I camped next to some guys in Alaska that had the arctic ovens. I was very jealous of their set up.
I think you are on the right track. Go with the sizes you mentioned and do not get a sewed in floor. You can get the floor for the sleep tent from Montana Canvas and stake it in. It has a cut out for the wood burning stove. I would not want any floor in the cook tent. We also put carpet runners on the floor of the sleep tent. Makes it nice. Boots come off at the door. The best wood stove we've found is the Cylinder Stove. Everything fits inside and it will keep you toasty. We have had this set up for 30+ years. Great way to camp. One other thing we do is to put a tarp over the tent to aid with snow. Also, it hangs down far enough on the sides to stack wood under.
Last edited by bigmoose; 06-23-2014 at 07:23 PM.
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Being that you are in Oregon I was going to point you toward Canvas Cabins in Hillsboro.
Turns out the company was purchased by a couple of gentlemen in MT.
I purchased one about 14 years ago and I spend about a month a year in mine.
My advice, go into it just like a gun safe purchase. "Add about 20% to the size you think you want".
If weight is not an issue go with a good canvas one IMO.
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You don't want a sewn-in floor, trust me on this one. They are a pain in the butt! Hard to clean & keep clean. We stake down a tarp & have a canvas tent.
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I have an old canvas tent my dad bought 20 some years ago and it's still going strong, I believe it's a 16x18, he bought the connectors and built our own frame, we put a tarp under half of it for the floor and sleep 6 people pretty comfortable., then I have a cheap green canvas tent with an external frame that I will use if I'm packing in cause all the poles and tent I can fit on a horse easy. We have had them set up many different ways but this past year found a way that we like. They are door to door with a 6 foot gap in between them. In my picture the one on the left is all cooking and the one on right is sleeping, we use the 30 gal wood stove in the sleeping one and jus use the stoves in the cook shack to take the chill off. Since we only use our heavy canvas tent when we can drive to camp my dad is working on getting a heater out of a camper with a thermostat instead of having to stoke a fire all night. We go through tarps every year cause we usually end up using them for other things after hunting season. But even last year when we showed up with 2 inches of snow on the ground out floor was dry by end of night. Get a cheap pair I camp shoes and don't worry bout a floor. One good thing about the internal frame is hanging stuff off the side poles at night to save on floor space. Then get some of the roll up tables so when you don't need them they roll and fold an can be out of ur way
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Thanks for all the tips everyone, we're getting close to figuring it out I think and are going floorless.
Lots of good advice in this conversation. I bought a wall tent from Davis in colorado. 10x12 no floor.