winter canvas tent

Joined: September 3rd, 2009, 12:42 am

September 27th, 2013, 3:55 pm #1

I want to get myself a winter canvas tent for backcountry camping. Anyone have ideas where I might get one? I've found a few places for new ones online but would prefer older/used one for affordability. Maybe you know of a friend that is selling or know about a military surplus store that has a decent one in stock. I'm located just east of Toronto. Thanks.
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Joined: July 8th, 2013, 6:58 pm

September 27th, 2013, 5:31 pm #2

i have what ya need,, 5 man u.s. artic bell tent, with a liner and all the trimmings. i even have a wood stove that has a oven box all the stove pipes and damper and spark arrester . what do ya think? i lives in peterborough and can travel to oshawa, next week.
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Joined: September 3rd, 2009, 12:42 am

September 27th, 2013, 8:32 pm #3

I want to get myself a winter canvas tent for backcountry camping. Anyone have ideas where I might get one? I've found a few places for new ones online but would prefer older/used one for affordability. Maybe you know of a friend that is selling or know about a military surplus store that has a decent one in stock. I'm located just east of Toronto. Thanks.
Thanks Swede! I am emailing you now......

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Algonquin Backcountry Recreationalists
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Joined: March 22nd, 2009, 5:59 pm

September 28th, 2013, 1:57 pm #4

I want to get myself a winter canvas tent for backcountry camping. Anyone have ideas where I might get one? I've found a few places for new ones online but would prefer older/used one for affordability. Maybe you know of a friend that is selling or know about a military surplus store that has a decent one in stock. I'm located just east of Toronto. Thanks.
I picked up that exact tent and started using it last year and love it. It's not as pretty as a Snowtrekker, but then again I didn't freak out when I got a couple little burn holes in it I thought the center pole design was going to bug me but I actually like it as I use it to hang a lantern, dry clothes etc. Good luck!

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September 29th, 2013, 12:10 am #5

I want to get myself a winter canvas tent for backcountry camping. Anyone have ideas where I might get one? I've found a few places for new ones online but would prefer older/used one for affordability. Maybe you know of a friend that is selling or know about a military surplus store that has a decent one in stock. I'm located just east of Toronto. Thanks.
I've heard good things about these arctic bell tents. good luck in your search!
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September 29th, 2013, 2:05 am #6

I want to get myself a winter canvas tent for backcountry camping. Anyone have ideas where I might get one? I've found a few places for new ones online but would prefer older/used one for affordability. Maybe you know of a friend that is selling or know about a military surplus store that has a decent one in stock. I'm located just east of Toronto. Thanks.
Where do you buy tents and stoves for winter camping?
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Joined: June 5th, 2009, 6:20 pm

September 30th, 2013, 11:41 am #7

I want to get myself a winter canvas tent for backcountry camping. Anyone have ideas where I might get one? I've found a few places for new ones online but would prefer older/used one for affordability. Maybe you know of a friend that is selling or know about a military surplus store that has a decent one in stock. I'm located just east of Toronto. Thanks.
Dawg - Not sure if it's an option for you but making your own custom internal frame and sewing up your own wall tent is not that difficult. On the sewing front, it's all straight line stuff which is easy to learn. It'll prolly take a couple of wknds to whip out this kind'a project. 6oz canvas can be had off FleaBay and tent poles on interweb. It's a rewarding project that can result in a sub-20lb tent/frame combo that'll easily rival the Snowtrekker tents for 1/5th of the cost.


Eric - Canvas tents can be bought on-line. Snowtrekker is the most popular brand but there are other companies. Some take old canvas tents and convert them for winter-use (ie w/ woodstove). Stoves can be easily made yourself using 22gauge or 26gauge sheet metal or bought from stores like LeBaron. I've made two stoves. Easy project that can be completed over a wknd.
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Joined: June 9th, 2009, 11:08 pm

September 30th, 2013, 7:58 pm #8

I want to get myself a winter canvas tent for backcountry camping. Anyone have ideas where I might get one? I've found a few places for new ones online but would prefer older/used one for affordability. Maybe you know of a friend that is selling or know about a military surplus store that has a decent one in stock. I'm located just east of Toronto. Thanks.
Working on getting my prospector tent ready for winter. Those photos have pushed tho closer to the top of my list!

Where do people position their stoves - near the door or in a back corner?

I have searched the web and some recommend the stove pipe out the roof and others out the side. With only a 3 foot wall on my tent I suspect it will need to go out roof or the back wall - any tips?

Anyone know of a canvas shop in Toronto to sew in my stove ring.

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October 1st, 2013, 12:06 pm #9

I want to get myself a winter canvas tent for backcountry camping. Anyone have ideas where I might get one? I've found a few places for new ones online but would prefer older/used one for affordability. Maybe you know of a friend that is selling or know about a military surplus store that has a decent one in stock. I'm located just east of Toronto. Thanks.
Hi T,

If you can find the book "A Snow Walker's Companion", you'll learn everything you need for winter camping. Another great resource is the wintertrekking.com site/forum.
http://www.amazon.ca/Snow-Walkers-Compa ... 0070228922

Re: stove position, traditional placement is by the front door and off to the side. Reasons being:
- The stove will draw cold air through the main entrance instead of across your living space. Not sure how significant this is personally as I've always had my stoves off to the side and by the front door.
- Wood-hauling will be easier since you're not dragging wood across your living space. Bringing wood in is at least a 1x per day ritual.

Re: stove out the roof vs side, this will depend on your tent design. If you have "walls" then I recommend through the roof with an elbow perhaps to redirect sparks. It goes without saying but the more piping you have inside the tent, the better since you're capturing as much of the heat as possible. Also, the straighter you keep your piping, the better your stove will burn (ie better air draw).

Re: stove ring, depending on your stove rings design, you can sew it on yourself using Kevlar thread. The stove ring on my current tent is made of aluminized fabric. I actually only sewed mine on using regular poly thread but will reinforce that with flame retardant Kevlar thread this year just to be safe. It's still holding tho.


Got a pic of your prospector tent? It'd be great to see it.
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Joined: June 9th, 2009, 11:08 pm

October 2nd, 2013, 11:53 pm #10

I want to get myself a winter canvas tent for backcountry camping. Anyone have ideas where I might get one? I've found a few places for new ones online but would prefer older/used one for affordability. Maybe you know of a friend that is selling or know about a military surplus store that has a decent one in stock. I'm located just east of Toronto. Thanks.
Thanks for the great feedback.

Stove pipe ring in hand and my stove is due next week.

Will be setting up the tent once all the parts are here and finalizing the setup.

Will post a pic or two once I get it done.

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