How To Care For Your Wall Tent - Canvas Tent


We here at Big Sky Canvas want to make sure you care for your investment properly.  Our canvas tents have been used all over the United States in a variety of environments for 40+ years and are built to last generations. Like other fine pieces of equipment, tools, and clothing, proper maintenance is required. Here are a few tips to care for your Wall Tent:

Zipper Preservation: Have zipper unzipped when placing/removing wall tents over a frame to prevent too much stress on zipper.

Set up Location: Be aware of which trees emit resins and avoid setting up under these types of trees. This is also important to review for where you place your tent stove to avoid sparks hitting trees when your tent stove is in use.   

Set up tent: consider prevailing winds to keep sparks from blowing onto wall tents to prevent roof damage and repair costs.  

Snow: Do not allow snow or water to accumulate onto the canvas. The heavy weight will cause the canvas to stretch, sag and eventually leak. Sweep snow and water from the top of the tent after it has accumulated or prevent accumulation by using a rain fly or tent fly.  Most canvas tents are sold with a tent fly or rain fly to to help keep water and snow off of the roof.  We have outfitter customers that setup their hunting tents for 45 to 60 days at a time and follow these care instructions and have great success with their wall tents. 

Mildew: Moisture from condensation, dampness, rain and snow can leave your tent damp after an excursion. Even small amounts of moisture can leave your tent susceptible to mold and mildew growth. Never use bleach on wall tents as bleach destroys the treatment. Wherever bleach is used the tent is likely to leak. We suggest using our Mold and Mildew cleaner and blocker. Available online and at our store front.

Coming Home: When transporting a wet tent home from an excursion, immediately set it up at home until it can be dried and stored properly. Mildew will begin to grow on stored, wet canvas in a few short days. The quickest way to destroy a tent is to put it away wet or damp. Store the tent in a cool, dry location.  If you are in our neck of the woods we dry and repair canvas tents every year for customers along with multiple hunting outfitters.

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