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The 5 Best Places to Camp in The United States

Camping is one of America’s greatest national pastimes — there’s nothing else like it. It brings you closer to nature and lets you experience a simpler life, even if you’re only living it for the weekend. When you’re out in nature you can fish, hike, go kayaking or canoeing, or even hunt. In short, camping lets you experience the simpler things, and you always feel better for it.

One of the best things about living in the United States is the extensive amount of places we can camp. Choosing the best place to camp can come down to personal preference, but if you know a little bit more about the places you’re thinking about going to, you can make an educated decision on where to plan your next trip. Despite there being so many campsites in the States that you couldn’t even list them in a top 50, the team at Wall Tent Shop has narrowed our favorite ones down into a top 5.

  1. Arches National Park, Utah

Arches National Park is, perhaps, one of the most famous places on this list. Not only is Arches National Park one of the most beautiful places in the United States, but it also has some of the most sought-after landmarks around the world. Offering fantastic views and challenging hikes, it’s no wonder that Arches has a limited number of campsites.

  1. Olympic National Park, Washington

Olympic National Park is unique in that it contains three different ecosystems within one preserved area. These are a subalpine forest with wildflower meadows, a temperate forest, and the Pacific shoreline. Spanning 1,442 square miles, campers will have no issue finding a location to settle down at Olympic National Park.

  1. Adirondack Park, New York

The Adirondack Park spans 6 million acres of wilderness. Unlike other protected locations, the Adirondack Park has many quaint (yet enticing) towns intermingled among the forest. There are hundreds of campsites and what feels like even more trails, each of which ranges in difficulty. Visitors will be happy to note that the Adirondack Park has hundreds of water systems, meaning opportunities to fish, kayak, or canoe will never be hard to find.

  1. Acadia National Park, Maine

Acadia National Park is the only East Coast location to make our list. Acadia is known for it’s beautiful and fun small town, but the wilderness surrounding it offers campers the retreat they need. People interested in hiking can take on Cadillac Mountain, but others can spend the day boating or fishing in the Gulf of Maine (only in the summer of course).

And who can forget the primary reason for visiting Maine? “Lobsta!” as the locals would say.

  1. Denali National Park, Alaska

Denali National Park, just like the Adirondack Park in NY, delivers 6 million acres of wilderness. Denali, however, is mostly untouched. Offering 291 campsites and the United State’s tallest peak (Mt. McKinley), it’s no wonder campers would want to visit Denali.


When you’re planning your next camping trip, keep Wall Tent Shop in mind. We offer high-quality canvas tents that will last you for years, and we’re dedicated to making your next camping experience the best one yet.  Want to learn more about our tenting options? Call us at 866-462-9167 or continue to browse our site.

5 Tent Stove Safety Precaution Tips

Using a tent stove is a great luxury, and it’s one that we hope all of our customers get to enjoy. With a tent stove, you can make one of our canvas tents feel like a home, offering warmth, coziness, and a place to cook at any time of the day. It also gives you the option to stay in a shelter that offers more than just protection from the elements during storms and overall inclimate weather.

When you’re operating one of Wall Tent Shop’s wood stoves, there are a few precautions you should put into place to ensure your safety, protect your tent, and improve the overall quality and longevity of your camping experience.

Use a Fire-Treated Canvas Tent

Our recommendation to customers looking to implement a tent stove into their camping experience is that they purchase a fire-treated tent. While a fire-treated canvas tent will reduce the possibility of having a fire, it is not a guarantee. Other precautions must be put into place in combination with the implementation of a fire-treated tent.

Consistently Clean Spark Arrestor

Your spark arrestor is an integral part of your tent stove ensemble. Every one or two days (depending on how heavily you use your stove) your spark arrestor will fill with ash and soot. Making sure that it is cleaned as required will keep carbon monoxide levels low, allow more smoke to escape, and reduce the risk of fire.

Steer Clear of Combustibles

Having combustibles close to a heat source is never a good idea. The intense heat of one of Wall Tent Shop’s wood stoves will cause any combustible nearby to explode. Try to keep bug spray, hairspray or any other aerosol canister on the other side of the tent. This tip includes fire extinguishers — while they are important to have close by, only have them close enough that they don’t pose a threat.  

Be Aware of Your Cooking

One of the great benefits of having a stove tent is being able to cook in a quality shelter. Cooking, however, is an excellent attractant for animals. The odors that come from cooking meat or fish can be trapped in the canvas of your tent and attract animals long after you’re done cooking. When you’re cooking in your canvas tent, try to limit yourself to making meals from dehydrated or freeze-dried packages that only need to be rehydrated with boiling water.

Where Is Your Stovepipe?

Knowing where your stovepipe is in comparison to the rest of your canvas tent is one of the primary safety measures you can take when setting up your tent stove. Make sure it’s at least 6 inches or more about the ridge of your tent. This placement will reduce the chance for sparks to blow onto the roof of your tent.

Using your tent stove safely will keep your camping experience running smoothly and guarantee the longevity of your tent. At Wall Tent Shop, we produce a variety of canvas tents, stoves, and frame kits for people interested in hunting, camping, or glamping, and we want all of our customers to have a fun and safe experience using our products. To learn more about our inventory, call us at 866-462-9167 or continue browsing our site.

The Best Ways to Stay Safe on Your Hunt

At Wall Tent Shop, we love to hunt just as much as anyone. Spending a day in the woods with nature beats a day inside at the office, even if you don’t find what you’re looking for. Whether you’re out in the mountains of Montana hunting elk or in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania trying to follow the trail of the whitetail deer you just shot, you need to be prepared for the worst to happen. In nature, danger can come at any time, so here are a few tips and tricks to keep you safe on the hunt.

Clothing

On the hunt, clothing is all about function. Ensuring that your clothing is going to work for you, rather than against you, could mean the difference between finally getting that trophy buck or not being able to feel your toes on your walk back to the tent.

Layers

Layers, layers, layers — we cannot emphasize this enough. Layers are essential to keeping anyone safe on their outing during any time of the year.

If it’s wintertime, make sure to keep those layers heavy and substantial enough for the predicted weather for the day. If you’re spending your day in a tree stand or a ground blind, you’re not going to be moving much. Plan on dressing in more layers than you would if you were hiking around pushing game.

In the summer, make sure you account for the layers you might need in the evening should you find yourself out later than expected. Keep extra pairs of socks and underwear to keep your feet from getting blisters and to avoid fungal growth.

Colors

When you’re hunting, it is essential that you can identify yourself to other hunters at a distance so that there is no chance for unintentional harm. Make sure to wear fluorescent orange clothing to make yourself known. The benefit of wearing this color is two-fold. Should anything happen on your hunt that could leave you stranded, you will stick out to a search party and will be easier to find than someone wearing only camouflage.

Shelter

Having a tent that is easy to identify at a distance and provides days worth of uncompromised shelter is one of the best things any hunter can do to be prepared for emergency situations.

We at Wall Tent Shop offer tents that act as a home away from home. With options for screen doors, stoves, and the highest quality canvas, you will be able to come home from a day out hunting to a tent that lets you unwind, recharge, and get ready for another day.

We are dedicated to our customers and want to ensure the best and most rejuvenating experience for hunters as they return from their days in the wild. Our tents are sure to keep you safe, dry, and warm; and if that doesn’t give you a good night’s sleep, we’re not sure what will. To learn more about our tents, continue browsing our website or give us a call today.