I was elk hunting in a remote wilderness area in eastern Oregon a couple years ago. I had just finished a lengthy scouting trip and returned to camp looking forward to getting warm. Upon my arrival, I was devastated to see my campsite had been ransacked by what I only assumed at first glance was a bear! My tent was flat, stakes pulled out and destruction everywhere. I thought to myself “hunting season is over.” As I assessed my situation, I was shocked to discover my tent – one of my lone remaining items – had survived! Even though my chair, cot and table that were inside the tent had not. A few days later I was joined by my buddy and I shared my story with him. He was admiring my Kodiak Canvas tent and especially liked the logo, but on closer examination I explained to him, “that’s not the logo – it’s a bear paw!” The rest is history, but man I’m glad you make such tough tents!
-Frank G. (Gladstone, OR) February 2023