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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.

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?

Other Winter Camping Gear / swedish long fire on deep snow
« on: March 28, 2019, 09:39:12 am »
I am messing around with shelter/fire strategies popularized by Lars Kochanski and notice that all the utube  examples of the long fire have occured on bare ground or shallow snowpack.  We have a 4' snowpack here in Vermont where I want to camp and I am thinking about how to support a long fire such that it doesn't sink out of site into the snow.  My current idea is to place 3 or so  4' x 2"logs at right angles to the eventual fire build, then build the fire on them. These logs will stretch out into cold snow that will not melt during the burn.  The problem I see with this is that when the lower logs burn out they will collapse and the coal bed will fall into the crater below the fire.  Thoughts?

Tents and Shelters / New reflective tent
« on: January 11, 2019, 01:01:51 pm »

Tents and Shelters / reflectivity of tent materials
« on: December 29, 2018, 07:34:34 pm »
I am constructing a Holden Tent shelter using the principals popularized by Mors Kochanski.  Recently I have had a professional plant grower (pot, actually) tell me that white fabric reflects  as well as mylar type fabric.  A cursory internet confirms this theoretically.  It will be much easier to just construct a Holden shelter directly from white poly rather than augment the tent with mylar, and I haven't found any mylar material appropriate to build a tent directly.  Do others have thoughts on this?

Classifieds / light hot tent set up wanted
« on: November 02, 2018, 03:28:45 pm »
My 8.5 x 11 Snowtrekker  with a 4 Dog Ti stove is a little overkill for my wife and I.  Anyone have a smaller, lighter set up they want to sell/trade for? Think I'm set on light canvas vs plastic set up.

Tents and Shelters / Utility of fly with Snowtrekker Tents
« on: May 08, 2018, 04:27:39 pm »
We spent 5 days at 8500 feet near Teton Pass in Wyoming this winter skiing some sweet back country lines not often skied.  On day two I was up in the middle of the night striking the custom fly made for our 3 person Snowtrekker as it was whipping so badly in the wind despite heroic efforts to pitch it tight.  Also, it didn't shed snow any better than the regular Snowtrekker material.  Not worth the weight and money IMO

Tents and Shelters / Storing stove and Snowtrekker tent in the field
« on: December 03, 2016, 03:04:59 pm »
We want to set up a basecamp 2 miles and 1000 vertical feet into an area we will ski this year.  Are we risking mildew or other damage if we use the tent for a bit, then roll  it up and stow (in plastic?) in the field for a few weeks until we come back again? Alternately we just leave it up with the understanding we will have to return if there is a big dump. Don't yet know how the new plastic fly will shed snow. It is a remote location and unlikely to be tampered with.

Hi All,

My wife and I set up our 9 x 11 snowtrekker as a basecamp to access ski terrain too remote for a day trip. Therefore we are often hauling the gear up a drainage rather than flat along a lake.  Elevation gain with gear on a sled is INCREDiBLY difficult.  I am thinking that putting 50 lbs on your back and making two trips will ultimately be easier.  The physics is complicated.  Wonder if others bc ski and what your experiences are?   

Tents and Shelters / Four Seasons 4 person Tipi Tent
« on: October 25, 2015, 08:36:14 am »
Anyone have direct experience with this tent?  I am tired of shlepping around our 25 lb Snowtrekker and am intregued by this 4 lb winter tent!  Photos on the website aren't that helpful.  I wonder how the stove is supported inside?  How large is the stove jack?  How bad is the condensation.  The purchase of two lines would add significanlty to the cost. Wonder how one half liner would work?  Snow shedding capability?  I worry that even if it sheds snow, it will pile up at the bottom of the tent and creat a problem.  We are in the NE US where significant snow storms are possible (I hope)

News & Events / Snowtrekker tents featured in ski film
« on: September 18, 2014, 08:40:06 am »
Teton Gravity Research has it's latest ski movie out.  The movie itself didn't do much for me.  Endless shots of young studs skiing 55 degree lines, hucking big air, and doing 520's or whatever they are called.  Sound track was too loud headbanger music.  However, they did this from a no expense spared basecamp in Alaska which featured 5 or so Snowtrekker tents garlanded with red "trailer lights"  One tent had a woodstove which they used as a sauna.

General Winter Camping Discussion / Vermont Ski Trip tomorrow
« on: February 18, 2013, 06:54:53 pm »
Heading out tomorrow to set up the stove and tent in anticipation of a 4 -8 " storm that will freshen the Vermont base nicely.  We'll  ski out  tomorrow evening and return Thursday for 3 days camping and skiing with friends.  Psyched!  ;D ;D

Should I forgo the use of this sled sled and manufacture one of the flexible ones often discussed here?  Although we stick to woods roads where possible, we are usually trying to gain elevation as we use the hot tent as a base camp for ski touring, usually in mountainous terrain.  We use a knotted rope under the sled as an effective brake but I wonder how well one of the flexible sleds would track going downhill.  Thoughts?

Tents and Shelters / debris shelter, snow, stove
« on: October 06, 2012, 08:36:27 pm »
So I am wondering about the wisdom of constructing a debris shelter this fall, perhaps with a tarp over the wood structure,  then using it this winter with snow as insulation. I want a  more permanent structure than just pitching my Snowtrekker.  I envision a 6" stovepipe at one end as a sleeve for the 3-4" stove pipe and another at the opposite end for air circulation.   Might this work or am I building myself a tomb when the structure collapses from snowmelt on the roof?  Thoughts?

Tents and Shelters / Lost Snowtrekker tent poles
« on: December 17, 2011, 12:24:09 pm »
Best guess at this point is that we left them on the ground in our hurry to break camp during a snowstorm dumping 2 inches an hour.  Still, it is inexcusable.  Duane can make us some new ones, but I was wondering if anyone has poles but no tent for some reason.  Our tent is the 8 x 11 hybrid shortwall,  2004/2005 model.

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