Simple Rain Cap for a Canvas Bell Tent
Over the last 8 weeks I have done a few more mods to my 10 Man British Army Arctic Tent, and tested them during a week-long family holiday in North Wales. The simplest of these was the rain cap.
This was as simple as getting a Dektite flashing (as used in my post about fitting a wood stove), in this case the one I ordered that was the wrong size for my stove, cutting it to size (so it just allows the pole to pass through) and taking it camping.
It will get pushed up as the wind makes your tent move; to keep mine in place I use a weathervane, and I would recommend you have a similar arrangement.
With my system, as you can see (image at top of post), the cap is free to move up a little, which you want as if it is held in place the force of the tent flapping in the wind can make it tear (I swear I did not learn that lesson the hard way… honest).
- Adding edge poles to a bell tent
- November Camping
- The Frontier Stove – Adding Guys to the Flue
- The Frontier Stove – using it for a week.
- Adding a pole to the Bell tent door
- Guys, guys, guys…..
- The Frontier Stove – using it for real!
- Putting a weather-vane on our tent
- The Frontier Stove – using it inside a tent
- 10 Man Arctic Bell Tent – Fitting the Frontier Stove