Added a stove jack to the wall tent

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Feel free to laugh and make fun. I’ll follow up after this season on my experience with the glue.

Yes, I said glue. Review on Amazon said it holds well on canvas tents. I did not treat my tent with anything like I thought about doing. 20 something years old, too many sources said not to. Never leaked anyway. This stuff was about 6 bucks.

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Got the stove jack of Amazon too. At this point you may laugh. Too hot and the only shade available was here. Short on headroom so I only could get the wall up on the stove side. As a plus, I cranked the swamp cooler to 10, opened the door and had a great cool breeze.
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Laid everything out, marked it up, had a drink and began surgery.

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I wiped all the dirt off I could from the perimeter of the cut to give the glue it’s best chance. Laid a decent amount all over the canvas edge of the new jack. Tried to rig a brace off my ladder so I could put some weight down to give the glue a better chance, but it didn’t work. The glued surfaces seemed to hold together anyway, almost sucked itself down.
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Glue is dry, and flexible and stuck well. I can’t lift a corner off, so I toasted to a minor victory.

Since the base camp will be going in on a SxS, I’m not taking the nice big stove. I’m taking the seek XL stove, and that will go right up thru the new vent.

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Also a good time to prove out my latest base camp power supply, V 2.0

120w solar, 55ah battery and power ports for everything, including lights.
Had good luck with a 90w panel till about 2 weeks of use. Then we had to try and get back to camp mid day and move the panel to get best sun.

Also made up a extension cord so the PV can get max sun.

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I tore it down today and packed the tent for September. If that glue has some decent durability I may just cut some windows in too.
It was very flexible and the bond between the two fabrics is solid.
 
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Time to update. Tent was up all September. Made it thru some epic rains, that glue held like a pit bull. Highly recommended. Still can’t peel a corner back and never leaked.
We got the seek stove rippin hot more than once. FFAE840E-89A3-432C-BF75-4F1CA0163098.jpeg D3CF28A4-BFEA-4D60-9021-74E55B14F2C9.jpeg
 
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One more thing, this stove fuel is better than any wood we cut . 5 bucks for 40# bag too.

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One more update. Just set up the tent in the backyard to hose it off, that glue is holding very well. I wish I had kept the piece of canvas I cut out, there are a couple tiny pinholes I could patch, but when it’s dry tomorrow I’ll just put a bit of glue on them. Not bad for a 21 year old tent that has over 200 nights.

I will be buying a screened window to glue in, and I’ll save that cut out for patching, this tent looks like it could go another 20.

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That camp looks like a slice of heaven! Nice work on the stove Jack.
 
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