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Tents and Shelters / Re: How to convert tarp to tent
« on: Today at 03:44:19 pm »
 "You can always put shock cord loops on the pull outs to take up any stretch."

The pitch was taught around the perimeter. I also tried to increase the height of the single pole and that didn't help either. Really didn't understand what was going on.

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Tents and Shelters / Re: Need a larger Snowtrekker tent?
« on: Today at 03:09:09 pm »
So you and BV disagree.  If I think of our minimalist sleeping footprint it is 4' x  6'  in the upper  right quarter of an 8 x 8 space, leaving  a 4 x 8 space on the left side of the tent for stove and gear.  Not sure if there would be space for a well in front of the stove like we have in our 8 x 11 Snowtrekker.   All this trouble for a weight reduction from 23 to 16 lbs.  and $900 to boot.

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Tents and Shelters / Re: How to convert tarp to tent
« on: Today at 08:33:58 am »
BV, a large pup tent in other words.  Would be dependent on having trees accessible.     My  teepee pitch managed to stay dry in wind driven rain last night BUT the fabric seemed to stretch overnight such that the pitch sagged badly.  When I looked at it i thought some stakes must have pulled out but no.  Common with this 4 oz fabric?

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Tents and Shelters / Re: How to convert tarp to tent
« on: November 21, 2019, 03:19:00 pm »
Set it up today.  Would be tight for two people plus the stove.  Will check it in the rain tomorrow to see what happens.

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Tents and Shelters / Re: Need a larger Snowtrekker tent?
« on: November 21, 2019, 03:16:39 pm »
Perhaps.   I am in communication with Snowtrekker to see if any of their smaller tents even works for two people.

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Tents and Shelters / Need a larger Snowtrekker tent?
« on: November 20, 2019, 08:24:42 am »
We have a 2004  8 X 11 Snowtrekker expedition tent suitable for 3 -4 folks. Also has a custom made plastic fly made by Snowtrekker.  Some cosmetic damage in the perhaps  25 days we have used it over the years.  One small patched tear in the corner.  Anyone interested in trading their smaller (and lighter) Snowtrekker?  I suspect this is a long shot but you never know.

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Fire and Woodstoves / Re: Titanium vs Steel Stoves
« on: November 20, 2019, 08:11:30 am »
Wish I had the baffle but not motivated enough to install.  The side shelf rocks.

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Fire and Woodstoves / Re: Titanium vs Steel Stoves
« on: November 19, 2019, 04:24:31 pm »
I attended a Snowwalkers Convention several years ago and someone opined that the emissivity of Ti is greater than steel.  That is the efficiency with which a substance transmits radiant energy.  I expect Ti stoves are lighter and last a lot longer as well.  Only used my 4 dog ti so I have nothing to compare it with directly.

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Tents and Shelters / Re: How to convert tarp to tent
« on: November 19, 2019, 10:15:29 am »
Wanted to try temporary attachments to try out the space before making permanent changes to the tarp.  Papa Hiker says the pitch yields enough for two plus a bike which I would think is equal to two plus a stove but we'll see.

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Tents and Shelters / Re: How to convert tarp to tent
« on: November 18, 2019, 02:10:43 pm »
Hey BV,
My Egyptian cotton tarp doesn't have the middle guy out points discussed in the video. I am wondering if this material will tolerate the "stone attachment" tarp technique where you place a round object (I have 1" wooden balls) under a tarp, then gather and tie off material under the ball to spread the load on the tarp.  Thoughts?   I also might try turning this structure into a modified tee pee by replacing the guy out points with auxiliary poles attached to the central pole somehow.

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Tents and Shelters / Re: How to convert tarp to tent
« on: November 17, 2019, 03:13:21 pm »
Easy enough to try that out before considering any cutting.  Thinking I could just route the stove pipe out the front without bothering with a stove jack. Thanks for the suggestion.

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Tents and Shelters / Re: Cheap winter tents
« on: November 17, 2019, 10:24:58 am »
70 lbs.

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Tents and Shelters / How to convert tarp to tent
« on: November 17, 2019, 10:18:43 am »
I have a 10 x 12 Egyptian Cotton tarp given to me by Tentworks many years ago as they were a year late in producing a tent I purchased from them. Is it possible to remake this tarp into an alternative to the 21 lb Snowtrekker tent two of us currently use?  Would be MUCH lighter.   My initial modeling suggests this enough material to construct  a  pyramid type structure with four equilateral triangle panels 6' on a side yelding a height of about 5.5'. Inside dimensions are 4' x 4' with a 2' height or 4 x 6 if you extend the total length of the tent.  Doesn't sound like enough space for two if we add our small 4 Dog stove.  Ideas?

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General Winter Camping Discussion / Re: Goals
« on: October 27, 2019, 02:29:20 pm »
Ambitious goals here.
Lubricate my sleeping bag zipper so I can get up to pee twice a night (sigh)
Find two new 20 somethings to lug our gear  somewhere out in the Snake River Range south of the Tetons to ski some new lines not accessed by snowmobiles.
Find someone with a snowmobile to lug our gear out there (I feel dirty)

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Other Winter Camping Gear / Re: swedish long fire on deep snow
« on: April 03, 2019, 08:32:49 am »
Well, I did it, sorta.   The long fire burned for 5 hours without any maintenance.  Impressive.   The cross pieces i put under the fire at right angles to it also kept the fire at the surface of the snow despite the 2' deep hole which developed below it. I would recommend 4' pieces. I also notched the under logs which held the two lower burn logs in place. In my configuration I use a three log system with two below and one above.  What I learned about myself however is that I am nervous about sleeping in front of an open fire. All in all I'll stick with my 4 Dog stove.

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