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Classifieds / Re: For Sale Four Dog Stove
« on: February 26, 2019, 03:16:31 pm »
Dash would you be able to let me know if it has a baffle and possibly post a picture? I may still be interested even without the shelf.

Classifieds / Re: For Sale Four Dog Stove
« on: February 26, 2019, 02:56:51 pm »
Do they not come standard with the side shelf and baffle?

Classifieds / Re: For Sale Four Dog Stove
« on: February 26, 2019, 11:34:07 am »
If it doesn't work out with Gnatwest I would be interested.

Sleds and Toboggans / Re: The Ptarmigan with a CCS cover
« on: January 10, 2019, 11:40:26 am »
That looks really nice. I like the high sides although it does look a tad short to hold the gear I typically bring. Would be very curious to see a pic of it fully loaded.

Other Winter Camping Gear / Re: Pushing my -20 F. down bag to lower temps
« on: December 12, 2018, 05:05:48 pm »
I have an REI bag rated to 10 above and I sleep with wool socks, sweat pants and a sweatshirt on a exped downmat 7 (R5.9 I believe). Last year we spent nights in temps that reached -42 and I slept fine. I don't typically wear my balaclava to sleep but I am pretty sure I did those nights.

Tents and Shelters / Re: Snowtrekker Shrink?
« on: November 27, 2018, 01:46:14 pm »
I have had this same issue happen to me with my snow trekker and pop up fish house. I have learned to make sure and dry the tent out in between each use to make sure this doesn't happen while on a trip.

Classifieds / Re: light hot tent set up wanted
« on: November 14, 2018, 11:40:49 am »
Just a quick comment on the stove.  I have both a Kni-Co stove and a collapsible titanium stove and use the one most appropriate to the shelter I'm in.  That being said, I always read comments to the effect about the collapsible one having to be broken down and set up each time you want to use it.  My question is why?  While the broken down stove is easier to transport, which is one of its pluses, it doesn't have to be collapsed for travel.  You'll need to be more careful with it, in my opinion, than one of the rigid stoves but you can still keep it "set-up" if you'd like.  There's nothing that demands you break it apart for travel. 

Just my thoughts.  Take them for what they're worth.

That's all for now.  Take care and until next well.


I completely agree. I also have a collapsible titanium stove and I no longer take apart mostly because it can be difficult to put back together after years of use. I pack it in a bag that is cinched on top of my sled to prevent any damage to it. It saves time and frustration and I wish I would have been doing this from day 1.

General Winter Camping Discussion / Re: Hot Tent Sleeping Setup
« on: October 30, 2018, 03:17:54 pm »
Does that go for the whole superior national forest or just BWCA?


I have the inflator but I prefer a pump bag, quieter and one less electronic doodad. For the Exped get the Schnozzel bag.
The bag looks virtually weightless which is a huge plus, I'll have to give it a try this year.

I have had the x-ped downmat 7 for roughly 8 years using it 25-30 nights a year and never had an issue. I just wish there was a better way to air it up than doing CPR for 5 minutes.

General Winter Camping Discussion / Re: Hot Tent Sleeping Setup
« on: August 27, 2018, 01:26:40 pm »
Our group has used cots in the past and they work fine however I don't like the added weight to my sled. We are also not allowed to cut live trees where we camp so boughs are not an option. Unless slush is unavoidable we set up camp on the lake. We stomp down all the snow with our snowshoes and then setup the tent on the snow rather than the ice to prevent the house freezing to the ice. We do not use a floor of any kind however we to spread small sticks and twigs on the floor to help with slipping once the snow has melted and turned into ice. We do use a tarp under our sleeping area along with foam pads and exped downmats which work great for winter.

Fire and Woodstoves / Re: wood
« on: February 15, 2018, 12:48:57 pm »
We are rarely picky. On our last trip we mostly found blown over birch that was still a bit wet. We just split it very small and it burned well enough to keep our tent warm even in temps of -30F.

General Winter Camping Discussion / Re: Snowmobile winter camping
« on: January 16, 2018, 12:38:31 pm »
I feel lucky being close to an area where I could use a snowmobile if I wanted to or I can go to an area where they are not allowed. I have never used a snowmobile to winter camp but at some point I may want to. As for now I prefer to have the silence and seclusion and I enjoy the physical challenge of getting to an area that isn't easy to get to. I do agree that sites with easier access tend to get trashed more often and take more abuse which is really sad.

Saws, Axes, Knives, Cutting Tools / Re: Ice Augers
« on: January 10, 2018, 03:03:35 pm »
Nils. They are a bit more expense and you need to handle them with a little more care but it is the best hand auger I have ever used.

Fire and Woodstoves / Re: Norwegian Gstove
« on: January 10, 2018, 02:00:07 pm »
My first stove was a Kni co stove and after many years I decided I needed to upgrade to a ti stove. I didn't want to spend the money of a four dog stove so I bought a ti barrel stove from lite outdoors and although it works ok and it is probably less than 4 lbs I have a few issues with it. It is very flimsy, dents and crinkles easily and after a few uses it does not put together very well. I wish I would have just coughed up the money and gotten a four dog then but I won't be making the same mistake a second time. my next stove will be a four dog whenever the budget allows.

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