Camping with Canvas Tents

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Camping with Canvas Tents

Through the years I have experienced camping in a variety of settings. Weather conditions can play a huge role in the outcome of a successful camping trip. Growing up in Boy Scouts and now in leadership through a Christian based Scouting program Royal Rangers, I have come to appreciate "great" camping gear. Providing quality gear for the boy's helps them experience all the outdoors has to offer, and makes for a more pleasurable experience.

I have always preferred canvas tents, they have a reputation for long lasting performance, and with proper care and storage you could easily use a canvas tent for many years. There were a few rules we had to follow when I was a boy, like not touching the canvas from the inside of the tent while it was raining, because it would cause the rain to penetrate through the canvas material creating a moisture problem inside the tent, but with the latest in canvas technology this is no longer a problem. The boys can touch the inside of the tent all they like, as boys do, and they will not wick or leak water. They are made with Hydra-Shield canvas, which is custom woven treated canvas, a double fill (two threads twisted together) and a silicone-based saturation treatment that is water tight, breathable and durable, for superior waterproofing & strength. The older traditional single thread canvas tents were, light weave canvas with paraffin or oil based treatment applied directly to the exterior of the canvas. This would wear off and need to be re-applied more often to maintain waterproofing.

When considering the purchase of a canvas tent, I recommend checking out our great selection of canvas tents. Experience for yourself how enjoyable camping can be with a high quality canvas tent.

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1 comment

  • Jeff

    Canvas tents are heavy, bulky and require special care. But, after camping for many decades, I believe they provide the absolute best camping experience! If taken care of, they last a very long time. They are strong, breathe well and comfortable. When I am car camping, I wouldn’t choose anything else. Good camping equipment is an investment, but quality gear provides the best value over time in my opinion. Thanks for selling the best “stuff”.

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