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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.

Customer Reviews

Wilderness Tent was awesome during our elk hunt.  Great stove, Wilderness 5 kept us warm all night and we were able to dry out clothes when we were sleeping.  Thanks for all your help.  Peter
Your tent worked perfectly.  We had high winds, snow, rain.  Tent and stove are fantastic.  Mathew
Sure like the Wilderness Wall Tents.  The frame was easy to make with your cut list.  Sure beats cutting lodgepole to make an A-frame. Tim
Thanks for recommending we purchase a  fly.  The snow and rain slid right off the fly just like you said it would.  Randy
I bought the 8' extended fly.  Made a great awning and we kept some of our gear stored there.  Maybe next year I will buy the porch!  Bruce