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Tents and Shelters / Re: Ultralight stove jack options?
« on: December 21, 2014, 08:35:19 pm »
I made mine with silicone baking sheets. Worked well.


Classifieds / Re: 2 uhmw toboggans
« on: December 04, 2014, 06:38:37 am »
I'm interested. PM sent.


Saws, Axes, Knives, Cutting Tools / Re: Fiskars sale at Cdn Tire
« on: January 12, 2014, 09:48:54 pm »
I love my Fiskars axe.. The best $40 I've spent.


General Winter Camping Discussion / Re: Which one would be better?
« on: January 12, 2014, 09:42:01 pm »
I don't have a pack basket, and have never used one.... Use whatever your comfortable with. Why the big stuff just for a day of snowshoeing ?


Trip Reports / Re: Winter's return to The Muskokas
« on: January 08, 2014, 07:52:02 am »
Nice report and pics... I like the use of the Skidoo for hauling into a base camp.... especially when time is a factor. Thanks RavineRat.


Tents and Shelters / Re: A load of canvas tents... thoughts?
« on: February 01, 2013, 11:52:17 pm »
I am in the process of getting one of these as well, I was under the impression that two vertical poles could support a ridge line pole from the inside, is this possible?

Any other thoughts, suggestions or advise you are willing to pass on?

The tent looks great, and I am looking forward to trying out one as well.

Yes it came with the internal frame made from 2" x 2" I had the loops added so I can do it external. The vertical poles were in the way because I wanted to put my stove at the back in the middle. I suggest you have guy line loops put on the sides so you can pull them out and give you more room inside. All the mods that I had done to it were done here. they did a great job.


Tents and Shelters / Re: A load of canvas tents... thoughts?
« on: January 28, 2013, 07:04:49 am »
TSC? Tractor Supply?
 Top loading Ok for me I'm used to backpacking one pot meals...

Yes the farm and hardware store. It was on sale for $75 in late November. One pot meals is likely what I will be doing also.

Up here these stoves goes by the name of Hippy Killer.... Cause when people in the started to move up here in mass in late 60ies early 70ies, they were using a lot of these stove, in wall tent, small shack, and cabins, and I goes a few of them didn't really know how to use stoves and just died from Carbon monoxide, or shelter burn down!!! We also know them a "air tight" even if they are every thing but air tight....

By the way, your set up look great and you tent turn out great!!

I would probably consider having sod cloth on the front as well, to cut the draft when the door is closed... but you will find out if you need it or not!


I will see how it works out without sod cloth in the front. It might be good to have some air coming in anyway with the stove going.


Tents and Shelters / Re: A load of canvas tents... thoughts?
« on: January 27, 2013, 09:51:38 pm »
Wow, that is some hard ground, all of your nails are bent.  :) Your setup looks great. This is my first year hot camping and I am loving every minute of it, and I bet you are too.

I think I'm going to like it.

Looks great!
Tell us about your stove..

The stove is from TSC. It was cheap so I got it on sale. I think it will work ok, but it is top loading and not alot of room on top. It will do for now, but I will likely get something better next year.

Tents and Shelters / Re: A load of canvas tents... thoughts?
« on: January 27, 2013, 09:11:56 pm »
Well I finaly got to set the tent up in the back yard, and fired up the wood stove. All the mods that I had done to it work good, even the stove jack made from silicone baking sheets works.  :) I think that I will need to get an elbow for the stove pipe outside the tent so the pipe can be put more verticle. Over all I am very happy with how it turned out. Now to get out and use it.


Tents and Shelters / Re: A load of canvas tents... thoughts?
« on: January 09, 2013, 08:58:37 pm »
Add a flap down the front covering the opening

Yes I was thinking of something like that.

TNR, I,m sure it will work! It was a similar set up in my Arctic Oven Tent. I use to put my stash of wood for the night behind the stove, it had double purpose, it would dry it, kind of protect the back wall from the heat and be out of the way... It might be a good place to put it in your tent as well?!?!  It would be nice to see your set up when you get it all nice and tight, with the stove going and the bannik cooking on top of it....

I think it will work Ok too. As soon as I get it set up all nice and tight, I will post some pics.

Tents and Shelters / Re: A load of canvas tents... thoughts?
« on: January 08, 2013, 05:50:35 pm »
Look like it will work good!! One question, why the stove at the back?? What will be your floor layout? I guess it was 2 questions...

I thought it would be out of the way there. I can fit two people quite nicely along the sides, with the stove in the middle at the back. But most of the time it will be just me in it. When the sides are pulled out tight there is actually alot of room up the middle to bring in wood and use it as a eating area. I should have some room to stack wood up there also. The only thing I don't like about the tent is that it ties shut. So that will be a bit drafty. I need to do something about this.
This is also my first hot tent so I have to learn what works best as I go, and make changes when needed.


Tents and Shelters / Re: A load of canvas tents... thoughts?
« on: January 07, 2013, 05:56:05 pm »
OK... Here is the tent with the mods. Just a quick set up with the internal poles, and I did not pull the sides tight. But there are three loops per side five on the ridge for external pole/tree set up, sod cloth added and stove jack sewn in. They did an awesome job on it. I hope to set it up on the weekend and try the stove in it to see how the stove jack works out. It looks like it will work ok though.


Tents and Shelters / Re: A load of canvas tents... thoughts?
« on: January 06, 2013, 12:38:24 pm »
I ended up getting one of these. They are in realy good shape. I took mine to Sobstad Sails in Barrie for the mods. They are adding three loops on the ridge, so I can use external poles. Also adding three guy line loops per side, sod cloth, and I made a stove jack from silicone baking sheets and they are sewing it in for me. So I will be into total for $410.00. It will be ready on Monday, so I hopeto get some pics up this week.


That was an awesome video. What a life.


Amazing skill and patiance. A pleasure to watch. Thanks for posting.


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