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Title: Scout Canvas Wall Tent
Post by: Wilderbeast on September 17, 2013, 11:53:05 AM


Looking for a real, old fashioned, made in the USA canvas wall tent? I just found a deal. These were made on a contract for a scout camp that fell through, so I am able to buy them at a steep discount.

These tents are all either new or very, very close to it (used maybe a week).

These are perfect for family camping, hunting camp, or use at a bushcraft retreat.

They measure 9 feet wide, 7.5 feet long, 7 feet tall in the center and 3ft tall on the sides. Perfect size for 2 GI cots on the sides with room in the middle. Some minor construction details may differ, but they will all be essentially the same as the picture.

4 tent stakes included, poles are not included at this price. This works to make it much cheaper because shipping the poles almost triples the shipping price, so you get a better deal if you make or buy some locally. This also gives you the flexibility to either use poles or build a framework from PVC. I will include a set of plans to build the frames with the measurements for either a frame or poles.


I can also get stove jacks for an additional $75.00.

The tents are $195.00 plus shipping

(http://ep.yimg.com/ay/yhst-40864295455031/scout-canvas-wall-tent-3.gif)
Title: Re: Scout Canvas Wall Tent
Post by: madmax on September 17, 2013, 11:59:02 AM
That price is killer for a canvas tent.
Title: Re: Scout Canvas Wall Tent
Post by: Wilderbeast on September 17, 2013, 12:10:22 PM
That price is killer for a canvas tent.

Well then, spread the word  ;).

I've seen similar size canvas wall tents listed for $400+
Title: Re: Scout Canvas Wall Tent
Post by: OutdoorEnvy on September 17, 2013, 12:21:41 PM
Very cool piece of gear.  Canvas rocks!
Title: Re: Scout Canvas Wall Tent
Post by: greyhound352 on September 17, 2013, 01:12:39 PM
Man that pic brings back some memories from boy scouts. I use to live in one of those for 8 weeks every summer.
Title: Re: Scout Canvas Wall Tent
Post by: kanukkarhu on September 17, 2013, 02:58:08 PM
Wow, noice!!! :)

Oh wait...  :-\ I remember this now... this is the time I wish I had the cash and lived in the US...  It's all coming back now....

I bet these will fly out of your shop.
Title: Re: Scout Canvas Wall Tent
Post by: Dano on September 17, 2013, 03:27:31 PM
Those certainly do bring back memories!  Spent a few weeks in them as an assistant when my boys were in Scouts.  Wish I had the cash to drop on a couple for old times sake!  With a stove, cot and small table, a guy could make a killer deer hunting camp with one of them!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Beast, you sure come across some cool stuff!!
Title: Re: Scout Canvas Wall Tent
Post by: mas337 on December 11, 2013, 06:15:59 AM
I'm late to this thread - was just searching for boy scout tent on Google.  Are there any left?
Title: Re: Scout Canvas Wall Tent
Post by: Wilderbeast on December 11, 2013, 06:26:25 AM
I'm late to this thread - was just searching for boy scout tent on Google.  Are there any left?

Yes, these are still available, I'm sending you a message.

Welcome to Blades & Bushcraft
Title: Re: Scout Canvas Wall Tent
Post by: woodsrunner on December 11, 2013, 03:16:54 PM
have you got an approx weight on these Mike?...thanks
Title: Re: Scout Canvas Wall Tent
Post by: Wilderbeast on December 11, 2013, 03:24:33 PM
have you got an approx weight on these Mike?...thanks

They are in the 25 lb range. 
Title: Re: Scout Canvas Wall Tent
Post by: wolfy on December 11, 2013, 04:30:32 PM
Are the corners grommeted & laced with rope, so the sidewalls can be rolled up independently of the front & back?   Just thought I'd ask, so you could point it out as an additional feature.  If they are, it's a real plus because the flaps and ends roll up & tie very neatly.  That lets you air everything out during the day and you can just use it like a tarp/canopy for shade in the heat of the day.

I've got one of these nice B.S.A. tents that's at least 30 years old & can vouch for the great quality!

                                                                  :tent:

Title: Re: Scout Canvas Wall Tent
Post by: upthecreek on December 11, 2013, 04:35:09 PM
They are cool. Just like the tents at the reservation I went to 30 or 40 years ago. I wish I could say I needed one....

Creek :camp:
Title: Re: Scout Canvas Wall Tent
Post by: Wilderbeast on December 11, 2013, 04:49:21 PM
Are the corners grommeted & laced with rope, so the sidewalls can be rolled up independently of the front & back?   Just thought I'd ask, so you could point it out as an additional feature.  If they are, it's a real plus because the flaps and ends roll up & tie very neatly.  That lets you air everything out during the day and you can just use it like a tarp/canopy for shade in the heat of the day.

I've got one of these nice B.S.A. tents that's at least 30 years old & can vouch for the great quality!

                                                                  :tent:

Excellent question, I haven't set one up but I'll ask the guy that makes them and find out.
Title: Re: Scout Canvas Wall Tent
Post by: woodsrunner on December 12, 2013, 12:03:45 PM
thanks Mike...i passed this link on to a trapper friend of mine, i know hes been lookin for a fairly compact wall tent to use for next years trapping season...might just fit the bill!...Dave
Title: Re: Scout Canvas Wall Tent
Post by: Wilderbeast on December 12, 2013, 01:04:59 PM
thanks Mike...i passed this link on to a trapper friend of mine, i know hes been lookin for a fairly compact wall tent to use for next years trapping season...might just fit the bill!...Dave

Thanks Dave, much appreciated. 
Title: Re: Scout Canvas Wall Tent
Post by: Wilderbeast on December 13, 2013, 04:37:20 PM
Are the corners grommeted & laced with rope, so the sidewalls can be rolled up independently of the front & back?   Just thought I'd ask, so you could point it out as an additional feature.  If they are, it's a real plus because the flaps and ends roll up & tie very neatly.  That lets you air everything out during the day and you can just use it like a tarp/canopy for shade in the heat of the day.

I've got one of these nice B.S.A. tents that's at least 30 years old & can vouch for the great quality!

                                                                  :tent:

I checked today, the side walls do indeed roll up independently from the front and back of the tent.
Title: Re: Scout Canvas Wall Tent
Post by: letmeout2camp on January 26, 2014, 08:58:55 AM
Do you still have any of these tents left? I'd be interested in one.
Title: Re: Scout Canvas Wall Tent
Post by: Wilderbeast on January 26, 2014, 09:08:20 AM
Do you still have any of these tents left? I'd be interested in one.

First let me welcome you to Blades and Bushcraft.

Second, I sure do have them available.  PM sent.
Title: Re: Scout Canvas Wall Tent
Post by: Ole Geezer on February 10, 2014, 06:17:51 PM
How would I go about ordering one of these Boy Scout tents? How do you think they would work for a hunting tent in Alabama?
Title: Re: Scout Canvas Wall Tent
Post by: Wilderbeast on February 10, 2014, 06:22:22 PM
How would I go about ordering one of these Boy Scout tents? How do you think they would work for a hunting tent in Alabama?

I think they would work just fine as a hunting camp tent.

If you want to order one just PM me with your zip code so I can figure shipping and I'll give you payment instructions.
Title: Re: Scout Canvas Wall Tent
Post by: letmeout2camp on February 13, 2014, 09:14:08 PM
Just had to write this. I put up the tent up in my backyard just before the storm arrived here in PA. We spent part of the day building a snow wall around it then stopped for a fire outside and a nice meal inside. It worked great! Just an occasional tap to get the snow off. Other than that is was excellent. We're expecting more snow tonight so I'm out for a night snooze in a moment. Thanks for a great tent!
Title: Re: Scout Canvas Wall Tent
Post by: letterfive on March 09, 2014, 07:08:33 PM
These tents are great. Do you still have any available? I'd be interested in buying a few.
Title: Re: Scout Canvas Wall Tent
Post by: Wilderbeast on March 10, 2014, 01:50:14 PM
These tents are great. Do you still have any available? I'd be interested in buying a few.

I do have some available.

Shoot me a PM with your address and how many you are looking for.  I'll figure you a total with shipping and give you payment instructions.

Thanks
Title: Re: Scout Canvas Wall Tent
Post by: Wilderbeast on June 29, 2014, 06:13:45 AM
I have one of these left and when its gone that's it.  There won't be any more.

Thanks
Title: Re: Scout Canvas Wall Tent
Post by: MnSportsman on June 29, 2014, 09:21:44 AM
  I will mention it to my oldest son. He & I were talking about tents couple weeks back & since the grandboys are getting bigger, he could use a larger tent. He mostly car camps with his family, so the size/weight would not be an issue for him. They went on a road trip/vacation to Calif. last week, & I think he returns today or tomorrow & I will try to remember to mention it.
:)
Title: Re: Scout Canvas Wall Tent
Post by: Wilderbeast on June 29, 2014, 10:01:56 AM
  I will mention it to my oldest son. He & I were talking about tents couple weeks back & since the grandboys are getting bigger, he could use a larger tent. He mostly car camps with his family, so the size/weight would not be an issue for him. They went on a road trip/vacation to Calif. last week, & I think he returns today or tomorrow & I will try to remember to mention it.
:)

 :thumbsup:

Thanks JB, just let me know.
Title: Re: Scout Canvas Wall Tent
Post by: Wilderbeast on July 22, 2014, 06:43:21 AM
These are still available. 
Title: Re: Scout Canvas Wall Tent
Post by: MnSportsman on July 22, 2014, 07:27:37 PM
I had forgotten Mike. They ended up staying a couple more days & had to get some work done on their vehicle before crossing back to MN. When they returned fromthe vacation, and after hearing of their having to spend the knd of money to get their vehicle repaired. Buying a tent wasn't part of the equation.

Ooops. Waaalll....Crap happens... Glad to hear they are still available one "my" end, but if someone gets there first... Well... them is the breaks. :shrug:

  He will be coming up this weekend & I will try to remember to mention it again then. Gonna smoke about 80 -100 racks of ribs for a festival,& he is the "helper". "Captive audience" anyway. I will try to remember, regardless...I will do my best to let him know.
 ;)



Title: Re: Scout Canvas Wall Tent
Post by: Wilderbeast on July 22, 2014, 07:33:45 PM
I had forgotten Mike. They ended up staying a couple more days & had to get some work done on their vehicle before crossing back to MN. When they returned fromthe vacation, and after hearing of their having to spend the knd of money to get their vehicle repaired. Buying a tent wasn't part of the equation.

Ooops. Waaalll....Crap happens... Glad to hear they are still available one "my" end, but if someone gets there first... Well... them is the breaks. :shrug:

  He will be coming up this weekend & I will try to remember to mention it again then. Gonna smoke about 80 -100 racks of ribs for a festival,& he is the "helper". "Captive audience" anyway. I will try to remember, regardless...I will do my best to let him know.
 ;)





No problem JB, my supplier came up with some more tents so I should have them available for a while yet.
Title: Re: Scout Canvas Wall Tent
Post by: crashdive123 on July 23, 2014, 04:06:51 AM
Those are great tents that have given me many of fond memories from my Scouting days.
Title: Re: Scout Canvas Wall Tent
Post by: upthecreek on July 23, 2014, 10:23:19 AM
I can't wait to get mine situated. :)

Creek
Title: Re: Scout Canvas Wall Tent
Post by: rotovator on August 01, 2014, 12:49:12 AM
How many left?
Title: Re: Scout Canvas Wall Tent
Post by: Wilderbeast on August 01, 2014, 06:57:12 AM
How many left?

Plenty left.  PM replied.
Title: Re: Scout Canvas Wall Tent
Post by: PetrifiedWood on August 24, 2014, 10:08:19 AM
Great price compared to some of the prices I've seen while browsing around.  :shocked:
Title: Re: Scout Canvas Wall Tent
Post by: mas337 on October 10, 2014, 08:56:12 AM
I bought one of these from WB awhile back, and have had a lot of fun with it since.  Thought I should post some pics...

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5491/12090647765_b2e31675dd_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/jqpJme)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7328/12784566554_0bcb54c79e_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ktJfeh)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3708/12306509565_5c1ee975bf_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/jKu5xp)

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5531/12791836114_f6426a1b60_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/kunvdw)
Title: Re: Scout Canvas Wall Tent
Post by: upthecreek on October 10, 2014, 10:25:15 AM
That is awesome mas. I have one needing to be set up. I'm hoping I get started this weekend. If my luck runs, I may get a pic of the tent and the beast around the 20th!

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5491/12090647765_b2e31675dd_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/jqpJme)


The way you set yours up with the external poles may tweek my plan a little bit. Great job.

Also. Is the 9 x7 length and width seem about right. I'm temped to unfold mine and measure the seams.

Creek
Title: Re: Scout Canvas Wall Tent
Post by: eventide451 on October 18, 2014, 05:25:25 PM
I bought one of these from WB awhile back, and have had a lot of fun with it since.  Thought I should post some pics...


How did you work the stove jack?  Did you cut the canvas or is it just the stove jack square clamped in place to the existing door cut?
Title: Re: Scout Canvas Wall Tent
Post by: woodsrunner on October 23, 2014, 05:26:38 AM
nice job setting that up mas337...looks swell :)...woods
Title: Re: Scout Canvas Wall Tent
Post by: Wilderbeast on November 07, 2014, 10:53:22 AM
Veteran's Day special, these are 25% off at $145.99 plus shipping.
Title: Re: Scout Canvas Wall Tent
Post by: zammer on November 07, 2014, 11:56:12 AM
Where's my canucks bro wannabe.....?
Title: Re: Scout Canvas Wall Tent
Post by: xj35s on November 07, 2014, 12:01:04 PM
sent 2 pm's.
Title: Re: Scout Canvas Wall Tent
Post by: Wilderbeast on November 07, 2014, 12:12:29 PM
sent 2 pm's.

PM's replied to.

Folks I'm going to put one more up for sale at this sale price $145.99 + shipping.

Where's my canucks bro wannabe.....?

Thanks Zammer, wannabe and I already spoke  :).
Title: Re: Scout Canvas Wall Tent
Post by: zammer on November 07, 2014, 04:47:44 PM
ok...cool,
Title: Re: Scout Canvas Wall Tent
Post by: Wilderbeast on November 12, 2014, 06:28:27 PM
Just another bump, these are on sale until the end of the week.
Title: Re: Scout Canvas Wall Tent
Post by: xj35s on November 13, 2014, 12:41:10 PM
Got mine this afternoon. Absolutely amazing. I can't thank you enough.  Brand new not gov't surplus for that price. I will cherish it. I can't wait until next spring.

Beast! I almost threw them away. Always check your packages from mike. He threw in a pair of wool finger mittens. Man they fit good too. My last order had p51 can openers thrown in. Great doing business with you always. Thank you.!

I want to set up a seating area like this with the tent nearby.

(http://cdn.goodshomedesign.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/campfire.jpg)
Title: Re: Scout Canvas Wall Tent
Post by: Wilderbeast on November 16, 2014, 03:09:04 PM
Got mine this afternoon. Absolutely amazing. I can't thank you enough.  Brand new not gov't surplus for that price. I will cherish it. I can't wait until next spring.

Beast! I almost threw them away. Always check your packages from mike. He threw in a pair of wool finger mittens. Man they fit good too. My last order had p51 can openers thrown in. Great doing business with you always. Thank you.!


So that's where all my missing stuff ended up  ;).
Glad you like the mittens and especially the tent, that sitting area is going to be awesome.

In case anyone else wants one of the scout tents the sale is going on until midnight tonight.



Title: Re: Scout Canvas Wall Tent
Post by: mas337 on November 22, 2014, 04:44:29 PM
I bought one of these from WB awhile back, and have had a lot of fun with it since.  Thought I should post some pics...


How did you work the stove jack?  Did you cut the canvas or is it just the stove jack square clamped in place to the existing door cut?

I just have it clamped for now.  I bought an old Singer to sew the stove jack in, but I need lessons on how to operate it - haha!
Title: Re: Scout Canvas Wall Tent
Post by: Louis85 on March 15, 2015, 06:59:10 PM
Do you still have any of these available?
Title: Re: Scout Canvas Wall Tent
Post by: Wilderbeast on March 15, 2015, 08:18:38 PM
Do you still have any of these available?

Sorry, these are all gone.
Title: Re: Scout Canvas Wall Tent
Post by: upthecreek on April 12, 2015, 12:24:14 PM
These are very nice tents

(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz100/tottaway/tree%20house/100_6219.jpg) (http://s817.photobucket.com/user/tottaway/media/tree%20house/100_6219.jpg.html)

Creek
Title: Re: Scout Canvas Wall Tent
Post by: Wilderbeast on April 12, 2015, 02:05:08 PM
These are very nice tents

(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz100/tottaway/tree%20house/100_6219.jpg) (http://s817.photobucket.com/user/tottaway/media/tree%20house/100_6219.jpg.html)

Creek

Yes they are, I wish I could get more....
Title: Re: Scout Canvas Wall Tent
Post by: wolfy on April 12, 2015, 02:13:39 PM
I need to get mine out of the old non-functioning chest-type freezer that I use to protect equipment from  ravanous mice out at the farm and set it up again.  I love those old canvas wall tents......just seems more like the old-style camping that I remember as a Boy Scout at Camp Cedars.  :)

                                           :camp: :camp: :camp: :camp:
Title: Re: Scout Canvas Wall Tent
Post by: zammer on April 12, 2015, 03:25:44 PM
Like how you snuck that in creek...lol  :cheers:
Title: Re: Scout Canvas Wall Tent
Post by: Howling Dingo on April 12, 2015, 03:44:49 PM
I would just what to live it that tent full time..
Title: Re: Scout Canvas Wall Tent
Post by: wolfy on April 12, 2015, 03:50:16 PM
Neat ridge-pole idea, too.....no obstructions to get in the way on either end. :thumbsup:     These tents are designed to enable the user to roll the doors & walls up, so they can be secured in that position by the attached twill tie-tapes during the heat of the day.......or when you just want a sunshade or an unobstructed view of your surroundings, while lounging in your Adirondack chairs during a refreshing Spring rain shower.  ;D

Creek, you've given me the incentive to build a small platform-floor for our identicle wall tent, too.....not in a tree, though.  I've got some old used lumber that would work quite well for the project and I see no other projects on the horizon, so why not?   Wouldn't cost nuthin' :shrug:
Title: Re: Scout Canvas Wall Tent
Post by: upthecreek on April 12, 2015, 07:37:22 PM

(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz100/tottaway/tree%20house/IMG_1274.jpg) (http://s817.photobucket.com/user/tottaway/media/tree%20house/IMG_1274.jpg.html)

Creek
Title: Re: Scout Canvas Wall Tent
Post by: wolfy on April 12, 2015, 08:24:36 PM
Yeah.......like that! 8) :thumbsup:

                       :tent:
Title: Re: Scout Canvas Wall Tent
Post by: 1066vik on April 13, 2015, 07:59:36 PM
love the way you did that ridge-pole.
brilliant!
Title: Re: Scout Canvas Wall Tent
Post by: MnSportsman on April 13, 2015, 08:14:17 PM
Outstanding UTC!
:thumbsup:


Looking Great!
:D


:cheers:
Title: Re: Scout Canvas Wall Tent
Post by: Bcelect on November 09, 2016, 08:34:22 PM

Nice tents. I hope to have a couple at my doorstep in a couple of weeks.
Title: Re: Scout Canvas Wall Tent
Post by: upthecreek on November 10, 2016, 07:02:48 PM
They are nice tents. I'm going to set mine back up after Thanksgiving. I plan to get the stove jack installed and the stove up and running once/if the weather gets cold.

Creek
Title: Re: Scout Canvas Wall Tent
Post by: Bcelect on November 10, 2016, 08:44:59 PM
Cool. Where do you plan on cutting in the jack? I am hoping to use mine as a hammock hot tent.
Title: Re: Scout Canvas Wall Tent
Post by: upthecreek on November 11, 2016, 04:16:57 AM
I'm not exactly sure yet. I'm going to do a little searching as to how others have done it then decide based on how I think my sleeping arrangements will be and safety.

Creek
Title: Re: Scout Canvas Wall Tent
Post by: xj35s on November 11, 2016, 04:30:55 AM
I think most go through the top of the doors. No cutting. I've seen the hot tent.  This scout tent is 7' long and my hammock is 11'. I don't think Enough diagonal hang can be done to make it fit.

I have a lot of Ripstop so I may sew up a light weight one.
Title: Re: Scout Canvas Wall Tent
Post by: Bcelect on September 06, 2018, 04:00:04 PM
Selling my Used Scout tent. No major issues, a few soot marks a small hole here and there. Setting up in the rain will close all the pores. I used it for winter camping last winter -11 with a Kni-co medium stove, plenty warm. Stove jack out the back door, no modifications to tent. Angle kit for 1" EMT included. You cut your own tubing or closet rod, internal frame. If interested, I will post some pictures.
$195 plus shipping. Paypal.
Title: Re: Scout Canvas Wall Tent
Post by: Unknown on September 06, 2018, 05:05:09 PM
Interested in pictures. And the tent.
Title: Re: Scout Canvas Wall Tent
Post by: Bcelect on September 06, 2018, 07:01:44 PM
Cool I will set it up tomorrow and take some pictures. Where are you located so I can get an estimate on shipping?
Title: Re: Scout Canvas Wall Tent
Post by: Unknown on September 06, 2018, 07:37:11 PM
A re read revealed the fact + shipping. NE OK USA. PM if needed
Title: Re: Scout Canvas Wall Tent
Post by: wsdstan on September 06, 2018, 07:48:35 PM
Put it in Classifieds and with a photo. 
Title: Re: Scout Canvas Wall Tent
Post by: Bcelect on September 12, 2018, 06:55:19 PM
I guess I need to up my posting count so I can post in classifieds.