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US Pup Tent



 
Price: $189.99



Product Code: USGTPUP


Shelter Half Type*:
  

Pup Tent Hardware Package*:
  

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Description
 

1st Pattern Rear closes One end remains open
2nd Pattern Pins & lines USA made Both ends close


New, USA made reproductions of the "pup tents" used by American troops during WWII. Choose 1st Pattern (one end closes) or 2nd Pattern (can be closed at both ends) Shelter halves.

This is a complete tent, and includes:
2 x shelter halves

Hardware sets may be added for $50:
2 x folding tent poles
10 x tent pegs
Rope set (2 x guy lines, 10 x peg ropes)

All items are American made except the poles.

Yes, our shelter halves are more expensive than those made in Pakistan and China because they are assembled here in our factory with American-made canvas. (Our fabric alone costs more than the Asian-made shelter halves.) It is the same weight as the originals, water repellent, and professionally dyed and finished. The tack buttons are original WWII 13-stars, which were occasionally used on WWII production examples. The grommets are either new production from Scovil, or original WWII surplus.

When fully assembled, tents are approximately 9ft long and 43" tall.


Made in USA



Getting the peg ropes though the grommets

I found this to be a real S.O.B. of a job at first. After couple minutes of consternation, I double checked our rope and grommet sizes against the originals to be sure we hadn't measured incorrectly as it appears there is no way these will fit- but they do. Following more head scratching, I had a Macgyver moment and found a solution:

I'm not sure if this is the "1942 approved" method, but it works well. Use a standard G.I. shoe lace, feed it through from what you want to be the outside of the grommet (right and left halves will need to be threaded opposite from one another), loop the rope through it, and use the shoe lace to pull the rope through. You will still need to compress the rope at the tip as much as possible with your fingers, but this works far better than fingers alone. Once the rope is through the grommet, then knot each end to prevent it from slipping out or fraying.

Feed shoe lace through
the grommet from the
"outside"
Compress the end as
much as possible to
start it through
Pull through Knot the ends