Mess Tents

Mess Tents

All Mess Tents come with poles, guys and pegs. If groundsheets or mallets are required, they should be ordered separately.

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We have three sizes of mess tent, half (7’x7′) DB, small (14’x14′) DD and large (19’x14′) DE. These are general purpose cooking/activity tents and are very easy to erect. We have a groundframe for one of the small mess tents, which allows the tent to be pitched on a hard surface. Some of the more recent ones are suitable for leader sleeping tents; each DI inner sleeps one or two people. The DD tents can take up to three inners, the DE tents four.

  • DB1 Mess Tent, “Half”, 7’x14′, Frame, For Sleeping Only
  • DD3 Mess Tent, Small, 14’x14′ Frame
  • DD4 Mess Tent, Small 14’x14′ Frame
  • DD5 Mess Tent, Small, 14’x14′ Frame
  • DD6 Mess Tent, Small, 14’x14′ Frame
  • DDG Mess Tent Groundsheet
  • DDX Mess Tent Groundframe
  • DE1 Mess Tent, Medium, 19’x14′ Frame
  • DE2 Mess Tent, Medium, 19’x14′ Frame
  • DE3 Mess Tent, Medium, 19’x14′ Frame
  • DE4 Mess Tent, Medium, 19’x14′ Frame
  • DEG Groundsheet for “DE” tent, 19’x14′ Heavy Duty Grey
  • DI1 Mess Tent Inner, Sleeps 1 or 2. Fits any mess tent
  • DI2 Mess Tent Inner, Sleeps 2/3. Fits DD or DE mess tents
  • DI3 Mess Tent Inner, Sleeps 2/3. Fits DD or DE mess tents
  • DI4 Mess Tent Inner, Sleeps 2/3. Fits DD or DE mess tents
  • DI5 Mess Tent Inner, Sleeps 2/3. Fits DD or DE mess tents
  • DI6 Mess Tent Inner, Sleeps 2/3. Fits DD or DE mess tents
  • DI7 Mess Tent Inner, Sleeps 2/3. Fits DD or DE mess tents
  • DI8 Mess Tent Inner, Sleeps 2/3. Fits DD or DE mess tent
How to put up a Mess Tent

First the frame needs to be assembled (don’t put the legs to full height unless you are over 8′ tall)

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Then put the canvas over the frame

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Now lift the frame put the legs to full height. It is best to lift a side at a time, ideally using three people for the small mess tent or four for the large mess tent. Once both sides are lifted, put the centre poles in.

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All that remains to be done is to peg the tent down around all the edges and peg the storm guys.