result from leveling ground for a wall tent.
However, wall tents are comfortable, roomy and can withstand extreme temperatures and harsh conditions.
Many items need to be considered when buying a wall tent.
More wall height allows more efficient use of wall space.
Fabric must be considered if the tent will be heated.
Increased height adds volume for ventilation and helps prevent snow loads on the roof.
Other considerations include overall quality of grommets, hem treatments such as ropes or webbing sewn into eaves, and accessories such as windows, extra doors, stove jacks, zippered closures, and wear spot reinforcement.
Weight 20 pounds to 55 pounds (9.08 kilograms to 24.97 kilograms) per tent Sources American Canvas Co., Inc.
Beckel Canvas Products Big Sky Tent and Awning Blue Star Canvas Products Cabela’s Campmor Colorado Tent Company Dale Pack Station Eureka! Tent F.
Kwik Kamp Last Chance Outdoor Supply Merritt’s Saddlery Montana Canvas Mountain River Tack Outfitters Supply Salem Tent and Awning Co.
Sims Stoves Spokane Tent and Awning Company E.H.
Teasley and Company, Inc.
Thunder Mountain Tent and Canvas Walkers Local sporting goods stores Cost $80 to $776 per tent -Top- Stock Equipment Collapsible Buckets Description Collapsible buckets are made of natural flax, canvas, or vinyl nylon.
One gallon to 2 gallon (3.78 liters to 7.56 liters) buckets are available.
These buckets are strong, lightweight, and collapsible.
They are handy for watering stock and for carrying water in camp.
Weight 1 pound to 2 pounds (0.45 kilogram to 0.91 kilogram) per bucket Sources Beckel Canvas Blue Star Canvas Products Ray Holes Saddle Company Keyston Brothers Sims Stoves Soda Creek Western Outfitters Trail Rider Supply, Inc.
Valley Vet Supply Walker’s Pack Saddlery and Outdoor Supply Windridge Farms Farm and ranch supply stores Local saddle shops Hardware stores Cost $6 to $14 per bucket Stock Fly Nets and Face Screens Description A fringed fly net attaches to the brow band of an animal’s headstall and is secured with a throat latch.
It hangs from the animal’s forehead to its nose.
Fly net face screens are fully adjustable with a breakaway Velcro throat latch and/or behind the ear latch.
Face screens with ear covers are available in various sizes.
Face screens and fly nets are easy to put on stock to help control flies around the animals’ eyes.
Stock stand quieter when not bothered by flies.
Sources Colorado Saddlery Company Equine Edition Keyston Brothers Farm and ranch supply stores Cost Face Screens: $6 to $11 each Fly Net: $9 to $10 each Manties and Sling Ropes Description Mantie ropes and sling ropes are made of polyester-polypropylene, soft cotton, softspun nylon, or dacron.
They come in 32-foot to 35-foot (9.76 meter to 10.68 meter) lengths, or are sold by the foot.
They are also sold in 100 foot rolls.
Polypropylene is light, will not absorb water or freeze like hemp rope, and comes in various colors.
Generally, it wears longer than hemp or cotton rope.
Nylon rope is strong, soft, flexible, and makes good pack rope, but is more expensive.
Weight Varies with type and length of rope.
Sources Dale Pack Station Dave Fish Saddlery Ray Holes Saddle Company Keyston Brothers Merritt’s Saddlery Morgan Horse Products Soda Creek Western Outfitters Walker’s Pack Saddlery and Outdoor Products Farm and ranch supply stores Hardware stores Saddle shops Cost 32-foot to 35-foot (9.76 meter to 10.68 meter) ropes: $11 to $14 per rope By the foot: $.12 to $.39 per foot (0.31 meter) Manties Description Mantie tarps are usually made of heavy canvas; however, geotextile manties can be used for cargo that can withstand inclement weather.
Sizes range from 6 feet by 6 feet to 7 feet by 9 feet (1.83 meters by 1.83 meters to 2.14 meters by 2.75 meters).
Mantie material also is sold by the linear foot. Manties are usually used with a Decker pack saddle.
They are handy as ground cloths, to cover stock tack and equipment, and for other uses around camp.
Weight 6 pounds to 9 pounds (2.72 kilograms to 4.09 kilograms) per mantie Sources Big Sky Tent and Awning Blue Star Canvas Products Buckskin Outfitters Dale Pack Station Ray Holes Saddle Company Merritt’s Saddlery Mountain River Tack, Inc.
Petty Mountain Outfitter Supply Wilderness Trader Wyoming Outdoor Industries, Inc.
Local canvas shops Cost $20 to $45 per mantie Nose Bags (Feed Bags) Description Nose bags are made of canvas, nylon, nylon mesh or geotextile and are available in cylindrical or cavalry style.
The cylindrical style has air holes, a single head strap, and fits over the animal’s nose.
The cavalry style fits under the neck and around the nose, using a neck strap and head strap.
Nose bags eliminate waste when feeding pellets or grain.
The cavalry style further reduces waste because feed does not fall out when the stock throws its head.
A day’s ration can be folded inside this bag and carried on the trail.
Nose bags made of nylon mesh allow dust to fall out of the bag and allow the animal to breathe easier.
See page 49 for specifications for a cavalry style nose bag.
Weight 1/2 pound to 2 pounds (0.23 kilogram to 0.91 kilogram) per bag Sources Beckel Canvas Products Big Sky Tent and Awning Blue Star Canvas Products Buckskin Outfitters Colorado Saddlery Company Crooked Pine Saddle Shop Dale Pack Station Decarteret Ray Holes Saddle Company Keyston Brothers Montana Canvas Morgan Horse Products Ralide-West Salem Tent and Awning Company Chris Tornow Valley Vet Supply Whip and Spur Saddlery The Wilderness Trader Windridge Farms Wyoming Outdoor Industries Army surplus stores Local saddle shops Cost $10 to $26 per bag Panniers and Pack Boxes Description Panniers and pack boxes made of nylon, aluminum, plastic, fiberglass, heavy canvas, canvas and leather, or wood are available in various sizes.
Panniers and pack boxes are easier to use than manties for many loads, but are not as versatile for tools or odd-sized items.
Panniers and pack boxes offer convenient access to supplies and equipment while on the trail, and are handy for storing items in camp.
Weight 4 to 45 pounds (1.82 to 20.43 kilograms) per pannier Sources Aarons Water Packers Back Country Super Packs Beckel Canvas Products Blue Star Canvas Products Buckskin Outfitters Cabela’s Colorado Saddlery Company Colorado Tent Company Crooked Pine Saddle Shop CW Classic Welding Dale Pack Station Bill DeCarteret Glenn Sports Ray Holes Saddle Company Keyston Brothers Kwik Kamp Last Chance Outdoor Supply Montana Canvas Morgan Horse Products Mountain River Tack, Inc.
Outfitters Pack Station Outfitters Supply Petty Mountain Outfitter Supply Ralide-West Robertson Enterprises Salem Tent and Awning Company Sims Stoves Singletree Saddle Shop Soda Creek Western Outfitters Thunder Mountain Tent and Canvas Chris Tornow Walkers Pack Saddlery and Outdoor Supply The Wilderness Trader Wyoming Outdoor Industries, Inc.
Cost $115 to $400 per pannier Temporary Horseshoes Description Temporary horseshoes are made of urethane, heavy gum rubber, polyvinyl, or neoprene.
They fit over and around stock’s hooves like a boot, and are made in a slip-on style, or with plastic or Velcro fasteners.
Small, medium, or large sizes are available in horse or mule models.
Temporary horseshoes are easy to put on the horse or mule, but the hooves need to be shaped for proper fit.
They provide good traction on rock and ice and holes can be drilled in the bottom to let water out.
They are very useful in protecting hooves with injuries to the sole or frog, and to keep hoof treatments from being worn off or exposed to dirt.
Occasionally, the shoe may be pulled off by mud.
Stock adapt quickly to their use.
Weight 13 ounces (0.37 kilogram) per boot Sources Colorado Saddlery Ray Holes Saddle Company Keyston Brothers Morgan Horse Products Trail Rider Supply, Inc.
Local saddle shops Cost $5 to $25 each
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