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Fire, Water

& Mildew


Fire, Water

& Mildew


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Big Sky $1170 $1265
Davis NA $829
Kwik Kamp $855
Rainier NA NA $1369
Reliable $876 $1095 $1335
WhiteDuck NA NA NA
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Fire, Water

& Mildew


Fire, Water

& Mildew


Fire, Water

& Mildew









Big Sky $1375
Davis $1295
Kwik Kamp $1585
Rainier $1766
Reliable $1650
WhiteDuck NA NA NA

Davis price for 10x12 is a 10x15, 12x14 is a 12x15, 14x16 is a 14x15. 16x24 is a 16x25.

Rainier price for 14x16 is a 12x16.

Wilderness canvas wall tents are the same tent models we also sell sell as glamping tents, hot tents and winter tents. Our wilderness tent is very high quality and the most reinforced canvas wall tent available. That is why we use it on all canvas tent models.

Wilderness tents made of highest quality canvas available, army duck double fill.

12 VIDEO CUSTOMER REVIEWS  of our canvas tents for sale by customers. These videos were voluntarily made by customers to show our high quality products, Rich.


1. Tent Only:  Wilderness or Montana Canvas

2. Tent and Angle Kit to Make Frame

3. Tent and Complete Frame

4. Tent, Angle Kit to Make Frame, Tarp Fly, Stove

5. Tent, Complete Frame, Tarp Fly, Stove 

Peak height and tent weight  by tent size is at bottom of page.



 $200 worth of free options for some other tent companies.

          FREE BACK DOOR OR BACK WINDOW.  Free back door or back window, your             choice.  $50 free feature.

  • FREE DOUBLE LAYER OF CANVAS ON RIDGE.  Significantly reinforces ridge. Some tent companies charge $75 to $200 for this feature. Very necessary when using lodge pole frames.  Tent roof will tear or rip easily if lodge pole is not smooth when pole is being pushed through the ridge pole openings.
  • FREE STORM FLAP/COLORADO DOOR. 8" storm flap with buckle protects front & back door zippers.  Helps keeps out the wind. A $45 to $60 option on some tents.
  • FREE REINFORCED EAVE WITH WEBBING ENTIRE LENGTH OF EAVE.  Much stronger than eaves with no reinforcement.

  • FREE STEEL D RINGS SEWN INTO WEBBING.  Much stronger than tents with metal grommets pressed into canvas eaves. 

  • STOVE JACK OPENING. 5 1/2 inches. 6 inch available by cutting out just before stitched 6 inch pattern. Most stoves require a 5 1/2 inch hole otherwise there is too much stove pipe slack causing the pipe to move excessively during windy conditions.  Stove jack is located in the roof in the front left corner of your tent - 30" from the front door and 30" from the top of the sidewall. 

  • VINYL SOD CLOTH. 10" vinyl sod cloth sewn onto bottom of the wall.  Acts as an air seal and keeps canvas off the ground.  Prevents water wicking up the canvas walls.

  • TENT BAG. Some companies charge $35 for a tent bag.  Rolled up inside of tent.

  • RIDGE OPENINGS FOR LODGE POLE.  Flaps seal openings when lodge pole not used.

  • FRONT ZIPPERED DOOR, YKK #10. The highest quality heavy duty zipper made.

  • 200 FEET OF ROPE AND 20 TENSIONERS are rolled up inside tent.
  • 5' SIDEWALLS - provide much more headroom. Not 4' 8" like some tents. 6' Sidewalls also available as an upgrade. Walls are measured from the outside of tent.
        • WALLS ARE FULL 5' OF CANVAS. Some unusual designed tents have only 4' walls with 18" of vinyl sewn onto the bottom of the tent.  The 18" sod cloth cannot be staked down properly and wind blows under the sod cloth creating a tent that is difficult to heat in cold weather. Additionally, the sod cloth will flap in the wind making for a less than an enjoyable camping experience.
        • Tents must have the canvas walls touching the ground in order to stake the walls to the ground to prevent wind blowing under the tent walls. 
        • Windows are 30" x 30" and have screens.  Not small triangle windows that provide much less ventilation.

     WILDERNESS TENTS ARE THE STRONGEST AND MOST REINFORCED TENTS AVAILABLE.  Double layer of canvas on ridge. Eaves reinforced with webbing.  Steel D rings on eaves instead of grommets. NO OTHER CANVAS TENT HAS THIS ADDITIONAL REINFORCEMENT.

    • Click SPECIALS  to view Wilderness tents on special, blems, demo tents, and stoves


    6' side walls provide much more headroom and usable tent space.  6' walls allows a person to get next to a wall without hitting your head against rafters or canvas roof.

     Some companies only have 4' 7" sidewalls which severely restricts how much space you can actually use.

    Strongly recommend you ask your suppliers the finished height of side walls before purchasing so you will not be surprised or disappointed upon delivery.

             6 Foot option only available on FIRE, water and mildew treated tents.   

    WILDERNESS CANVAS IS ARMY DUCK- DOUBLE FILL. The highest quality canvas made. Canvas is made by weaving threads together, crosswise and lengthwise. The Army Duck canvas has 2 threads twisted together making 1 thread. These double twisted threads are woven into the canvas going both crosswise and lengthwise. Twisting 2 threads together into 1 makes Army Duck canvas stronger more durable and also allows the canvas to breathe better.  A 10.1 oz Army Duck wall tents are just as strong as a 12 oz Dual Fill.

     Click TENT WIGHTS AND RIDGE HEIGHTS to view charts at bottom of page.

      VIEW 50 TENT PICTURES from some of our satisfied customers for ideas, tent set up and size requirements.

    FEEL FREE TO CALL US  IF if you have questions or want more information, 1 - 800 - 234 1150

    Our canvas strength and quality is second to none. Click to view my canvas strength video where I tie a rope loop to the eave D ring and then I stand on it. I put 200 lbs of pressure on the canvas. The Wilderness is an exceptionally strong and durable tent.

    DISCOUNTED PRICES:  There are discounted prices on the following accessories if ordered with a Wilderness Tent as I am passing on my reduced shipping costs to you Savings indicated below (-$).

    5" Inline spark arrestor $50 (-$22), stove fire mat $45 (-$15), stove heat shield $45 (-$15), rubber caps for frame legs (50% discount), tent frame bags $28 (-$10), tent coat hangars $35  (-$10), and rebar stakes (-$5 to -$10) per set.


    Recommend you read TENT SET UP LOCATIONS before you set up your tent to avoid wind issues that can destroy your tent.

    FIRE RESISTANT CANVAS: Meets CPAI 84 fire retardant code. If a tent is not specifically treated for fire resistance it will burn quickly. Fire Resistant canvas will only burn when there is a flame source present on the canvas. When you remove the flame source the wall tent will stop burning. However, there is no wall tent made that will not burn.

    Click to read Wilderness Tent testimonials.


    PHOTOS - Use arrow (<  >) on photos to view all pictures.  Second picture is ANGLE KIT DIAGRAM.   I suggest you view angle kit diagram for better understanding of angle kits.


    A fly is a special tarp that extends the life expectancy of your tent. Also, there are thousands of needle holes in your tent and occasionally a needle hole does not close when the tent is wetted down. The only way to insure your tent does not leak is to put a fly on your tent.

    I price my fly's approximately 25-50% below my competitors to encourage  individuals to use a fly to protect their tent roof.  Rich

    EVERY MONTH WE GET CALLS FROM CUSTOMERS WHO BUY A FLY AFTER USING THEIR TENT.  Normally customers have spark holes in their tent roof.  Or dirt, pitch and tar on their roof that won't come off.  Or the canvas is deteriorating from UV exposure. A fly is strongly recommend at the time of purchase to avoid possible roof issues.  And most importantly, a fly will extend the life expectancy of your tent.  Rich

    RECOMMENDATION: ALWAYS KEEP YOUR TENT ROOF AND FLY TAUT SO WATER CAN QUICKLY BE REMOVED FROM YOUR TENT.  Water can collect on the roof in an "eave trough" which is  a low area just before the sidewall created by a not tight roof or loose fly.

    Canvas should be very taut on a tent frame, especially, if set up for extended periods of time and a fly always used.  Fly should also be tight to avoid water in an eave trough.  Water will eventually go through the fly if saturated for weeks.  Canvas saturated in water will rot and mildew regardless of water mildew protection applied. There is no warranty for eave rot.


    SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASES LIFE OF TENT BY PROTECTING ROOF.  The roof is the first part of a tent that fails.  

    Prevents stove spark burn holes in roof. It is much easier and cheaper to replace a fly, if necessary, than a tent.

    Provides another moisture barrier to prevent leaks.

    Protects the cotton canvas from UV rays.  Put a cotton shirt outside during the summer and see how UV rays destroys the cotton. 

    Keeps roof clean.  When camping under a tree, a tree rains down dirt during rain storms.

    Prevents pitch and tar getting on the roof.  Removing tree pitch and tar requires a harsh detergent which destroys the roof water, mildew and fire treatment. Then you will have leaks in your roof.

    Fly provides 1 foot overhang on each side of tent carrying water and snow 1 foot away from side wall. 

    Water and snow slides off fly quicker than canvas roof as the fly is completely smooth.

    Provides some insulation value when there is an air gap between fly and roof.  

    When you receive your tent, set  it up, and completely wet it down.  Especially on the seams, both inside and outside seams on your tent. Wetting down your tent will cause the canvas to shrink and help close the thousands of needle holes in your tent.


    Click SLEEPING CAPACITY for each size of tent.  It is sometimes difficult to determine the correct size required and hopefully sleeping capacity info page will be of some assistance. 


    I strongly recommend you read my recommendations regarding placing wall tents on a platform, click platforms.

    I strongly recommend (click) tent frame leg supports on platforms which are screwed onto the platform. Wood platforms are smooth surfaces compared to the ground.   You don't want to have tent frame legs slide off a platform during high winds. 

    ANGLE KITS available ( diagram of angle kit above in photo section)

    Click angle kits for information on angle kits and how to easily build a frame in 60-90 minutes using steel conduit available at all hardware stores. $200-$400 savings dependent on size of tent purchased.
    Leaving a tent set up for extended periods of time. Water can collect on the roof in an "eave trough".  The trough is the area at the bottom of roof just before the side horizontal tent frame poles. Canvas should be very tight on frame if set up for extended periods of time and a fly used.  Fly should also be tight to avoid water and snow in an eave trough.  Canvas saturated in water will rot and mildew regardless of water mildew protection applied. There is no warranty for eave rot.


    STANDARD FLY covers the entire roof and has a 1 foot overhang on each side to force any rain or snow 1 foot away from the roof. Stove jack area cut out and reinforced with webbing to match stove pipe opening in tent. Clear poly material - 100% UV protection. Fly has center ridge grommets on each end and grommets along sides. Includes ropes, tensioners.

    EXTENDED FLY i an 8¹ extension to the front of a normal fly. Provides a covered area for storage, a shaded area or rain barrier if you want to sit outside during inclement weather.

    VINYL EAVE CORNERS are designed to cut a slit in the vinyl to continue your tent frame through the vinyl and then connect to your extended fly or porch o cook shack frame. Cutting through canvas corners on normal tent is not advised as the canvas will continue to fray after being cut.  It is recommended to order vinyl eave corners If you ever might have a awning, porch, cook shack or an extended fly.

    FLOOR: 18 oz vinyl. Most other tent companies only have a 12 oz vinyl. Our vinyl is 50% thicker. Loose vinyl floor. Grommets at corners for staking. Floor does not have a cut out area for stove. It is best to have a continuous floor to keep bugs and water out when using your stove. Insure you put a non flammable material under stove. We have fire proof mats available for $35.

    SEWN IN SCREEN DOOR: Screen covers the entire width of the tent. Some companies only provide a 5-6¹ wide screen area. Zippered with ties to tie back screen door when not needed.

    Only 2 variations of screen doors available.
           Front screen door, 2 side windows, and back window.
           Front & Back screen door, 2 side windows and back door.

    WINDOWS are 30 inch x 30 inch with mesh screens. Canvas Flap covers window when not in use. Zippers on side of flap with velcro top makes the window airtight. Side windows are required for any tent has a screen door as these tents are pre-made.

    PORCH: Extension of roof and walls of the tent. Front is open. Separate extension with 12 inch overlap. Includes ropes, tensioners. NO Stove jack option. Sewn on option is not available.

    COOK SHACK: Extension of roof, walls, front enclosed with a flap and zipper door. Cook shack provides a totally enclosed area for storage and cooking. Separate extension with 8-12 inch overlap of the tent roof. Includes ropes, tensioners. Cook shacks have a stove jack in roof, 30" in from front left wall and 30" up roof line. Sewn on option is not available.

    SHIPPING BAGS for floors, fly, extended flys, porches and cook shacks options are not large enough to be used for storage bags. 

    STOVE JACK LOCATIONS Roof - front left corner .  30" from front door & 30" from the top of the sidewall.


    LAYAWAY: To lock in special prices, you can pay 1/4 down and balance within 6 months. Item will ship when item is paid in full.

    I STRONGLY RECOMMEND YOU CALL OR EMAIL ME if you are just starting camping.  I will be glad to answer any questions you have on canvas tents, tent stoves, angle kits and frames to help you purchase what you really need and want. Rich

    READ MY TENT INFO GUIDES. It provides much information on 20 different topics that will assist you in selecting the correct canvas tent model and size to purchase.

    CLICK TESTIMONIALS  to read Wilderness testimonials from many satisfied hunters.

    ALL CANVAS IS MADE OVERSEAS. Has been for the last 20-30 years. Some companies will try to imply their tent canvas is made in the US. That is just not accurate. I would be very careful in dealing with any company that states or implies their canvas is made in the US.

    PLAN FOR A TENT STOVE TAKING  UP 7' OF SPACE ALONG A WALL.  This includes stove and heat stand off distances from front wall and to a cot.

    PURCHASING TENT FRAME ANGLE KITS and then purchasing 1 inch inside diameter, thin walled, electrical conduit at a local hardware store is the most economical approach to purchasing an internal frame.  Frame shipping charges are very high due.  Typical frame savings using an angle kit to make a 12x14 internal frame, including shipping, is $250. Only tool required is a metal cutting tool such as a hacksaw or pipe cutter or sawzall or chop saw etc. Basically, any tool you have that cuts  metal will work.

    Click FRAME KIT tab at main menu bar at top of page for detailed information on making your own frame from steel conduit.

    CANVAS TREATMENTS AVAILABLE. (1) Water and mildew only, marine grade/boatshrunk or  (2) FIRE, Water and mildew , marine grade/boatshrunk.

    Fire, water, and mildew treated tent is the most popular tents we sell.

    I tell customers that fire treatment is a form of insurance for your tent. It is vey difficult to burn down a fire treated tent as there has to be a continuous flame/heat source for a fire treated canvas to burn. I guess the best advice I have is to buy the tent/treatment that stays within your budget and meets your requirements.

    THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE IN THE QUALITY OF THE 3 WATER MILDEW TREATMENTS, sunforger, paraffin, and marine grade/boatshrunk.

    I sell different models of tents with each of the 3 water mildew treatments.
    After selling thousands of tents, I believe there is no advantage of  one treatment being better than the others.  All water mildew treatments works great.

    Some companies claim a specific treatment is better than the others.  And that somehow a water and mildew treatment makes the canvas stronger.
    Saying one water mildew treatment is better is like saying a Ford is a better pick up than a Chevy or a Dodge. It is just personal preference.
    Companies that say their type of treatment is better only sell  that type of water mildew treatment.  So naturally, salesmen will tell you their type of treatment is best.

    My approach, if you have quality canvas - treated with any of 3 water mildew treatments - the end result will be quality canvas, regardless of which treatment is applied.
    I suggest you watch our canvas strength video where I attach a rope to a D ring on the eave and stand on it to demonstrates how strong our canvas is.

    MOST WILDERNESS TENTS SIZES IN STOCK AND READY TO SHIP. No sales tax and free shipping. Idaho residents must pay sales tax. I GUARANTEE THE ABOVE ITEMS WILL SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY AS LONG AS YOU TELL ME YOU ARE IN A RUSH WHEN YOU ORDER. Sometimes these items can ship the same day ordered if the order is received before 11:00 am Pacific time.

    DETERMINING WHICH CANVAS TENTS & SIZE TO BUY: The amount of square footage in a tent increases tremendously when going up one size. Insure you buy the size that fully meets your requirements. Compare the price difference % between the 2 sizes of canvas tents you are considering vs the % increase in square footage gained by purchasing the larger size.  The purchase price % increase will be significantly less than the % square footage increase.

    Stove area requirement in a tent must be considered in all sizes of tents: You must plan on a stove taking up to 7 feet along a wall in all family camping tents. There is an automatic 2 + feet standoff from the front wall due to the stove jack location. The stove itself is normally around 2 feet in length. There is normally a 3 feet heat standoff distance from the stove before you can place a cot or table.

    If you have trouble selecting between 2 different tent sizes, chalk out the different sizes on your driveway and then chalk out stove cots, table and any storage area.  Chalk out both sizes of tents side by side to see the significant difference between the two sizes.

    Hopefully, chalking tent sizes will help you make a decision. One more note, I have never heard anyone say they wish they had purchased a smaller tent. The tent area fills up very quickly with all your cots, gear and stove.


    a. A 10x12 (120 square feet) is 50% larger than a 8x10 (80 square feet)
    b. A 12x14 (168 square feet) is 40% larger than a 10x12 (120 square feet)
    c. A 14x16 (224 square feet) is 33% larger than a 12x14 (168 square feet)
    d. A 16x20 (320 square feet) is 42% larger than a 14x16 (224 square feet)
    e. A 16x24 (384 square feet) is 20% larger than a 16x20 (320 square feet)

    STOVE PIPE ABOVE RIDGE OF TENT: It is best to have your stove pipe long enough to extend at least 6 -12 inches or more above the tent ridge. Having the stove pipe above the tent ridge allows the wind coming from any direction to blow sparks away the tent roof thus reducing the possibility of spark holes being burnt in the roof.

    If possible, try to position your canvas tent so the stove jack side is downwind from prevailing winds to reduce the possibility of sparks landing on the roof.

    To insure your stove pipe is above the ridge buy a stove with 8' of stove pipe or buy extra stove pipe.  Many stoves only have 6' 6" of pipe.  Both our Wilderness stove and Yukon stove have 8' of pipe and have the extra long 18" legs vs the 12" legs on other stoves.

    CLICK here to return to Wilderness Tent & Angle kit special.


    NOTE: It should be obvious my customers are my best advertising. 

    I am using my 12 x 14 Wilderness tent here in Arkansas. I took it deer hunting last fall in the Ouchita Mountains. When I was at camp a guy came by and looked at the tent. He wanted to know where I got it, he wanted one. The next day a game warden stopped and said he loved the tent and was going to get one also, so he too wrote down all the information on where to get it. You will be receiving several more orders from Arkansas. Thanks again for such a great solid warm tent. 

    Rich, thanks for explaining all the different features and options options available on the Wilderness Tent and Wilderness Stove.  Made buying the tent much easier once I knew what the hell I was doing. Thanks. Pete

    Great tent.  Really impressed when I took the tent out of the box and examined it.  My boys and I can't wait to take it hunting.  Gilbert

     I was really impressed by how helpful you guys were when I was buying my tent.  Being new to camping I really didn't know much, as you probably knew from my questions. Thanks for helping me select the best size tent and stove for my family.  Ken

    Hello, I purchased a wilderness tent a while ago for this year's elk hunt.  Your tent is fantastic!  We headed out scouting a week before season opened.  While setting it up a storm blew in on the mountain we were hunting.  It blew and rained like the dickens, your tent stayed dry and toasty, most of all it stayed up.  What a tent!  Mathew

    Rich, Thanks for a great tent. Will be purchasing an extended fly for it this coming year. Looking forward to doing business with you again. Your prompt service and knowledge is very much appreciated. Quality of product is excellent just like the service. Thanks again. Larry. Will send pictures later on. 

    I love the tent. I bought your wall tent for my grandchildren for a place to hang out. Great tent. Alan 

     Tyler, I know my order was very complicated. I really appreciate you taking the time to explain everything in great detail to me. Made my decision on what I needed much easier. I will get many years of hunting out of this outstanding tent. Gary 

    Tent worked out perfectly for us. We used it in Colorado and had 3 days at 30-65 mph winds. The tent didn't budge. Strong canvas tent coupled with the heavy duty rebar tent stakes you guys sell saved us. We love the tent. The cut list you provided for the frame fits like a glove. Thanks again. Dale

    The tent set up easily. The angle kit is spectacular. The angle kit instructions made measuring the tent and cutting the steel conduit easy. The wilderness 4 stove is a charm. I set it up for curing and it works wonderfully. I am certainly looking forward to spending time in the woods now. Thanks again J.R.  

     Click CANVAS TENT for wilderness testimonials.




    5' Walls



    5' Walls

    Fire, Water,

    & Mildew

    6' Wall

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    & Mildew

    8x10 40 lb 45 lb 50 lb
    10x12 55 lb 65 lb 72 lb
    12x14 62 lb 73 lb 80 lb
    14x16 74 lb 85 lb 92 lb
    16x20 89 lb 111 lb 119 lb
    16x24 99 lb 121 lb 130 lb




    Peak with 5' Wall Peak with 6' Wall
    8x10 7'9" 8'9"
    10x12 8' 9'
    12x14 8'4" 9'4"
    14x16 8'9" 9'9"
    16x20 9'3" 10'3"
    16x24 9'3" 10'3"