Gentlemen, I've been considering getting an old fashioned traditional canvas tent for some time now. Only two years ago a relation of mine had an original 1930's (complete with wooden pegs..etc) Scouting Bell Tent. When I asked him recently if he would think about getting rid of it (to me!), he asked me "why do you want that sort of old rubbish?" and then proceeded to inform me that he had 'cut it up' and taken it to the local council dump!! The pegs were the only useful thing, as they had made good fire starters. :rage: I KNOW, we ALL will have some sort of horror story like that!! Anyway...I'm after an original (if I can get one) bell tent or wall tent from the 30's-40's (probably from the UK, as they are too heavy to post). Last resort is, that there are companies in the UK who are making them to the old specs, but at £300 and upwards, that's A LOT OF WONGA!! I've really started to get back into my tent camping, but fancied something a little bit different to my old one man tent (which can be more like a bivvy bag!). Thanks, Paddy.