offer here at the Wall Tent Shop.

Want to know more about what you're purchasing? These videos will tell you about the products that you may be interested in and the specific accessories that you may choose to order.  We understand how difficult it can be to purchase a canvas wall tent without touching and seeing it in person.  Our goal, with these videos, is to help give you a greater understanding of the product you are purchasing and the quality of the goods we provide.

We also have a whole page dedicated to camping tent pictures sent in to us from our satisfied customers.  These images will give you a better idea of the products we offer, how you can set up your wall tent, and the size requirements you can foresee yourself having.

Our Canvas Tents

We have many canvas tents for sale online, including heavy-duty tents, military canvas tents, outfitter tents, and more.  Our canvas tents are made for any occasion or outing.  We have canvas tents with a stove or canvas hunting tents for sale online.  We generally break our tents down into small and large canvas tents.

  • Small Canvas Tents
    • Our small canvas tents with stoves are available in a size of 8' x 10'.  These small canvas tent have all the same options as our largest and are great for a one man hunt or for two-person glamping.
  • Large Canvas Tents
    • Our large canvas tents with stoves go all the way up to 16' x 24' in the Wilderness tents and an 18' x 23' available in the Montana tents, which are ideal for large hunting groups.  The Wilderness collection are white canvas tents.  When you buy Montana Canvas Tents Online, you have the option to choose from both white canvas tents and a synthetic relite tent, which is offered in tan.
  • Used Canvas Tents
    • We offer both used small and large canvas tents when they are available.  These tents don't last long and are often demo tents or lightly used canvas.  We offer only the highest quality heavy-duty tents, helping to verify the type of canvas and treatment.

We have many canvas tent for sale on our website.  Choosing the correct one for you can be confusing -- that's why we offer a guide outlining the differences between each type, so you can better understand which wall tent is right for you.

If you're having difficulty choosing which tent is right for your situation and use, don't hesitate to give us a call, and one of our representatives will be happy to assist you.

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