Spike Tents available in 4 models. Spike tents can be made from 10 oz canvas or relite in our Montana Canvas Spike Tents.
SELKIRK SPIKE TENT
I designed the Selkirk combining features from Wall Tents and Spike Tents. There is not another spike tent available that has our unique design and high quality for the price. Rich
Selkirk Spike Tent is our best seller made from 10 oz army duck double fill canvas, the highest quality canvas available.
Selkirk model has more roof support than other spike tent models due to it's unique design with 3 roof support poles. One pole in the center and one pole at front & back doors. Roof height is 8 feet at the center and 6 feet 3" at each door.
Totally bug and varmint proof with its sewn-in floor and upside down canvas T-zippers. One canvas door zipper is vertical with two intersecting zippers one from each side of the door.
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SELKIRK STANDARD FEATURES
4' SIDE WALLS. Many tents have 30" side walls which do not allow much headroom.
EAVES REINFORCED WITH WEBBING AND D RINGS. Much stronger than normal grommets pressed into canvas.
ALUMINUM POLES3 Pole roof support design - front - center - back - poles allows for extra headroom at the front and the rear of the spike tent for easy entry and more standing room inside compared to single and double pole spike tents.
Longest Interior Aluminum Pole is 31". Outside diameter of interior aluminum poles, 1 1/4".
Outside wall poles - 1 on each corner and every 3' along eaves. Spike tent wall poles are 3/4 " aluminum outside diameter.Middle outside wall support poles are not shown in some photos.
SEWN IN FLOOR. HEAVY DUTY 18 OZ VINYL. Competitor floors are usually 10-12 oz. Our 50% heavier and thicker vinyl helps prevent punctures in floor when you step on a sharp pebble or sharp twig under floor.
Be advised some companies have sewn in floors but do not have extra door zippers that are parallel to the ground, only a flap that covers the sewn in floor. These competitor spike tents are not snake or bug proof.
TUB DESIGN which means the floor has no seams touching the ground. Tub design floors are less likely to ever have a leak. No sidewall canvas touching ground prevents water or morning due wicking up the canvas.
Tub floor will have a floor wrinkle in the corners due to the tub design with the floor lifted off the ground. Well worth the wrinkle so the floor seams are not on the ground with a possibility of a leak.
Floors do not have a cut out or zipper area for the stove. A cut out or zipper area for stove allows insects and varmints to enter through the cut out area. Also, sometimes water pools under the stove when a cut out floor is used. We use a continuous floor with a mat under the stove to keep out bugs, rodents and water.
Floor and side walls sewn together with black webbing for extra reinforcement and strength.
2 SIDE WINDOWS have screen mesh with zippered flaps on inside with velcro top.
FRONT & BACK DOORS with YKK zippers and storm flap with buckles. For safety reasons it is best to have a back door in a canvas spike tent when you have a sewn in floor. If you ever have a fire (or a bear) in a spike tent, an exit out of either end is necessary. In an emergency you might not have the time to find a knife to slice the back of a tent for a quick exit.
STOVE PIPE OPENING 5 1/2" with pattern for 6" if needed.
DOUBLE LAYER OF CANVAS ON RIDGE to reinforce stress points.
200'OF ROPE AND TENSIONERS
Fly. Fly provides protection from stove pipe sparks on roof, protects from UV rays, provides another moisture barrier, keeps your spike tent clean, and allows water to run off the roof away from the tent because the fly extends 1 foot past each side wall. If your tent roof gets pitch or resin on it you will need a harsh detergent to remove it. This harsh detergent removes the water, mildew and fire treatment. Fly is highly recommended.
Fire proof mat 3' x 4'. Never put a stove directly on any floor. Stove will melt vinyl floor or start a fire.
Front & Back Screen Doors. There is a 3" gap at the very bottom of the screen doors. Screen doors go from side to side providing great ventilation.
Stakes 12" rebar, 18" rebar or 18" double T rebar.
10 x 10 has 100 square feet.
12 x 12 has 144 square feet. 44% more floor space than a 10 x 10 spike tent.
14x14 has 196 square feet. 36% more than a 12 x 12.
COMFORTABLE SLEEPING: Capacity along walls in 7' cots. Add 1 person if sleeping on floor in a sleeping bag.
10 x 10 Two people
12 x 12 Three people
14 x 14 Four people
Front & back door height 6'4"
10 x 12 and 12 x 12: 8'
14 x 14: 9'
Sewn in Floor. FOR YOUR SAFETY, you must have a fireproof material under your stove, extending a minimum 12" to front and 6" to sides and the back. We have fire 3' x 4' mats available that go under stove for $50.
A canvas spike tent due to its lack of rafters is not suited for heavy snow loads compared to a wall tent. A wall tent can withstand heavy snow loads due to its internal frame with rafters that support the roof. Just like rafters in your house.
A 4" gap between the fly and top of sidewall is recommended. Gap is accomplished by having the fly rope stakes farther away from the tent than the tent eave rope stakes. If there is no gap, the top of your poles will rub a hole in the fly. Recommend putting tennis balls or racquet balls on tips of side poles to prevent any possible damage to a fly.
3 roof support poles provides much stronger roof support during snow loads than the single or double pole spike tents. A Single pole spike tent is especially vulnerable to snow loads.
- Total Weight Spike Package includes: tent, poles ropes & tensioners. Poles weigh 16 lbs; ropes and tensioners weigh 6 lbs.
- Fire, Water/Mildew treated:
- 10 x 10 weighs 80 lbs.
- 12X12 weighs 104lbs.
- 14x14 weighs 113lbs
Fly is highly recommended. Fly provides protection from:
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