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The Blockade Runner Co. has been in business since 1983 supplying the reenacting community with superior products at the best prices around.
Everything we sell is guaranteed to meet your high standards or your money back!!!
All of our tents are made of Sunforger, (t.m.) 10.38 ounce, fire retardant, mildew resistant and water repellant canvas unless otherwise stated.
All of our tents are sewn on double needle machines with heavy cotton wrapped poly thread for the strongest longest lasting tent you can buy anywhere.
(that's why we say)
A word about fire retardant canvas.
Every day more and more State and Federal parks are requiring reenactors to use tents made of fire retardant materials. Our tents meet and exceed all State and Federal requirements.
Remember, nothing is fire proof but our tents will not sustain a flame by themselves. Always keep a close watch on your camp fire and never leave it unattended.
Take a look at the other guys tent. Now look at the seam. How many stitches per inch are there? Three, Four maybe? Now look on a Blockade Runner brand tent, 10, that's right
count 'em ten stitches per inch every inch every time! Now who's tent do you think will stay together the longest?
Some dealers are claiming the tents they sell are flame retardant when they are not! Be sure before you buy. Don't get ripped off by fly by night tent dealers.
All Blockade Runner brand tents are guaranteed against defects in material or workmanship for LIFE.
Don't just take our word for itThe best place to find out just how good (or bad) a tent really is would be to talk with someone who owns one. Talk with any owner of one of our tents and you'll find a
We offer several extra features so you can customize your tent to fit your needs!
Fire Safety For Tents
Fire safety is always a concern, and I have never felt the need to speak on the subject before this. I have always believed that most reenactors have had some camping experience in their life and if not the old timers in the unit would look after them. At the very least good ol' common sense would prevail. Alas, wrong again.
In the spring of 1999 I personally witnessed eight tents burn to the ground. Fortunately no one was hurt but that is not always the case. Last year in Utah a young man was severely burned when his tent caught on fire. Some of the tent owners were new to camping and some had years of experience. Some of the tents burned on windy days and others on calm days. There were various factors involved in each case but with just a little investigation we were able to find one common thread connecting all these fires.
The tents had all recently been treated with a commercial water repellant!!! Regardless of what name brand you use, if it's in a small spray can or a 5-gallon bucket, they all have one thing in common. They are petroleum based. That's right, gasoline. Here's the scenario folks. Let's spray gasoline on a heavy cotton cloth and then go sleep under it next to an open fire and if were really lucky the wind will kick up some nice hot embers!
If you're into thrill seeking, go bungee jumping. if your looking to replace Flaming Man on The David Letterman Show you should go enroll in a good stunt school. But, please don't set your gasoline soaked rag up next to my tent!
Parents of young reenactors should take special note of this. Remember the first few times
you were away from home with little or no supervision? (nuff said)
To make a long story short don't let a few pennies in the cost of a flame retardant tent verses a non flame retardant tent, or someone who does not know what they are talking about talk you into buying or using petroleum based water repellents for your tent if you are not comfortable using them. they can be used safely and have been for years if you follow a few common sense rules.
With all the safety aspects of the hobby you already have to worry about, why add one more?
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