This baker tent will keep you warm and dry without breaking the bank.
At first glance, the baker tent design looks like it would only work in warm weather. However, the reflective design and the ability to build a fire in close proximity of your sleeping area make the baker tent a suitable option for four-season camping.
In this video, you’ll learn how to make your own baker tent for a fraction of the cost of similar, commercially available, baker tents.
Before you start, you’ll need a 12-foot x 16-foot tarp, some gorilla or duct tape, a grommet kit, a knife or scissors, a tape measure, and a couple of boards.
The baker tent design has been around for a long, long time. Accounts dating back to the 19th century show that hunters and trappers spent their nights in these simple structures year-round.
The name is derived from the tent’s similar appearance to old style “Yankee Baker” ovens. Today we call these reflector ovens.
Aside from being inexpensive, warm, and easy to make, the baker tent design allows you to connect directly with nature while you are spending the night in outdoors.
If you are still skeptical about the baker tent’s ability to keep you warm and dry, spend $20 construct your own. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
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