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Horse Packing Wall Tents

WALL TENTS.   Nylon tents are fine during summer.  However, during the fall, winter and spring  WALL TENT  and a tent stove are a must to dry out your gear and to keep you dry and warm.  Personally, I only use fire treated tents to reduce the possibility my tent and equipment won’t burn when I’m on a hunting trip.
Packing a Wall Tent Frame Insure wall tent frame pieces are approximately the same length in two bags. Tie bungee cords tightly around the frame pieces on each side to insure the frame pieces don’t slide back and forth and change the pack load balance or make noise.  I secure the frame bags on top of both of my hard pannier inserts.
WALL TENT.  I recommend you do not roll your tent up when packing on horses.  A lot of beginners roll up their  wall tents  and try to make it a top pack load.  A round tent can easily fall to one side and cause a wreck.  I fold my tent into a rectangle, put it in a rectangle tent bag and drape it over the pack saddle extending about 18-24 inches on each side. I  then put a lash cinch around the tent to secure it..  No chance of the wall tent causing a problem during a long pack.

Wall Tent and Wall Tents

Wall Tent Standard features
  • Determine the standard features wall tents have that you are considering and the cost of additional features/options you want.
  • Most wall tent buyers want at the minimum these standard features:
    • Front door with zipper
    • Stove jack
    • 9" - 10" vinyl sod cloth to keep wall tents clean and sealed against the ground
    • Rope with tensioners
  • It should be noted that all tent canvas used in US manufactured wall tents is imported from primarily Pakistan, India and lately China. Where the canvas is made is not a factor since tent canvas that is imported to the US must meet US canvas specifications, i.e. Army Duck, Boat shrunk, Marine Grade, 10.1 oz, 12 oz etc. Imported fire treated canvas must meet Federal and State fire treatment requirements.
Wall Tent cost comparison:
  • If the wall tents you are considering purchasing do not have the standard features listed above, you need to add the costs of those features to the price of the tent before you can make a valid  wall tent comparison.
  • Some wall tent manufacturers list common standard features as options to increase the price of the tent from an initial low advertising price.