What is it about a wall tent that just screams “elk hunting?” Is it because they are pitched in wild places, often far from the nearest road? Or maybe it’s because they provide a small, cozy home in the woods. No matter what the reason, the canvas shelters are more popular than ever right now thanks to the growing glamping, or glamorous camping, movement. Wall tents are set up on wooden floors at resorts and campgrounds as an alternative to the traditional cabin or trailer. Folks are even using them for things like yoga and art studios. That’s a far cry from their original creation as shelter for the Army, or for miners during the Gold Rush era.
Find out more about the big tents, the people who use them, and how to make them a bit more homey by reading my article in this week’s Billings Gazette at:
(Written by Brett French – Outdoors Editor for the Billings Gazette)