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Tent, Camper, Trailer... which one are you?
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Post by Outdoor Success » Wed Jul 07, 2010 1:15 pm

Ok saw Fred Bears Video the oldest game (deer hunting in Pen.) and fell in love the the open face tent they used!!!!! I believe a type of lean to any one have any info on these?
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Re: Lean To

Post by TradRag » Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:25 am

I have no info on your request about the Bear lean to. I do use a tarp, Kelty Noah 12', when backpacking in for Elk hunting.
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Re: Lean To

Post by Shovelbuck » Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:34 am

I've not seen what you describe, is it like this?
https://www.strinztipi.com/estore/index.php?crn=269

If not, this guy could more than likely build whatever you need.

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Re: Lean To

Post by Outdoor Success » Thu Jul 08, 2010 1:04 pm

Yes Very simular to that Thank you! That just looks like a blast to camp in!! don't ya think?
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Post by daniel.liss » Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:40 pm

used to make tons of them in the army but I usually just throw a poncho over and sometimes i get lucky and sleep in the humvee even if its a sore back in the morning its better than being wet...... I have used a Parachute once after a jump out of c130 and i got stuck in the tree half of it was on the ground and it was really warm.
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Post by robert n leeper » Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:11 pm

theres an old book by col. whelan, i cant find my copy of it on wilderness camping in the 1940s 50s that has that tent design in it. search online for it ..bubba :geek:
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Re: Lean To

Post by Winter Hawk » Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:44 pm

The link was to a Baker tent. What you may be thinking of is the Whelan tent. Instructions are in "On Your Own In The Wilderness" by Bradford Angier and Colonel Townshend Whelan. Take a look in the tent section of the Track of the Wolf catalog. Angier wrote a bunch of books in the 1950s and 60s on living out in the woods. I think they were all good, just like Calvin Rutstrum's books of the same era.

I made a pack frame like the above book shows. It works okay, but the plans show for it to be narrower on top than at the bottom and the wood frame slides out of the canvas back band. The next one will have the same width at the top as at the bottom.

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Re: Lean To

Post by campcook » Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:45 pm

Primitive Archery Magazine has plans for Whelen's leanto this month. Good luck

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Re: Lean To

Post by campcook » Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:33 pm

Sorry about the bad info I wasn't home when I posted memory not what it used to be the article is in Backwoodsman magazine.

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