TENT STOVES & WALL TENT STOVES
Canvas Tent Shop is a Canadian company that does business with Wall Tent Shop and Pack Saddle Shop in the States. Canvas Tent Shop Canada "does not have a store." We ship Wilderness Hunting Tents, Montana Canvas Tents, Wall Tent Stoves and tent frame angles from Canada.
We offer more wall tent stove models than any other company in Canada.
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US and international customers go to www.walltentshop.com as Canvas Tent Shop prices are in Canadian Dollars.
CALL toll free 1 800 - 234 - 1150 or email if
you are just starting tent camping or packing and have questions on a wall tent
stove, wood camp stove, pack equipment or quality.
We ship US tent stoves and tents direct from Canada. YOUR shipping costs will be cut in half for Canvas Tent Shop customers who want specific US tents and tent stoves vs you paying for a US tent stove and having it shipped to Canada. Additionally, you will save and eliminate a $50 -75 UPS/FEDEX brokerage fee for a tent stove and another $50 -75 brokerage fee for a tent charged by both UPS and FEDEEX when US wall tents and tent stoves are shipped from the US into Canada.
$100 Average savings for purchasing a US wood camp stove from Canvas Tent Shop compared to the same stove in the States and having that wall tent stove shipped to Canada including UPS and FEDEX brokerage fees.
UPS/FEDEX Brokerage fee/rates are at bottom of home page.
We currently offer: (but more to come with your recommendations)
- 4 heavy weight tent stoves
(1/8" steel) 13 models/sizes
- 6 lightweight stoves
- 1 collapsible stove
- 1 titanium stove
- 3 Ovens
If you want us to carry other camping wood tent stove models - US or Canadian - please email
If you see wood burning camp stoves you like, and If there is sufficient demand, we will carry more of those US tent stoves in Canada.
A larger and heavier camp wood stove is more appropriate for base camps and
tent camping near a road. A heavier camp tent wood stove is much more durable
as it is made of 1/8" steel.
I offer 3 Riley Stoves lightweight camping wood stoves that will meet heating requirements in any tent size.
Riley Stoves also has 5
pellet burning stove models. These pellet tent stoves do not require electricity to operate and are available.
I strongly recommend you read Outdoor
Stoves info guide before you order a tent wood stove from me or any other company.
This guide explains stove terminology, factors to consider when purchasing
We offer 2 types of wood burning tent stove packages that have the necessary accessories required.
MOST CAMP STOVES & WOOD BURNING TENT STOVES WILL SHIP 1 TO 3 BUSINESS DAYS AFTER ORDERING
The "Standard" package has the stove, pipe, and damper, spark arrestor.
- The "Deluxe" camping wood stove package has a water tank and shelf in addition to the standard package accessories.
HEAVY CAMP WOOD STOVES
RILEY PELLET STOVES
COLLAPSIBLE STOVES - LIGHTWEIGHT
RECOMMENDED TENT SIZE
|10 x 12 to 12 X 14
||12 X 14 to 14 X 16
||14 x 16 to 16 x 24
WARNING: Tent wood stoves are designed for use in tents and outside only. Use of wall tent stove in a cabin, workshop, etc., is at your own risk. Special double wall pipe is required for any wood camp stove installation in any type of building. Contact your local stove dealer for requirements for pipe requirements/stove jack going through a roof or a wall. Insure you have fireproof material underneath all wood camp stoves and have proper heat standoff distance from walls.
HUNTING TENT STOVES:
Wood burning tent stove manufacturers put very long burn times and exaggerated tent heating capacities for their wood burning camp stove models. Carefully review the camping wood stove characteristics of each stove you are considering, most importantly stove dimensions. To effectively compare each camping wood stoves heating capability/size of the firebox multiply the stoves width x length x height to determine the total cubic inches of the firebox. Deduct 15% of the total firebox cubic inches if the stove is round or octagon. The size of the firebox determines the heating capability of the different stoves you are considering. It should be noted that stoves with airtight doors and baffles significantly increases a stoves heating efficiency. If you are in a climate with very cold conditions you might want to consider moving up one stove size above the manufacturers tent size heating recommendation.
HEAT SAFETY DISTANCE:
Always have at least a 2 foot area around your wood camping
stove where there are no flammables. Also, sometimes sparks might pop out of
the stove air intake openings if there is not a screen covering the openings.
Be careful when opening the stove door as sometimes a spark will pop toward you
or a small piece of burning wood might fall out of the stove.
CURING THE PAINT ON A NEW CAMPING WOOD STOVE: Set your new stove up in your backyard or driveway and burn wood in the stove for 2-3 hour to cure the paint. Burning wood in your new stove will cause a burning paint smell. You will have this burning smell on your hunting clothes if you do not cure the stove at home before hunting season. HAVE AIR INTAKE ON DOOR ONLY AT ONE THIRD OPENING AT THE BEGINNING. INCREASE AIR INTAKE AFTER 2 HOURS IF ALL THE STOVE PAINT AND PIPE HAS NOT TURNED A DULL COLOR. Different air intake is required on different stoves due to customers using differeny quality of wood hard vs soft and completely dryed vs incompletely dry. THE STOVE AND PIPE IS NOT CURED UNTIL THE ENTIRE TENT STOVE AND PIPE TURNS A DULL COLOR.
PURCHASE A DAMPER:
A damper in a wood camp stove does not allow the heat to escape quickly up the stove pipe which increases the stove heating capacity 10-15%.
When properly used this device reduces the amount of sparks coming out of the stove pipe. Check spark arrestor daily to inure there is no buildup of creosote blocking the smoke from going through the spark arrestor.
Install the spigot in the hole in the water tank. Insure you place the rubber washer on the inside of the water tank and the nut on the outside of the Yukon & Wilderness water tank. Before starting a fire in wood camping stoves attach the water tank to the stove by using the brackets. Fill water tank with water. Always keep the water tank filled. A filled water tank prevents the washer on the spigot from melting and also warping the water tank. I recommend you remove the water tank at night from a tent wood stove to prevent any possibility the water tank might go empty.
TO AVOID SMOKE IN YOUR TENT:
(1) Completely open the damper before opening the stove door (2) Open the stove door slowly so as not to draw the smoke through the door and into the tent.
It is best to use dry hardwoods in wood burning camp stoves. Standing dead trees are usually the driest wood available. However, never cut down a dead tree by yourself. Cut down dead trees at you own risk as it is very dangerous. Always have a spotter watching the top of the tree . Sometimes when a dead tree is about to fall it causes the top 5-10 feet of the tree to break off and can fall on top of you. The result will be a major accident or death. In 2004, the top 10' of a dead tree I was cutting down broke off and landed 3' from me. I was lucky I wasn't killed.
COLD WEATHER CAMPING.
If you are going to camp in very cold weather considering purchasing a wood camping stove that is one size larger than the stove designed for your size of tent. The one size larger stove will ensure that you stay warmer in very cold or wet conditions. Additionally, you will need a very warm tent to dry out wet boots and clothes. To me, how long the tent wood stoves fire burns at night is more important than tent size heating capability.
DOUBLE WALL WOOD BURNING CAMP STOVES:
Riley stoves are the only lightweight tent camp stove company that have both a double bottom and double wall. (Colt models and larger) Riley stoves makes high quality lightweight wood burning tent stoves because the double bottom reduces the chance of a bottom burn out. Riley double wall tent stoves makes for a durable and heat efficient outdoor wood stove.
TENT STOVE AREA REQUIREMENTS IN A TENT:
You must plan on a stove taking up to 7 feet along a wall in your tent. There is an automatic 2 + feet standoff from the front wall due to the stove jack location. The stove itself is normally around 2 feet in length. There is normally a 3 feet heat standoff distance from the stove before you can place a cot or table.
FIRE TREATED CANVAS VS STOVE SPARKS:
Stove sparks will even burn holes in a fire treated roof. A spark arrestor will prevent most sparks from reaching your roof. However, the only 100 per cent method to prevent spark holes in a tent roof is to use a fly to protect the roof.
REDUCE SMOKE ODOR IN YOUR HUNTING TENT:
To reduce smoke in your tent always open the stove door slowly with the damper wide open. If you open the stove door quickly , the smoke is drawn into the tent.
CREOSOTE BUILD UP IN YOUR STOVE PIPE:
The more you damper the wood burning tent stove down, or reduce the air intake on the stove door, the more creosote build up you will have in the stove pipe and spark arrestor. If you get too much creosote in the stove pipe you can possibly have a fire in your stove pipe. When breaking camp, remove the creosote in your stove pipe by gently banging the stove pipes together to loosen the creosote. It is normal to periodically clean the spark arrestor every 2-3 days.
NON FLAMMABLE AREA around your wood burning tent stove should be a minimum of 2 feet. This 2 foot standoff prevents any flammables from catching fire due to the tent stove heat, prevents sparks from popping through the air intake openings and catching flammables on fire and also in case sparks pop out when you open the stove door.
WOOD FOR STOVES: Dry hardwoods burn the most efficiently and provide the most heat. If you use soft woods in a wall tent stove you will have to cut much more firewood and you will have more creosote buildup.
- Put 1/2" - 1" of dirt or sand in firebox
to reduce heat on bottom of your wood camping stove where most burn outs occur.
- You can also cut tile to fit the bottom of your stove
and then use stove glue to secure the tile. A much better system than
using dirt, especially, for long term use.
- NEVER put your wood burning camp stove on a tent floor or other flammable
- Have a nonflammable area in front of your stove in
case sparks or wood falls out of your wood camping stove when you open the door.
- Always ensure your wood camp stove stove is on a level surface to
avoid any possible problems.
- Never allow your stove to get so hot that your stove
or stovepipe becomes red. A red hot stove will cause the metal to warp.
Reduce airflow on your door air intake to reduce the stove temperature.
- If you are going camping in the back country I strongly
recommend you take a kettle to boil drinking water 5 minutes to prevent
guardia lamblia. Water in the water tank normally doesn't boil.
- I would recommend a stove constructed of 3/32" to
1/8" steel if you are not packing in.
The heavier stoves are much more durable and will last much longer.
- Never store your stove with ash in the firebox. The
ash will draw moisture and your stove will rust.
- If you are going to camp in very cold weather considering
purchasing a stove that is one size larger than the stove designed
for your size of tent. The one size larger stove will ensure that you
stay warmer in very cold or wet conditions. Additionally, you will
need a very warm tent to dry out wet boots and clothes.
- Compare the listed wood camping stove heating duration of each
stove you are considering vs actual size of its firebox. Some stove
manufactures list very long burn times compared to other manufactures
with approximately the same size of firebox.
- Purchase a damper. A damper in the
stove pipe does not allow the heat to escape quickly which increases
the stove heating efficiency 10-15%.
- Stove Heating Duration vs Tent Heating Capacity: To
me, how long the fire burns at night is more important than tent size
heating capability. I need a stove large enough to burn all night to
dry my clothes and boots .
Tips & Recommendations
Main Factors In Selecting A Wall Tent Stove
- Tent stove heating capacity
- Deciding on galvanized, titanium or steel construction
- Options and standard features available on a wall tent
Discussion of Wall Tent Stove Features
General: All my wood camping stoves have been used for many years and
have proven their reliability. I have listed each stove's features thoroughly
so you can compare and decide which stove meets your requirements and budget.
Cost: A wall tent stove with the same gauge of metal (thickness)
should be very close in price. When comparing wall tent stove costs ensure you
add the cost of options you want as prices for shelves, water tanks and pipes
vary significantly between stove companies.
Collapsible Stoves vs Non-Collapsible: Stove that collapses
for compactness . Unless space is a critical factor, a non-collapsible stove
Pellet Stoves: Stoves that burns pellets. Used in environments
where wood is unavailable. Some models of pellet stoves burn pellets or wood.
Double Wall Stove: Riley wood camp stoves are the only lightweight
tent stove company that have both a double bottom and double wall. (Colt
models and larger) Riley stoves makes a high quality lightweight stove because
the double bottom reduces the chance of a bottom burn out. Riley double wall
tent stoves makes for a durable and heat efficient outdoor wood stove.
Weight: Stoves that heat a 12'x14' tent can weigh 30-40
pounds. If you need a stove at a base camp or tent camping near a road buy
the wood camping stove you need regardless of size or weight.
Packing: Packing smaller stoves fit into panniers easily
or as a top pack. Larger stoves can also be easily fit into larger panniers.
Features and Options: Most tent stoves have the same options
and features. However, some of the smaller stoves do not have a water tank
or shelf that fits into the firebox due to the stove's size.
Storing and Transporting: I prefer a stove that all the
accessories fit inside of the firebox for ease of transporting and storing.
Stove Metal Thickness:
- Gauge - The lower the gauge number,
the thicker the rolled steel or galvanized steel. Thicker metal increases
strength, durability and weight.
- Metal Thickness - common gauge thickness
used in tent stove construction:
- 10 gauge .135 inches
- 12 gauge .105 inches
- 14 gauge .074 inches
- 18 gauge .05 inches
- 22 gauge .03 inches
- 24 gauge .024 inches