Wall Tent Camping Checklist | Diamond Brand Gear

 In Camp Notes

Everything You Need for the Perfect Base Camp or Hunting Camp

Canvas wall tents provide optimum shelter for a range of activities–from long-term adventures and hunting trips to Scout camps and more. But a tent isn’t the only thing you need. We’ve compiled the ultimate wall tent camping checklist, with everything you need for the perfect base camp or hunting camp.

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Wall Tent Camp Checklist


  • Canvas Tent – durable, yet breathable fabric
  • Frame – sturdy, yet easy-to-assemble frames
  • Footprint – puncture and tear-resistant footprint
  • Rain Fly – puncture and tear-resistant rain fly


  • Soft brush
  • Mild soap solution
  • Garden hose
  • Extra Rope


  • Camp cot
  • Sleeping bag
  • Camp pillow
  • Hammock (optional)
  • Camp chair (optional)
  • Lantern (optional)
  • Camp table (optional)


  • Stove/fuel
  • Matches/lighter
  • Cook pot
  • Cooking utensils
  • Eating utensils
  • Biodegradable soap
  • Sponge/dish towel


  • Moisture-wicking base layer
  • Temperature-regulating insulating layer
  • Protective shell layer
  • Quick-drying bottoms
  • Comfortable sleepwear
  • Extra socks
  • Appropriate footwear


  • Water bottle
  • First aid kit
  • Toiletries 
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Toilet paper


  • Pocket knife
  • Duct tape
  • Flashlight/headlamp
  • Extra batteries

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Seasonal Considerations for Living in a Wall Tent or Long-Term Camping

If you plan on an extended stay, you may also want to consider the following:


  • Sleeping bag liner (used with sleeping bag)
  • Firewood
  • Thermos
  • Winter jacket
  • Fleece pants
  • Long underwear
  • Warm hat
  • Gloves


  • Shade fly
  • Sleeping bag liner (used in lieu of sleeping bag)
  • Citronella candle
  • Cooler
  • Swimsuit 
  • Board shorts
  • Sun hat
  • Sandals 

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Wall Tent Camping Tips

The Food

Keep it simple. Effortless meals like spaghetti and burritos are easy to cook and universal crowd pleasers. For breakfast, yogurt with granola and fruit or pancakes with bacon and eggs will please both adults and kids. At lunchtime, stick to sandwiches and snack foods for easy grab-and-go items. 

The Clothing

Dressing for adventure is all about layers. Start with a moisture-wicking base layer to keep you dry. Look for eco-friendly alternatives to synthetic fabrics, such as silk, wool and other natural fibers. Then, pack a temperature-regulating insulating layer to keep you warm. Again, look for sustainable fabrics over synthetic options, such as wool, down and other natural fibers. Finally, bring a protective shell layer to shield you from wind, rain and even snow. Waterproof shells obviously offer the most protection. However, if you’re on a budget, water-resistant shells offer a lower price tag. Look for breathable options!

The Maintenance

Routine care is fairly straightforward for this durable canvas. Keep dirt, leaves and other debris from accumulating on the fabric surface by regularly washing down with water on a sunny day– preferably once a month, if possible. Do not use a power washer or any more pressure than what you would find in a typical garden hose. For a more thorough clean, use a soft brush and a mild soap solution, but do not use bleach. Rinse thoroughly with water and let dry completely before folding and storing.