Is there a company or person who makes baker tents using light weight materials?
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Posted by: Guideboatguy on Jan-15-14 2:48 PM (EST)
I was looking at these the other day|
Posted by: deuce on Jan-15-14 3:43 PM (EST)
and ran across this vendor. http://beckelcanvas.com/products_view.php?products_id=25 They have a drawing of the nylon version with a fire in front of it. Not sure why since as GBG says we all know what a wayward ember will do to it. Tempted to call and ask them about that.
This is why:|
Posted by: Guideboatguy on Jan-15-14 3:58 PM (EST)
Are you familiar with them?|
Posted by: deuce on Jan-15-14 4:01 PM (EST)
They seem like a cool little company. I've toyed with getting one of their old style Whelens just 'cause. $165 isn't bad.
No. I just like that stuff|
Posted by: Guideboatguy on Jan-15-14 4:04 PM (EST)
I've always loved sleeping by the fire|
Posted by: deuce on Jan-15-14 4:29 PM (EST)
when camping, but of course that's not always an option. Price has prevented me from getting a campfire tent, but............
I have enjoyed sleeping by the fire|
Posted by: rpg51 on Jan-19-14 9:11 AM (EST)
hey thanks GBG|
Posted by: slushpaddler on Jan-16-14 10:11 AM (EST)
I've been pondering a minimalist tent for awhile now and that looks like the ticket...
Posted by: willowleaf on Jan-15-14 6:02 PM (EST)
You might want to check out Tentsmith's site. They make just about every type of canvas tent imaginable and offer a range of fabrics for any given model as well as accessories like stove flaps. Cool company -- I ordered some specialized fabric from them a couple years ago and the salesperson was very helpful on the phone. They do a lot of custom work but have stock models as well.
Another Vote for Cookes|
Posted by: TOPHER on Jan-15-14 7:16 PM (EST)
Posted by: rblturtle on Jan-16-14 6:33 AM (EST)
I am a 18th century living history participant and have several canvas tents made by Panther Primitives. It is a good family business and I have had good experiences. No mosqueto netting or such,but they make several bakers and whellands in different weight canvas. The also will do custom tents to your plans.
Posted by: meat094 on Jan-22-14 6:17 PM (EST)
I think Tentsmith will make their tents in Oiled Egyptian Cotton which drops the weight, but raises the price.
Posted by: rblturtle on Jan-23-14 6:07 AM (EST)
All my canvas tents and flys I chose "Sunforger" canvas without the fire retardant treatment. It's lite durable,and they never leak.One is 15 years old and has had much use summer and winter.
Posted by: richardp on Jan-23-14 10:26 AM (EST)
Also know as the Campfire Tent (do a search and there is much info). Seems like only Cooke makes a nylon version. I have always wanted one, perhaps some day... Although not light weight (or cheap)check out:
One minor detail|
Posted by: Guideboatguy on Jan-23-14 10:49 AM (EST)
As long as this discussion is still going, I might as well point out something that many have no doubt noticed but has not been mentioned. The Cooke's Custom Sewing tent being talked about here is not "really" a campfire tent or baker tent. It's similar, but instead of having a short vertical wall at the back end, the roof just keeps sloping all the way to the ground. A true campfire tent also has vertical flaps alongside the entryway, not just an awning. However, for a lightweight alternative to the canvas original, it's close enough in general principle.
Posted by: rblturtle on Jan-23-14 12:14 PM (EST)
The Baker type tent that tapers to the ground without a vertical wall is called a Whelan style. They are simpler to make,easier to set up,lighter,but lack vertical space in the rear. I took my prinitive floorless tent on a summer canoe trip once and bleac flys got in through the gaps.
Not the same as a Whelan either|
Posted by: Guideboatguy on Jan-23-14 12:22 PM (EST)
Posted by: rblturtle on Jan-24-14 6:59 AM (EST)
One simple modification I have done on my Whalens and wedge tents,is 2 ties attached to the roof 1-2 feet from the sharp edge. You can then attach 2 lite lines to them to pull up and create a lot more hight with the same tent. You don't have to use them,but if you have or can create a skyhook to tie them to,they are a big improvment.
Posted by: dancookeccs on Jan-25-14 6:41 PM (EST)
Having made many true Whelens,Buckley style dryflys Leans and one Campfire tent all of nylon. A huge difference between the Baker and Campfire tent shapes and all the other mentioned ones is the sewn in vertical back wall. All of the others can be set and used as a flat albeit unique edge shaped tarp.
Another canvas option|
Posted by: taj on Jan-24-14 1:58 PM (EST)
is this guy: https://www.strinztipi.com/estore/
Posted by: rblturtle on Jan-25-14 11:08 AM (EST)
I have a small canvas wedge tent with doors on both ends. I sometimes lift one side on up poles to create a wheland type tent. If it's really owly weather,you can close it up snug.
Light weight isn't necessarily modern|
Posted by: Guideboatguy on Feb-02-14 5:02 PM (EST)
Posted by: kybishop on Feb-03-14 8:25 AM (EST)