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Box 1748 Conway, NH 03818
Phone: (603) 447-2344 Fax: (603) 447-8377

Pyramid Tents

Pyramid (also called Miner’s) tents have become very popular in the last few years. They have a very thin and short history.

Although the design is a natural for contorting canvas, the first reference we know of was a gentleman in the British Army who made every attempt to get the tent style accepted by the quartermaster division. His idea was to have the corners held down with bayonets and the pole to be a Brown Bess musket. Needless to say it was another seventy five years before we actually find the design in use.

Parkman mentions the Pyramid tent in his journal of 1846 while on the Oregon Trail. As cameras came into use, the tent is recorded in photographs of cattle drives and with exterior poles next to early motor vehicles at picnic/ camping trips.

We build our Pyramid Tents with reinforcement sewn webbing from each corner to the peak which acts as a suspension system for the body. This “skeleton” keeps stretch and deformation to a minimum. An overlap door is standard (and historical) with a Tipi style oval door optional.

Pyramid tent                                      PYRAMID TENT

                         SUNFORGER/ SUNFORGER-FLAME / 13 OZ.

8’6″x8’6″x7’6″ Ht.      $430                   $485                     $573

11′x11′x8’6″ Ht.           $480                    $540                    $638

13oz. sunforger is available in white, tan, suntan & grey

OPTIONAL TIPI DOOR  ~  $75

CLOSED PEAK  ~  N/C

GROMMET OR LOOP IN PEAK   ~   $ 20

SCREEN WINDOW ~ $135

STOVE JACK WITH CURTAIN ~ &75

Pyramid Tent

SMALL PYRAMID TENT

MUD FLAPS ~  $45

MAIN POLE ~  (3×3 stock)  $68

SET OF STAKES ~ 4 Large @ 3.50 = $14

8 Small @ 3.00 = $24

 

LARGE PYRAMID TENT

MUD FLAPS  ~ $60

MAIN POLE ~ (3×3 stock)  $77  Add: $40 for sleeve

SET OF STAKES ~   8 Large @ 3.50 = $28

8 Small  @ 3.00 = $24

 

 

 

 

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