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Cabin Tents for Winter Survival

Survival Preparedness - Create Your Survival Homestead

A Survival Preparedness Plan - Creates Peace of Mind, Saves You Money, Ensures You Get The Job Done

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Canvas wall tents are considered year-round, or four season, and are often used by hunting guides, hunting parties, and even those who need a semi-permanent shelter on a remote property. Also, because they will usually come with the parts necessary, you can install a woodstove. In the winter, even in the Rocky Mountains, one of these tents can be not only life-saving, but pretty comfy cozy, as well.

Ask me. Back in 1999, my then-husband made a wall tent out of those silver tarps, lodgepole pine poles that he cut down himself, and rope.

Would I recommend that you do the same? Only if you are broke down in a National Forest somewhere in the mountains and happen to have all the necessities on hand. We did. Read on...

Homemade Wall Tent

He used our largest tarp, a heavy-duty silver (20x30), and centered and draped it over a thirty-foot (30’) center pole that he created by cutting down a lodge pole pine (hence the name). When draped lengthwise, ten-foot of tarp hung down on each side of the center pole.

"Lodgepole Pines" are tall slender trees most common in the mountains of the American West. They were the source of the poles used in teepees or "lodges"

Four other poles at least 20’ in length, two on each end of the center pole, were used to raise and support the tent. This was done by placing the end poles basically in an "X" that looked more like an "A" where poles crossed high up, more like the peak of the "A", than crossed in the center like an "X".  The center pole rested in the notch created where the two end poles crossed.
Taking two more tarps (10x20) and beginning in the center at the peak, he sewed (using sinew and leather needles) the end pieces to the roof tarp.  The height of the tent was approximately 10' and the width was a little less than 20'.  The bottom ends of the tent was straight across and actually hung against the ground.

The top followed the angle of the roof tarp at the top. As he sewed he cut off the excess that was created by the peaked angle.  At the very peak, he left a hole around the center pole, which enabled the pole to be removed once the tent was lowered, it also allowed for ventilation.

He then cut and sewed tarps on the sides and sewed the tarps together at the corners.  The center pole and end poles were on the inside of the tent.  When raised it had straight sides that rose about 3' high before meeting the sloping sides of the roof.

Woodstove In a Tent

When finished, the tarptent had a roomy 30' x 15' interior, with enough room for a bed, tables for eating and to use as a counter the kitchen, and a woodstove a friend had made us out of a 55-gallon drum. This homemade stove was what we used to heat the tent and to heat water for cooking and bathing.

I sewed metal flashing to the roof where the stove pipe would exit the tent. I then cut away tarp material within the area covered by the flashing, leaving just enough to hold the flashing in place. I then attached a second piece of flashing to the inside, sandwiching the tarp between the two pieces of flashing.

We also used a stove-pipe collar mounted in a hole in the flashing to prevent the plastic tarp coming in contact with the hot stove pipe.  The stovepipe rose higher than the peak of the tent and was covered by a mesh spark arrester.
For one month from mid-December to mid-January we lived in this tent. There was snow on the ground, and ice would form on the sides and ceiling of the tent, but with the wood stove, it was actually quite cozy.

Before you decide to do what he did, check out some of these wall tents. I think you'll find they are better made, will last longer, and are definitely easier to put up.

Wall Tents in All Shapes

WHITEDUCK ALPHA CANVAS WALL TENT

Waterproof 4 Season Tent w/Heavy Duty Aluminum Frame & PVC Floor, Best for Large Groups, Families & Outfitters

  • Canvas Alpha Wall Tent includes the complete tent with aluminum frame, rafter angle kits and free-floating PVC floor. Basic features include the stove jack with flap, durable 3-layer large triangular windows, zippered door with storm flap, bug mesh, sod cloth and all standard essentials packed in a waterproof tent bag for easy transport and storage
  • The door and windows come equipped with a PVC dipped mesh which is robust and does not tear easily. 
  • Durable 3-layer large triangular distinctive windows come with clear polyvinyl flap with a durable Velcro fastening system for letting in natural light without losing the heat from your stove, better ventilation and clear views. 
  • Requires two or three people to pitch the tent.

  • 100% cotton 8.5 oz. Army Duck Canvas in beige color, Waterproof, Mildew & UV Resistant, also available with Fire Retardant Finish.
  • High Quality Sewn-in PE groundsheet, 5” wide Stove Jack opening, Standard Bug Mesh on Door and three Windows, 4 Strategic Vents for extra ventilation, Heavy duty trouble-free top grade zippers for maximum functionality, Galvanized Steel Entrance Pole and Center Pole, Tool Kit that includes Pegs, Pins, Rain Cap and Rubber Mallet- ALL packed in waterproof tent bag
  • HIGH QUALITY FEATURES: The bell tent has 2 layered windows and 2 layered door; canvas cover that could be rolled up and additional bug mesh to keep the bugs out yet allowing for the cool breeze to come in for a calm long night sleep. The windows and door come with heavy duty trouble-free top grade zippers that you can rely on. It also includes high quality sewn-in PE groundsheet for additional bug protection and to keep rain water out. All the seams are double stitched, corners are reinforced

HAPPYBUY CANVAS WALL TENT

14X16ft, Wall Tent with PVC Storm Flap, Large Canvas Wall Tent Waterproof

  • The canvas tent with stove is made of upgrade 300gsm cotton canvas with waterproof treatment and has double-stitched, corners are reinforced for added strength. It is more durable to protect you from the rain and snow.
  • The large canvas tent boasts large rectangle distinctive windows, a top dormer with PVC storm flap, two vents on the front and back and two stove holes for safe cooking and heating, thus letting in natural light without losing the heat from your stove, for better ventilation, and clear views.
  • Our 4-season canvas wall tent suitable for all weather. In winter, you can install a stove to keep warm. Suited for elk hunting, family tents for camping, and even just living in a tent.
  • Weatherproof wall tents for camping are made from heavy-duty 16 oz. polyvinyl. It requires two or three people to pitch the tent. High-quality powder-coated steel brackets and galvanized frame tubes, tight nylon rope are all provided for installation.
The main reason I'm including these canvas wall tents is that should you acquire your remote survival bugout location, but are looking for some type of shelter that isn't going to strain the prepping budget, one of these tents might be the perfect solution. These would be perfect for caching in place, so that once you reach your bugout location, the tent can easily be erected, giving you an immediate survival shelter.