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Re: canvas tent info

Postby zelph » Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:31 pm

In the past few years I've only seen vynl coated awnings. I've seen canvas picnic table umbrellas. Awning companies would be a source for cottom fabric I would think. Probably coated one side with urethane for water repellency. The coating does not allow for breathing though :roll: Don't think that would be a concern in a tent that has a wood burner in it.
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Re: canvas tent info

Postby realityguy » Sun Jun 10, 2012 12:28 pm

I picked up 7+ yards of "boat-top " material the other day for $20(figure $1- a foot) which is probably a coated cotton,think 5' wide.Although heavy..it would probably make good floor material for a canvas tent.. or an outdoor hammock with awning for in the yard..Nice and soft on the underside,smooth and cleanable on top..like most normal boat tops.Kind of a "Seattle sky blue"(meaning gray.. :roll: ) underneath..white on top. :DB:
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Re: canvas tent info

Postby irrationalsolutions » Sun Jun 10, 2012 12:35 pm

Does anyone have info for DIY / homemade stove jacks? Later I'll post some design ideas I'm thinking about if I can figure out how to post it.
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Re: canvas tent info

Postby ConnieD » Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:00 pm

stove boot:
http://www.titaniumgoat.com/pipe-parts.html

stove jack with photos:
http://www.outfitterssupply.com/pop_wal ... _jack.html
http://www.snowtrekkertents.com/stovejacks.html
http://davistent.com/shop25/item-detail ... storeid=17

photos:
http://www.google.com/search?q=stove+ja ... 13&bih=596

The stove jack is used in connection with a sufficient length stove pipe with sufficient draw and a spark arrestor.

In general, 30 oz. asbestos cloth and silicone ring, or kevlar and silicone ring, often made with a rain flap that may be secures with velcro and/or tie-downs, mounted 2' away from the tent wall, or, on an accessory "door" porch much like the Kifaru Para or Super Tarp Annex.

Kifaru Para or Super Tarp Annex photos:
http://www.kifaru.net/shelteraccessories.html
http://flickrhivemind.net/Tags/kifaru,paratarp/Timeline
http://zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopi ... 93&start=0


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Re: canvas tent info

Postby irrationalsolutions » Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:46 pm

ok my scanner is acting funny so here is a excel outline of the bill mason campfire tent. its a modified baker tent. then in a book i have that took me a while to find thats a little older he calls the basic shelter without anything but a roof three sides and no door or floor a shanty tent.

ok this is a pic from my phone of the excel page...
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Re: canvas tent info

Postby zelph » Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:08 pm

4 foot high open front with a large wood burner in the opening makes for a good radiant heat situation. Have the wind at your back, stove pipe angles outward away from the tent and ther's no need for a pipe jack. It has merit. :shock: Make the tent to fit the stove you have or make the tent first and then the stove. Stoke it with some big logs for radiant heat the entire night.
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Re: canvas tent info

Postby irrationalsolutions » Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:29 pm

The stove idea may be on the back burner for now. Im starting a search for something else to make the body of the stove out of. I have a good idea of what i want out of it but i dont think the material i have will handle it as well as i want. Im starting to think the metal may be too thin. Im still going to try with it though because i want to say i remember he who shall not be named using a small slum keg for one but i may be wrong.

The tent design im working on is testing my nerves. I went with rg's string theory for getting the size and angles i want and i cant seem to get it the way i want in an acceptable size. When i got the proportions right for what i want and sticking to the basic design benifits the thing is huge and thats a LOT of sewing on multiple pieces of canvas and im looking at the fold down and pack size being huge too.

To quote one of the most famous movie lines ever "i think ill need a bigger boat"
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Re: canvas tent info

Postby realityguy » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:15 pm

The tent design im working on is testing my nerves. I went with rg's string theory for getting the size and angles i want and i cant seem to get it the way I want in an acceptable size.


Aren't you glad you didn't sew it up before finding that out!... :o .. :shock: .. :cry:

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It's nice to be able to get a true idea of size before building something.Once you are set up;you can also adjust strings/support here and there to eliminate things or portions you may be able to eliminate to save on materials..also cutting the sewing job down in size also.You still should get an idea of the material and its definite width of what you plan to use to get the maximum usage and minimal waste for what you need.It sucks to end up with as much waste as what's in the tent because of a lack of preplanning and canvas shopping that could have saved a lot of headaches..and probably sewing work..with a little more careful planning.
I think you'll find that without the width info,you may end up scrapping the original idea and measurements once you find the canvas you like..just because it was 6" wider or narrower than what you had it figured for.
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Re: canvas tent info

Postby zelph » Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:37 pm

In the book "The Maine woods" there was a cabin made square with an opening in the center of the roof to allow their centrally located campfire to vent up and out. Large fire, large opening, big logs burned all night long, lots of radiant heet, toasty warm. Make a wall tent based on that idea :ugeek:
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Re: canvas tent info

Postby irrationalsolutions » Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:07 pm

Looking into it I may be able to use thinner canvas. That would cut down on folded packing size and weight some. I'm still working on it.
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