We got Baker Tent mark two up today, one we made for our distributer, Kevin Ruston from Wynnchester Camp and Adventure, still the only one selling the Wild Canvas brand in the UK, except us of course.
Baker Tent mk 2
We introduced some upgrades to the Baker tent design, like the pole pockets and some different fastenings, but the main thing is that when it rained, the rain was collecting on the porch roof as the porch needed to be the same height as the main tent section, because the side walls double up as doors for the inner tent.
- Baker Tent with walls closed
We love it when something does two things and it keeps it versatile: the wall uses the same toggle system, so the wall cord loops can be tied up both places (to the tent or to the porch sides). The toggles allow one to open the wall with one hand, which is nice when you have a torch at night etc.
Mark 2, has the added feature of jointed front poles, allowing 2 heights, so that the roof can be slanted to allow the rain to shed either side and the wall is simply folded up when lower.
Anyway, the nice thing about this mk 2 is……
Baker Tent with side wall open and folded
And here it is in its full glory, Slanty!
- Slanty Baker Tent at the ready
Starting with some box section
Welding some channel on
Laminated ash poles
Planing the ash poles
3 layers glued to form the poles
Some more connectors
Ash poles canvas and metal
Poles, ridge pole and canvas made
The centre pole
The Storm Tent
Sheltering from the storm
We were introduced to the storm kettle a little while ago and found it amazing, using very little wood to boil water as quickly as an electric kettle. As we are involved in turning our Wild Canvas brand into a more comprehensive range, we decided to make some bags for these kettles, as a good friend who had one for years, told us that the problem with those is that they come with a nylon carry bag which get trashed with the fire and soot, so our Wild Canvas designer came up with this.
Storm kettle in front of Baker Tent
Storm kettle in Wild Canvas bag
The Wild Canvas Bag closed
We called the company to talk about these, and ended up making them their own tent.
The Storm Kettle tent
More of this tent tomorrow when it is finished.