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Thanks. I never heard of such a thing until you mentioned it.

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Originally Posted by huntsman22
Yeah, If you like cleaning mud off the floor or taking your boots off outside. It's only muddy in the tent till you burn the stove a while. I'll take a little carpet scrap next to my cot, over a floor anytime. I go to hunt, not housekeep......
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Have had a couple of Davis tents, If I needed another that is what I would get

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I scrounge lumber wraps from some local lumber yards for temporary flooring. No housekeeping needed, just roll them up and stuff them in the trash bin.

In addition, I use them to cover firewood in certain instances.


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I like having a carpet on the floor of the tent. Makes it nice to put your feet down in the morning or in the middle of the night when you have to get up to pee or stoke the stove. Also makes for a nice floor under the cots to put our bags and other belongings. We have a heavy commercial carpet we use for the floor over a tarp for a moisture barrier and it isn't hard at all to keep clean , within reason. Muddy boots need to stay outside or be cleaned off before entering but we seldom hunt in heavy mud- usually dry for deer season and snow for elk season...


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generators and vacuum cleaners can also enhance the hunting experience.....

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Originally Posted by huntsman22
generators and vacuum cleaners can also enhance the hunting experience.....

Oh crap... whiskey came out my nose reading this... obviously Don gets it.... smile smile


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Originally Posted by huntsman22
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Does anyone use the traditional poles anymore instead of the interior frame? My Davis came with the traditional pole set up

Davis sells lodgepoles?......

I'm going with what they call it. Poles on the outside of the tent, with a ridge pole at the top (obviously)


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While not a wall tent, anybody like the Kodiak or Spring Bar canvas tents?

Buddy has a 10x14 Kodiak that I’ve hunted out of a few times. Super easy set up. Seems a stove jack could be sewn in easily enough. Wouldn’t take much to heat it. He ran a buddy heater and it would get plenty warm pretty quick.


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Originally Posted by MadMooner
While not a wall tent, anybody like the Kodiak or Spring Bar canvas tents?

Buddy has a 10x14 Kodiak that I’ve hunted out of a few times. Super easy set up. Seems a stove jack could be sewn in easily enough. Wouldn’t take much to heat it. He ran a buddy heater and it would get plenty warm pretty quick.

I have 2 - a 10x14 and 10x10. I've been using them for about 5-6 years. The sizes are a bit misleading. I would not try to sleep more than 3 people in the 10x14, 2 is better. They are a very solid tent. Easy up and down, quick to heat, weatherproof and sturdy. They have replaced my circus tent in 99% of the setups I do.


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Originally Posted by MadMooner
While not a wall tent, anybody like the Kodiak or Spring Bar canvas tents?

Buddy has a 10x14 Kodiak that I’ve hunted out of a few times. Super easy set up. Seems a stove jack could be sewn in easily enough. Wouldn’t take much to heat it. He ran a buddy heater and it would get plenty warm pretty quick.

I’m looking hard at one of the Kodiak cabin tents. We’re gonna replace our old 9x12 tent for family camping. I’m a little put off by the weight but the good ventilation looks really nice. I insist on a straight ridge line as I often fly an oversized tarp above the tent if rain is likely. Kodiak’s wood stove option is nice but not essential for us and does add a bunch of guy out lines.

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Originally Posted by MadMooner
While not a wall tent, anybody like the Kodiak or Spring Bar canvas tents?

Buddy has a 10x14 Kodiak that I’ve hunted out of a few times. Super easy set up. Seems a stove jack could be sewn in easily enough. Wouldn’t take much to heat it. He ran a buddy heater and it would get plenty warm pretty quick.
I borrowed one for a week in MT once. Kinda wish I would have went that direction instead of a wall tent. Likely get one for solo trips. I didn't use a woodstove, but a propane lantern easily kept the tent warm enough on the Hi Line.

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Originally Posted by MadMooner
While not a wall tent, anybody like the Kodiak or Spring Bar canvas tents?

Buddy has a 10x14 Kodiak that I’ve hunted out of a few times. Super easy set up. Seems a stove jack could be sewn in easily enough. Wouldn’t take much to heat it. He ran a buddy heater and it would get plenty warm pretty quick.

I have 2 - a 10x14 and 10x10. I've been using them for about 5-6 years. The sizes are a bit misleading. I would not try to sleep more than 3 people in the 10x14, 2 is better. They are a very solid tent. Easy up and down, quick to heat, weatherproof and sturdy. They have replaced my circus tent in 99% of the setups I do.

I found the 10x14 spacious for 2. Figure it’d do well for my family of 4, or just me and the 2 boys. Space does get eaten up quickly though with cots and gear.

I hunt with a group that does the wall tent thing. Haul it up the mountain on a small utility trailer, takes a while to unpack it, set up frame hoist, etc….Especially in crap weather.
The Kodiak was so quick and easy in comparison.

Once it’s up though, hard to argue the room and comfort of a wall tent.


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Hard to beat a good canvas wall tent for warmth and comfort in weather like this.


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thanks for all the feedback. I picked up a used Montana Canvas 14x17 last week.

I'm looking for a couple more if anyone knows of one for sale used.


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Originally Posted by huntsman22
generators and vacuum cleaners can also enhance the hunting experience.....
Don't forget the trash can with motion-sensor lid (no power needed).

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