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Tents and Shelters / Re: d-ring set-up for bi-pod replacement
« Last post by yardsale on Today at 04:41:38 pm »
pinned??  If i get it together to try out the D ring set up I will explore the possibility of creating a little down pressure  with it which will minimize the problem  My stove set up (discussed elsewhere is quite stable and doesn't move much.
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Tents and Shelters / Re: d-ring set-up for bi-pod replacement
« Last post by Undersky on Today at 04:31:32 pm »
Hey Yardsale,

Yes, the pipe-stove connection has been a weak link in my experience.

Two different situations for me:

1. The stove and base can sink an inch or two if you are in one place for more than one night, or if you did not pack the snow base enough, or if your stove platform is otherwise "soft" for some reason. Usually the pipe bi-pod outside stays put in the snow where you built it - it gets firmer as the snow sinters - but the warm interior of the tent can cause a poorly packed, poorly protected, or otherwise unfrozen floor to settle.

2. In a windy situation a roof-mounted pipe thimble can repeatedly grab the pipe a little as that tent panel billows upward, and slowly "jiggle" the pipe up and out of the stove. This happened one windy night as the stove was cooling down and we'd been sleeping for a half hour or so. The change in sound woke me up to find the pipe hanging/leaning on the stove top, but misaligned with the stove top pipe hole. I could see the lifting action of the billowing roof thimble grabbing the pipe. Maybe the cooling stove loosened it's grip on the pipe, as well?

One solution:

On the little stove that uses a light rolled pipe (which has less force of gravity to hold the pipe down to/in the stove) I've pinned the lowest piece of fixed pipe to the stove top, and hose-clamped the female end of the rolled pipe around the upper end of that short fixed piece of pipe. (This short pipe also has the spark arrestor and the damper permanently mounted so you don't have to fiddle with them each time you set up the stove.) So, that chimney is staying stuck to the stove, and I can drift off oblivious  :)





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Tents and Shelters / Re: d-ring set-up for bi-pod replacement
« Last post by Bioguide on Today at 04:00:02 pm »
Is there a lot of pressure on pushing the pipe in towards the tent/stove?
If so how is it mitigated to not tip/ move the stove?
I've wanted to do this mod for a bit but I have this silly concern.
Im riding a 4 dog ultra light 2 in a ST 10x13 basecamp.

I have a Fourdog ultra light 2 as well and I usually find a rock that will/can fit across the bottom of my stove legs (front and back) that provides extra stability. When I can't find a rock, which is often the case well then I'll find/fit a wet peice of wood to help with the stability. Don't be over concerned with the set up. It's the easiest and best way I've seen so far.

Here is a pic of a rock set up:
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Tents and Shelters / Re: d-ring set-up for bi-pod replacement
« Last post by Bioguide on Today at 03:50:50 pm »
Isn't that then the weak link in the system.   What say, if the stove settles at night and separates at that junction?  I like the d-ring idea as it avoids the problem of a tripod settling in snow.

It is a weak link if its a weak link... like I said my pipes are snug at all the junctions. Besides the D-ring set up actually has a downward tension i.e. the last pipe section is being pulled down towards the stove by the guy outs. If the stove settles down some the pipe goes down with it all you need to do is a regular check on the guy out tensions and make adjustments; which I hope the experienced "hot tent'er" does intuitively.
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Tents and Shelters / Re: d-ring set-up for bi-pod replacement
« Last post by yardsale on Today at 03:31:32 pm »
Isn't that then the weak link in the system.   What say, if the stove settles at night and separates at that junction?  I like the d-ring idea as it avoids the problem of a tripod settling in snow.
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Tents and Shelters / Re: d-ring set-up for bi-pod replacement
« Last post by Bioguide on Today at 01:03:35 pm »
  I understand securing the stovepipe sections with wire, but are folks doing anything to secure the stove pipe sections to the  stove itself?

Nothing. Both of my stove pipe sets (one for a Foudog and one for a Kni-Co stove) are snug... both sets of stove pipes were made by Fourdog.
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Tents and Shelters / Re: d-ring set-up for bi-pod replacement
« Last post by yardsale on Today at 12:26:35 pm »
  I understand securing the stovepipe sections with wire, but are folks doing anything to secure the stove pipe sections to the  stove itself?
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Other Winter Camping Gear / Re: Centre zip sleeping bags
« Last post by Bothwell Voyageur on April 04, 2020, 01:17:54 pm »
Probably, there is bound to be a site on the internet for that. I wouldn’t recommend doing a search though. That could be a deep and likely painful rabbit hole from which you may need a good legal team to help get you out of.
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Other Winter Camping Gear / Re: Centre zip sleeping bags
« Last post by yardsale on April 03, 2020, 01:05:09 pm »
Anyone tried renting high quality bags instead of tying up $900 on a piece of equipment you might use once or twice a year?

That is probably a good idea for some people, but for me that is one step away from renting underwear.

Mike

You can rent underwear??
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Other Winter Camping Gear / Re: Centre zip sleeping bags
« Last post by Moondog55 on April 02, 2020, 07:09:56 pm »
It sure looks and sounds good on their website. Thank you for saving me from considering this any further.

Take a look at Carinthia sleeping bags to see what they copied. TBH I wasn't expecting much and if it had been the XL I was expecting it would have been OK for using as an overbag. Too much weight as the foot section is PVC coated 100GSM fabric, totally over the top but used because it is dirt cheap
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