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Fire and Woodstoves / Re: Titanium vs Steel Stoves
« Last post by Hutchy on Today at 04:08:41 pm »
Hutchy, is your stove 10x10x18 inches?

If so, can you let me know the precise position of the baffle, and did you install the baffle yourself, or did it come with the stove?

Thank you!

Pretty sure mine is the UL2, which if I recall is 12x12x22

So not sure the location of my baffle will help too much in terms of specific measurements as the smaller one is likely different.

Tents and Shelters / Re: Adding sidewalls to a pyramid or tipi?
« Last post by Stonehouse on Today at 03:02:25 pm »
APPaul did an amazing job on his from-scratch design and it's part of what got me thinking about modding my Redcliff...
Tents and Shelters / Adding sidewalls to a pyramid or tipi?
« Last post by Stonehouse on Today at 02:57:26 pm »
Hi folks,

I've been considering sewing sidewalls into my Seek Outside Redcliff. For those who don't know it, it's a modified pyramid tent, peak height 6'10", interior dimensions approx 8'6" x 13'. There's a lot I really love about this shelter...among them it weighs in at 5.5 lbs (including pole, stakes, and a half liner...). But one of its downside is that, since it's a pyramid, you lose a bunch of interior space due to the walls angling down. Wet snow or a less-than-ideal pitch exacerbates the problem. And unlike snowtrekkers with their long ridges, all the standing room is "coned up" in the center.

Has anyone modified their pyramid or tipi by adding sidewalls (kind of like an ATUK Kangak)? How did your project turn out?

I was thinking that sewing in a 14"-16" sidewall would give me that space back. It would add some complexity to the pitch and would most likely require a longer center pole. But still, it would really open up the space.
Winter Camping Clothing / Re: Mittens wanted
« Last post by kiggy on Today at 09:43:28 am »
I've really liked my Raber-brand Gauntlet Mitts. I ordered mine from Cabela's:
They do go on sale periodically.

They are on sale today, so I bought them.
Thank you guys.
Tents and Shelters / Re: New Tipi- What Fabric?
« Last post by rbinhood on December 04, 2019, 11:16:01 pm »
I did some checking online. Oxford cloth is made from polyester or nylon, but either way, definitely synthetic.
General Winter Camping Discussion / Re: Camera recommendations?
« Last post by mjh on December 04, 2019, 09:50:27 pm »
Olympus TG series....can't remember my model number off hand but it's far and above my iPhone and it has more features.  Use it wallet in all seasons.
Winter Camping Clothing / Re: YEr favorite winter hats?
« Last post by h_t on December 04, 2019, 08:50:42 pm »
I only wear toques now, I layer them too.
I wish I had one with a beak, but I don't and if the sun is bright simply wear baseball cap under.
I used to wear fur hat with ear flaps in the old country, but it's too hot if you're doing anything other than sitting around.
People in boreal forest use the type with the back flap to prevent snow from falling into the back of the neck.

Winter Camping Clothing / Re: Mittens wanted
« Last post by h_t on December 04, 2019, 08:41:21 pm »
I made a pair from deer skin (Tandy Leather) using modified LOTN patterns.
My wife (pro designer) looked at their patterns, chuckled and changed them.
I made the inserts from old wool blanket.

They turned out a bit bigger than I'd want, but they're very warm and tough.
Needless to say I know how to sew by hand.
Tents and Shelters / Re: New Tipi- What Fabric?
« Last post by Undersky on December 04, 2019, 06:00:13 pm »
This is just an opinion based on the visual you linked, but I agree with BV, looks like a nylon. "Oxford" is not commonly used to describe cotton canvas in my limited experience. Oxford is used to describe nylons.
Winter Camping Clothing / "Travel" clothing v.s. "Camp" clothing
« Last post by 300winmag on December 04, 2019, 05:49:34 pm »
For winter travel i'm usually on my Atomic TM 22 Telemark skis with climbing skins. I'm carrying a 75 Liter Deuter Air Contact pack so I need "travel clothing" that:
1. vents well
2. has synthetic insulation that can dry well after removal

PARKA-> old EMS Gore-Tex mountain parka with pit zips and interior snow skirt
INSULATING LAYER-> Thermolite insulated jacket and pants (pants worn under TNF Gore-Tex ski pants W/zippered thigh vents)

PARKA-> Eddie Bauer -30 F. PEAK XV down expedition parka
PANTS-> Same as for travel

This is about the lightest combo I have found that truly keeps me warm in both conditions. Usually the synthetic layer lays beneath my winter air mattress for added insulation/dual use so I don't have to carry a Ridge Rest pad. But If I suspect temps in my tent may get to -15 F. I'll bring the pad in case I need to don my synthetic travel layer.
Also I can zip up my down parka and put it over the foot of my sleeping bag for, again, dual use and for keeping my bag's foot warmth from melting frost off the tent wall and into my bag. Seems I always, but always get the foot of my bag against the tent wall sometime in the night.

Eric B.

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