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Old 06-27-2020, 08:28 AM   #1
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I’m in the market for a canvas tent and need some recommendations. I was going to order one from Cole’s in San Angelo, but the company that they use is having a hard time finding materials. I’m needing a 10x14. I have been looking at WhiteDuck, Trek and Kodiak. Anybody have any experience with these brands?
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Old 06-27-2020, 08:57 AM   #2
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Kodiak are well used up here. Do you want a wall tent with a stove option or just a camping canvas tent for warmer weather ?
Davis Tent in Denver is one of the best for wall tents. Great folks to work with and quality products.
Davis usually has some on sale during the summer.

Kodiak canvas would be my recc. for a camping tent. They hold up to weather well from what I've been told.
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Old 06-27-2020, 10:31 AM   #3
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really like my Davis Tent canvas wall tent - been using it 25 yrs, several times a year. held up well to many a snow storm. makes a hunt camp plenty cozy.
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Old 06-27-2020, 10:48 AM   #4
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Agree with above re: Davis Tents if looking for a larger wall tent. we’ve had ours for 20 years and have used it yearly in SW CO, been through snow storms, windy conditions, etc., very comfortable when combined with a wood stove.
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Old 06-27-2020, 11:19 AM   #5
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I’ve put my Kodiak Deluxe 10x14 thru heck from here to Wyoming and it’s served us well.
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Old 06-27-2020, 12:09 PM   #6
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Kodiak 10x14
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Old 06-27-2020, 04:54 PM   #7
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I just pulled the trigger on the 10 x 14 Super Deluxe with a free ground tarp for $599 a couple weeks ago, but I see that the sale is off now. I added the vestibule and will be using this for my Montana moose and Arizona antelope hunts this fall.
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Old 06-27-2020, 05:05 PM   #8
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I like my Kodiak and would recommend them.
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Old 06-27-2020, 05:07 PM   #9
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I have the Kodiak 10 X 14 VX. I recommend the VX because you get side window vents. Instead of pounding in all the stakes I use 14" lag bolts and an impact. I can stake the tent in under 5 minutes. It goes up and down fast.
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Old 06-27-2020, 07:25 PM   #10
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I have the Kodiak 10 X 14 VX. I recommend the VX because you get side window vents. Instead of pounding in all the stakes I use 14" lag bolts and an impact. I can stake the tent in under 5 minutes. It goes up and down fast.
Great idea about the lag bolts!
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Old 06-28-2020, 03:24 PM   #11
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If you are looking to buy then Davis is the best. If you get into it and decide you don't want to buy, I rent a wall tent set up.

(3) 14x16 Davis Wall Tents with wood burning stoves, floors and rainfly's
(12) Davis cots and bedrolls
(1) 400qt Grizzly cooler
Several other accessories all in a 6x12 covered trailer.

Rent the entire rig for $200/day.

PM me with any questions.
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Old 06-28-2020, 03:36 PM   #12
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Great idea about the lag bolts!
Yes it is.

What diameter lag bolts?
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Old 06-28-2020, 06:34 PM   #13
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Montana Canvas in Belgrade, MT. Seems most guys here in Montana buy them, we love to ‘spend our gold where we mine it” so to speak!

Our county search and rescue team has a large one. Our son has one, and with some serious strapping to steel poles was used during the winter as a crew warm-up place when our home was being framed. We’re on the bluff and the wind can get serious-runs up to 60 gusts. It held up to Montana winter winds.

I looked at their web site and they’re having a summer $ale right now. You might check them out.


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Old 06-28-2020, 06:39 PM   #14
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I like my Kodiak and would recommend them.
x2 Have a 10x10.
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Old 06-28-2020, 07:25 PM   #15
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Old 06-28-2020, 08:40 PM   #16
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Yes it is.

What diameter lag bolts?
3/8" x 14" lag bolts. I also use a fender washer, I bought online at wholesalebolts .com or something like that.
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Old 06-28-2020, 09:15 PM   #17
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I have the Kodiak 10 X 14 VX. I recommend the VX because you get side window vents. Instead of pounding in all the stakes I use 14" lag bolts and an impact. I can stake the tent in under 5 minutes. It goes up and down fast.
**** that is genius

1/2" or 3/8" ?

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Old 06-28-2020, 10:02 PM   #18
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I have a Davis 12x12' herder tent and like it.

Also think about if you want a floor.
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Old 06-28-2020, 10:17 PM   #19
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I have the Kodiak 10 X 14 VX. I recommend the VX because you get side window vents. Instead of pounding in all the stakes I use 14" lag bolts and an impact. I can stake the tent in under 5 minutes. It goes up and down fast.
Genius idea on the lag bolts!
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Old 06-28-2020, 10:19 PM   #20
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Curious if anyone has inside pics of their tents setup with a stove. Trying to figure out stove size in relationship to the tent.
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Old 06-29-2020, 08:01 AM   #21
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Curious if anyone has inside pics of their tents setup with a stove. Trying to figure out stove size in relationship to the tent.

The Davis Tents website has videos that will answer most (if not all) of the questions you’ll have before buying a new tent setup.


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Old 06-29-2020, 08:52 AM   #22
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I like my Kodiak and would recommend them.
Agreed, love mine!
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Old 06-29-2020, 12:56 PM   #23
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I love a traditional wall tent but one of the reasons that I just bought a 10 x 14 Kodiak is the fact that with the vestibule it’s enough for 3-4 guys but when I’m going solo from my truck I can’t quickly and easily pitch it by myself.
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Old 06-29-2020, 03:44 PM   #24
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Davis for a wall tent, Kodiak otherwise. A kodiak and a Mr. Buddy heater is a **** cozy setup.

I'm going to go buy some lag bolts and fender washers for mine now...that's straight up brilliant.
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Old 06-29-2020, 04:30 PM   #25
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Davis for a wall tent, Kodiak otherwise. A kodiak and a Mr. Buddy heater is a **** cozy setup.

I'm going to go buy some lag bolts and fender washers for mine now...that's straight up brilliant.
Yes sir, I agree. I don't have my Kodiak 10 x 14 yet.

How many lag bolts and washers do I need to get?
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Old 06-29-2020, 06:44 PM   #26
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The tent has 16 and the awning has 2. So 18 total. You could probably get away with less but I camp in some high wind areas. I survived 75mph winds in my tent with 14" lag bolts. I also keep a few others in my stake bag with 2 or 3 links of chain on them. I use these to set tarps and guy out other items at camp. The stakes that come with the tent are heavy duty but pounding stakes in hard ground is too much work.
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Old 06-29-2020, 10:08 PM   #27
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Well apparently everybody and their dog are ordering tents right now, everything is sold out or back ordered. I have tried to order from three different companies and they are all out of stock. Kodiak is supposed to have their 10x14 back in stock by July 10th... we shall see.
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Old 06-29-2020, 10:26 PM   #28
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I tried ordering a Kodiak 10x14 a few weeks ago during the sale off Bass Pro and the transaction went through and then i got an email a few days later saying the tent was on back order, and then a follow up email from Bass Pro saying they cancelled my order.

Pretty upset, i was really looking forward to a Kodiak.
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Old 06-29-2020, 11:37 PM   #29
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You could always look into Springbar tents too.


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Old 06-30-2020, 03:31 AM   #30
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I have a Kodiak 8x9 tent. Great for one person and gear at the deer lease. I did tear the canvas on the roof but was able to patch it up pretty good and haven’t had any issues with the patch. Would highly recommend the Kodiak.

I did use a Mr. Buddy heater right before going to sleep and and when waking up. Was nervous about carbon monoxide. This coupled with -35 sleeping bag, kept me plenty warm.

Worked well in high wind and storms.

Only regret was not getting the 10x14 so I could take the boys camping.


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Old 06-30-2020, 08:46 AM   #31
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The tent has 16 and the awning has 2. So 18 total. You could probably get away with less but I camp in some high wind areas. I survived 75mph winds in my tent with 14" lag bolts. I also keep a few others in my stake bag with 2 or 3 links of chain on them. I use these to set tarps and guy out other items at camp. The stakes that come with the tent are heavy duty but pounding stakes in hard ground is too much work.
Yes sir, I'm going to be using the vestibule as well so that's a few more lag bolts needed. I like the idea of extra ones for misc guy lines. I think a order of about 30 should be sufficient.

Do they lag bolts come out of the ground as well as they go in?
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Old 06-30-2020, 10:34 AM   #32
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Yes even in hard ground like Utah and west Texas
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Old 06-30-2020, 12:36 PM   #33
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I have a 9x12 Kodiak I keep up for 4 months out of the year. It's on its 4th year and I love it. It's weathered some hella crazy storms and stays dry as a bone inside but breathes really well
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I tried, they were back ordered until late August...
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Old 06-30-2020, 04:34 PM   #35
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3/8" x 14" lag bolts. I also use a fender washer, I bought online at wholesalebolts .com or something like that.
What do you think works best, a 1.5" or 2" diameter fender washer?
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Great idea a lot less work using lag bolts
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Old 06-30-2020, 10:01 PM   #37
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I would go 1.5”
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Old 06-30-2020, 10:26 PM   #38
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