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Other Winter Camping Gear / Re: Sleeping Bag Colour?
« on: January 07, 2018, 08:54:17 am »
Doesn't show stain and dirt as much... But other than that I don't think it makes a difference... One thing for sure that if you sleep in a -40c bag that is black inside out make you look slimmer!!!

Dark colors make my butt look big...

Snowtrekker Tents / snowtrekker modifications?
« on: December 02, 2017, 05:24:42 pm »
I was out the last couple nights in my Baker tent and got to thinking it would be nice to have a couple Velcro-removable windows on the front sides.

Looking at your website, I don't see any mention of custom tent work.  But I did see some mention of retro-fit doors and screens.

Do you undertake custom tent work and modifications at Snowtrekker?

Trip Reports / Re: Hello MariJane- Our Trip to Nopiming Provincial Park
« on: October 25, 2017, 04:52:58 pm »
Great trip report and video!   Thanks for sharing.

My suggestion is to dive in and make it happen this month.  You still have plenty of snow and cold.  Give your equipment a test run in your backyard a couple times so that you can see how things work and what needs improvement.  Don't wait for next season.

You don't have a stove, but you will want your sleep system to work overnight in an unheated tent anyway.  The tent is only one component of your winter camping gear.

What are your camping goals?  Snowshoeing, ice fishing, relaxing?
How old are you?
Where in the UP are you located?

Trip Reports / Re: Winter 2017: A 5-day solo trip with plans to return
« on: February 01, 2017, 09:34:05 pm »
Nice video.  What were you fishing for and what lake?

Looks like a nice trip and a nice place to camp and explore!

Fire and Woodstoves / Re: New Wood Stove - Kni-Co Packer
« on: December 27, 2016, 04:03:37 pm »
Be sure to fire up and burn the stove outside before your first trip.  You want the oils to burn off the metal outside rather than inside your new tent on the first night.  Signed, The Voice of Experience.

Based on dimensions, the medium won't take any more space on your sled... 2" wider won't make a difference, length is the same.  You might want to be considering the large stove.

Fire and Woodstoves / Re: Telescoping stovepipe
« on: December 06, 2016, 12:54:23 pm »
Also make sure that you are not simply telescoping the pipe.  The shortest segment goes into the end of the next larger segment and so on.

Yes.  The Kni-Co pipes can be nested for storage, but you don't just telescope the nested pipes to put onto your stove.  Each segment fits onto the next segment to build the length of stovepipe needed.

Fire and Woodstoves / Re: welding blanket for under the stove
« on: November 30, 2016, 04:02:41 pm »
My welding blanket for under or near the stove is a basic fiberglass mat about 3' by 5'.  It has a seamed edge... I don't think cutting down would be a good option as the material would likely fray and come unwoven.  I don't know if scissors would cut the fabric.  The fiberglass material does not have a lot of strength and seems prone to puncture (think chair leg or stove leg pressure), but it drains well and makes an okay floor mat.

Fire and Woodstoves / Re: Running Stove in Very Strong Winds
« on: November 15, 2016, 03:28:14 pm »
Be careful with strong winds shaking the tent which can loosen the stove pipe.  Be sure your stovepipe support is strong and secure.

News & Events / Re: Winter Camping Symposium 2016
« on: October 26, 2016, 04:19:47 pm »
I wrenched my back last week and have not recovered enough to make the trip... I am really bummed!

This is on my calendar for next year!

News & Events / Re: Winter Camping Symposium 2016
« on: October 18, 2016, 09:37:19 pm »
What is the policy on firewood?  Is wood available on site or bring your own?  Some states and locations are restrictive on transporting wood for fear of disease.

Classifieds / Re: snowtrekker tent and kni co stove for 1000obo
« on: September 25, 2016, 08:42:35 pm »
Good for you.  Congrats!

News & Events / Re: Winter Camping Symposium 2016
« on: September 21, 2016, 09:28:03 pm »
I'm surprised there's not more chatter on here about this......................

Signed up and getting pumped for my first Winter Camping Symposium!!  Hoping there is a wooded spot to set up my Campfire Tent that needs plenty of tie-offs.

Classifieds / Re: Snowtrekker Tent for Sale $650
« on: February 14, 2016, 03:44:09 pm »
Wow.  I thought that was me (Troutfisher!)

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