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Tents and Shelters / Re: Small tent options?
« on: October 22, 2019, 12:55:15 am »
My 6x12x6 hammock Hot Tent is 3.5lbs and my large Seek Outside Ti stove is the same... Have used it down to -28c and have been comfortable.
Like everything there are compromises so what ever route you go, sort through them compromises and you may just nix lighter is better for deeper cold temps.
For me I'm going heavier...the canvas tent with the much bigger stove and then tarp for the hammock setup.. (will only sleep in the hammock, never on the ground) at least for colder -18c and lower temps. It will make for a much warmer more comfy more roomier camp for me..

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General Winter Camping Discussion / Re: Winter is Coming
« on: October 06, 2019, 01:14:42 am »
I'm itchin for some Fall hot tent time....just need to wrap up Oct and then I get time to do it

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Fire and Woodstoves / Re: Reskinning a stove
« on: September 02, 2019, 01:50:51 am »
I say get at it
Heavier gauge will be more durable but so goes more weight...all a compromise

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News & Events / Re: Nothing...
« on: August 21, 2019, 12:09:10 am »
Well it snowed in the North end of BC ...upwards of a foot....so it is starting...

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It would be pointless.... use one or the other but combining both as mentioned brings no value to the table IMO.
Better off combining the 2 with nylon walls and cotton roof.
With nylon/silpoly condensation/frosting will always be of issue...but that is the compromise of light weight

For spark holes I just keep some seam sealer at hand for post winter spark hole fixing..

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Fire and Woodstoves / Re: Wood Stove with Windows
« on: February 18, 2019, 12:20:54 pm »
As night falls in the "TV" is already fired up for the night.

BioGuide your living it in luxury....certainly not "camping" hahaha Bravo

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Trip Reports / Re: 4 Days in the Algonquin Back-Country with my Son
« on: February 05, 2019, 02:44:53 pm »
Making some great memories right there....nicely done Steve

I got a email that Google is dropping photo hosting going forward so that may have had something to do with it.

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Sleds and Toboggans / Re: Pulk Question (DIY)
« on: January 28, 2019, 09:20:33 pm »
A tighter attachment will give you more solid control of the sled so at that on a lake it would not matter but tight trail/get around trees a solid mount will allow easier control of the sled IMO
My issue with the pulk is keeping weight really low in it otherwise it wants to always tip over..having the toboggan now it is much easier and can pack more more easily.
Like everything it is all about compromises

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Sleds and Toboggans / Re: Hmmm
« on: January 17, 2019, 01:06:40 pm »
I don't really understand how it steers. Unlike the SnowDog it doesn't have a handlebar, just the remote steering joystick. I thought it must have twin tracks but the website says not. So, how does it turn?

My guess is that the range/endurance will be rather low. Tracked vehicles require more power than wheeled vehicles in general and the power density of batteries is still much lower than a tank of fuel. Might be suitable for work around a farm or for a set distance but not for anything where long range is required.

Kinguq.

Steers much like a articulating loader does in this case the pivot point is the hitch so it needs the toboggan or something attached to pivot off of....guy pulling it with the leash would have to steer it with the leash on its own.

Far from sold on electric vehicle anything because of limited range which drops as life gets colder let alone cost.

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Trip Reports / Re: 4 Days of Hammock Hot Tent Life
« on: January 15, 2019, 01:13:01 pm »
That's a pretty cool hammock set-up.

How do you like the SO Large stove? I was thinking of getting the SXL stove... And the Redcliffe...

M

I like it a lot keeping in mind it weighs 3.5lbs (tent weighs same so for 7lbs.......) and so being Ti, heat retention is zero...so either it is cooking along or not at all relative to how the fire in the box is doing. I would not go with a smaller stove unless your only doing -10c temps. I have done -27c temps with the large but you do stay snuggled by the stove and you need dry wood or heat will suffer big time. Ti does warp over time but that just adds character hahaa
Essentially it is about compromises like everything else
I may get your setup out this weekend but temps will be balmy which sucks for good testing....coldest I have been in this yr was on this outing so far and not expecting much to change

Jawax:
How about another view of the area ...this from last yr but from a lake just around the corner
If you scroll through the pics posted to my flickr you get a idea of the beauty that is here...and why I'm here and NOT in Southern Onterrible.  ;D
DSC00611 by richardktm300, on Flickr

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Trip Reports / Re: 4 Days of Hammock Hot Tent Life
« on: January 15, 2019, 01:35:20 am »
This video has a little more detail of the set up
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQQyWv6kZhM

Or my cotton canvas one setup/modded exactly like the silpoly one currently ...including a window
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5521eNxai8


Coldfeet....the tent is setup first
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40o3lGYK-ys

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Tents and Shelters / Re: New reflective tent
« on: January 12, 2019, 12:59:07 pm »
70x60" floor space means taller people will be touching the walls which will likely be very well condensated/frosted in cooler/cold temps.
For the weight a cotton canvas tent would still be a better choice IMO.
Not seeing any advantage this design would offer...I just see more problems occuring

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Tents and Shelters / Re: Clear vinyl door
« on: January 12, 2019, 12:44:12 pm »
Sew the velcro on for sure as the vinyl needs to be removable....depending on the gauge of vinyl it can be very susceptible to cracking in cold...so I warm it by the stove before installing then when time to pack up make sure it is warm inside the tent before removing.
From that decide on location..cut ...paste and have some canvas to velcro into the hole when window not installed.

I'm considering how to do one in your/my Kanguk haha .....

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Trip Reports / Re: 4 Days of Hammock Hot Tent Life
« on: January 12, 2019, 12:31:21 pm »
Awesome photos Bkrgi. What type of work puts you that far out for a client?

You gotta love that clear vinyl door... I've said it before: I don't think I' go winter camping as much without having a clear vinyl door view.

Washing windows in this case at a lodge https://bearclawlodge.ca/  ...for those that like Heli skiing in remote Northern BC this is the place

Vinyl window/door rule in a hot tent by letting the world in while one basks in the warmth within. Your posts made me do it and no turning back when you go window 8)


Hey Marko ...the condensation/frost is always there on the inside ....you just adapt and live with it...is the price of going light weight


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Trip Reports / Re: 4 Days of Hammock Hot Tent Life
« on: January 11, 2019, 11:04:32 pm »
Yah no issues with the eats hahahahaha
Yes I'm in North x Northwest BC and I encourage anyone to tour this whole area as it is just stunning...start in Smithers BC and soak it in as far west and or North as you dare along the Hwy 16 and 37 corridors.

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