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Check out Cooke Custom Sewing. They don't call it a Baker tent, but a "Lean Plus" (the "Plus" differentiates it from a lean shelter that's not an enclosed tent and has no bug screen). I have the one-person model, which is big enough for two. It is very light, but that's because there's no floor (a non-attached floor is optional, or you can use a cheap tarp for that) and no fly. Still, in spite of being so light, the one-person model has about double the area of a standard two-person tent, with much of that space being under the low end of the roof, which is an ideal gear-storage area.
The instructions on the website show how to set it up among trees with nothing but rope, but you can buy poles (also from CCS) to support the front end, or the awning too if you wish.
Another name for this style of tent is campfire tent, but be aware that sparks from your fire won't just harmlessly settle on or bounce off modern fabric as was the case with the old cotton tents, so having a fire right in front of the door as was traditionally done in the old days isn't such a good idea.
They use the same drawing to illustrate this alternate version of that lean-to, ...
,...which is made of canvas. It looks like most of their tents are made of canvas, and they simply didn't take the trouble to modify the picture of one model that's also available in nylon. Oh, I see that the description of this one says nylon, but if you compare everything written about the two models, you can see that it's just an editing error. It *is* a canvas lean-to.
That's a neat company. I love old-fashioned tents, even if many of them are pretty heavy by today's standards. I could possibly tempted to buy something like that Miner's tent though.
My mind became warped when I was a kid. It was from reading too many camping/adventure stories that were written back when such tents were the norm. At that age, I wasn't even aware that the stories were out of date.
I'm not familiar with the company. Your post is the first I've heard of them.
I have the larger Lean 3 in the 1.1oz fabric. It takes a little time to set up but gives you an amazing array of tie down options. I have used it several times in windy (30+mph) conditions and have been amazed at its strength and usefulness.
Its a great choice for multi person camping. The huge front opening allows for exit and entry without crawling or having to disturb your tent mates.
I set mine up Cliff Jacobsen style with rope toggles at the contact points. I always carry a collection of varying length lines separately and can add a tie down easily without the tangled mess of dedicated tarp lines.
at times as well. I stopped after a solo hiker was found dead on the AT near my home a few years ago. He had been sleeping in front of a fire on a cold night. His bag burned. Tragic.
The Whelan has sides that slope outward, and the top awning usually has a bit of an overlap at each end of its point of attachment. The Lean Plus has vertical sides and a rectangular front entrance of fixed dimensions.
Compare the Lean Plus to this picture...
... and yes, there's some similarity, but they aren't that close to being the same as to share the same name (just as is true for baker/campfire). Actually, you can see some CCS examples among the string of photos following that main photo.
There's one minor quibble in regard to a Whelen "lacking vertical space in the rear." That statement is not really accurate, or at least misleading in cases where the roof slope of the two models is the same. Changing the roof slope so that the floor-area comparison between the two models is the same would make the statement true. It all depends on slope of the roof, whether one model or the other has more useable space. If the slope of the roof is the same for both tent styles, roof height at the location of the Baker tent's back wall is the same with the Whelen, with the added benefit of additional floor area under the lower roof beyond that point.
I just learned something interesting. Last night I was paging through one of the ancient books about outdoor activities that I used to read when I was a kid. In a section about tents, the author stated that his favorite tent for canoeing was the baker style, with his favorite size being big enough to accommodate three people yet weighing just 6.5 pounds. He was talking about a canvas tent (!), but did imply that it was a special lightweight model. I think I read somewhere else in the book that the groundcloth he used in that tent weighed 2.5 pounds, but I couldn't find that again during a quick re-check just now, so I'm not sure. A modern canvas tent of this kind, with no floor and rated for two people, is likely to weigh about 35 pounds, and I'm sure the same was true for a standard-weight tent of this variety "back in the day".
I wonder what sort of canvas was used to make lightweight tents in the old days.
Anyway, I found it interesting that even back in the 1930s, savvy paddlers DID have the option of bringing tents that were every bit as light as the ones we use today (of course, they cut their own poles and stakes each time they set up camp, rather than having permanent poles and stakes as part of the kit).
Oh, the author also mentioned how nice it is to have the fire right in front of the tent, so apparently even this super-light, waterproofed canvas was immune to sparks (that part didn't surprise me, but I thought I'd mention it anyway).
I know you are looking at lightweight versions, but thought this may still be of interest.
I have a canvas 4 person Duluth Campfire tent that I really enjoy. I searched for years for one of the original style campfire tents. I finally found a used one a good many years ago. It was only used like once or twice and came with the optional stove pipe end wall/cover.
This is a heavy tent but the quality is incredible. I believe this tent goes under the company name of Frost River now. Here is the link;