Folding Your Canvas Tent

Picture this - you just finished up a fun-filled weekend with family and friends and it is time to put your tent away.  You remove your tent from the frame and are left with a have a huge pile of canvas that is definitely not going to fit back into the bag you took it out of without being rolled-up properly.  Where do you start? How do you do this? Well, in this blog I am going to explain how to accomplish this.

You will want to get your canvas tent spread out on the ground with the roof facing down (in contact with the ground - almost like your tent is upside down).  During this step you may want to put a spare tarp or your floor underneath your tent to keep excess dirt, leaves, or moisture off of your roof.  Pull each of the four corners of the roof tight so that the entire surface area of the roof is spread out.

Once the roof is spread out, fold your walls and doors back onto the roof of the tent in the most neat and orderly way possible.  This is easier said than done, so it may take a few attempts before perfecting this technique.  You are trying to accomplish having only the footprint of the roof spread out on the ground with the doors and walls folded back in on the tent.  Your goal here is to make everything as flat as possible.

This next step is easier with a partner: You are going to take the tent and fold it 1 time widthwise - this would be like taking a square tortilla and folding it in half.  If your tent is a 14x16, you will fold it to make it 8' wide by 16' long.  You will want to continue completing folds widthwise until your canvas is in the 2-3' width x 16' length range. 

Once within this size range, you will want to fold your tent 1 time lengthwise, stopping about 1' short of a complete fold.  You will want to stop about 1' short so that when rolling the tent up the top layer of your folded tent doesn't roll past the bottom layer and make an awkward roll.  From here, you will start at the folded crease and roll towards the end.  To get a tighter roll, you will want to place a good amount of your body weight on the tent to assure your tents stays compact.  

Once you have reached the end of your tent your mission is complete!  Tie a rope around your tent, place it in your tent bag, and you are done!

Donation for Veterans

We here at the Wall Tent Shop strive to support non-profit organizations that benefit veterans as often as we can.  Although we cannot fulfill every request, we do our best to assist numerous veterans in their outdoor pursuits each year.  Below is an example of a request we received and we were able to fulfill this year.

Foothills Anglers Coalition is a non-profit organization that helps seriously wounded veterans with their recovery from the Iraq & Afghanistan wars. Together with Horseshoe Bar Preserve we bring veterans together to teach them how to fly fish. Each veteran that attends is given boots , waders, rod and chest pack with all the tools and flies they will need to continue on with fly fishing. The veterans live on the river for 5 days where each veteran works with a guide to learn fly fishing. We are recognized by numerous government and organization for being extremely successful in help our veterans recover. We are looking for two 10' x 12' canvas wall tents for veterans to sleep in while they attend the event. We have a very limited budget so we are hoping you might be able to help us acquire these tents. The tents will be used from late spring through fall. There is possible rain but once summer is here the biggest problem is heat.

You are welcome to take a look at this short video of what we do.

Thank you for your consideration,

Thomas Bartos - President - Foothills Anglers Coalition


In response to our actions, here's what Mr. Bartos had to say leading up the event:



We want to express our sincere thanks for your donation of a 10x12 canvas wall tent for our Wounded Veterans event. We really appreciate your generous donation and will acknowledge your donation at the event to everyone who attends.

We will send you pictures once we set it up, as well as, during the event. 

Thanks again for your generous donation.

Kindest regards,

Thomas G.M. Bartos
Horseshoe Bar Fish & Game Preserve, Inc.
Foothills Anglers Coalition, Inc


We would like to thank Mr. Bartos and his organizations for allowing us to be a part of his event!

Setting-Up Your Wall Tent Stove

How to Set-Up You Wilderness or Yukon Wall Tent Stove


Inventory you stove parts to ensure your package is complete.

Standard Package Includes:

  • Yukon or Wilderness Tent Stove.
  • Side Shelf.
  • Rain Cap / Spark Arrestor — Helps prevent sparks from landing on your tent.
  • Four Sections of Nesting Pipe — Each pipe sections fits inside another pipe.
  • Damper — Controls rate of stove pipe hot air going up the stove pipe.

Deluxe Package Includes:

  • All Standard Package Items.
  • 3 Gallon Water Tank.

Stove pipe assembly instructions for individuals who will experience high winds during their hunting or camping trip.

  • If you are familiar with a stove pipe damper, practice taking apart and installing in smallest pipe, then remove.
  • Connect all stove pipes together on a flat surface, smallest to largest.
  • Put 3 each #6 or #8 sheet metal screws in each stove pipe joint. If you will take apart, for easier transport and storage, scratch a mark across each connected pipe section to help quickly align pipe sections during future assembly.
  • Use same procedure for connecting screws in remaining pipe section 2 to pipe section 3 and pipe section 3 to pipe section 4.
  • Install Damper.
  • Install rain cap / spark arrestor.
  • Slide all 4 sections of pipe diagonally through stove jack opening to the inside.
  • Insert pipe into stove
  • If in extreme windy conditions, attach a wire to the damper and attach to side shelf mounting holes on opposite side of shelf.
  • Assembly
    • Remove stove from box and remove all items from within firebox.
    • Screw on all 4 adjustable legs and set stove upright.
    • To Install Nesting Pipe: Remove inner most pipe section (will have damper holes) and place in stove pipe opening.  Proceed to remove each inner section of pipe and stack on top of section previously inserted.
    • To Install Straight Pipe: Remove pipe section with damper holes and snap together at the seam.  This will be the first section inserted into the stove.  Proceed to snap other pieces together and place accordingly in conjunction with your adjustable elbows.
    • To Install Damper: Remove damper rod from damper plate. Insert damper plate into the section of pipe with damper holes.  Proceed to slide damper rod through damper plate.  The objective is to get the bend on the damper rod past the first arch on the damper plate.  This will require you to twist the damper rod as you push it through the plate.  Once the bend on the damper rod is pressed securely against the arch on your damper plate and the spring on the damper rod is compressed, your damper has been installed.