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I've set it up on my first addition Snowtrekker 3 -4 person matched with the smaller 4 dog ti stove and four piece tapered pipe to the elbow, to the straight pipe with the damper into the stove.  I first attached the ring to the middle of the third from the top tapered piece which resulted the guylines coming off the ring  at perhaps a 10 degree angle.  This put only a little force on the pipe back into the stove but I worry about the "tetter-totter" effect others have mentioned as this position is in the lower half of the four straight sections.   I repositioned the ring to the lower third of section #2 from the top which results in the lines coming off the ring at a more severe 30 degree angle  and putting enough pressure on the pipe to force the last section down into

Others are swearing by this system.  What am I doing wrong?

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Tents and Shelters / Re: d-ring set-up for bi-pod replacement
« on: April 07, 2020, 08:40:35 pm »
Built the ring today (sloppy, no workshop in my condo)  Will set the tent up and try it out the next sunny day.

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Tents and Shelters / Re: d-ring set-up for bi-pod replacement
« on: April 07, 2020, 08:16:08 am »
Simple, clever.

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Tents and Shelters / Re: d-ring set-up for bi-pod replacement
« on: April 06, 2020, 04:41:38 pm »
pinned??  If i get it together to try out the D ring set up I will explore the possibility of creating a little down pressure  with it which will minimize the problem  My stove set up (discussed elsewhere is quite stable and doesn't move much.

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Tents and Shelters / Re: d-ring set-up for bi-pod replacement
« on: April 06, 2020, 03:31:32 pm »
Isn't that then the weak link in the system.   What say, if the stove settles at night and separates at that junction?  I like the d-ring idea as it avoids the problem of a tripod settling in snow.

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Tents and Shelters / Re: d-ring set-up for bi-pod replacement
« on: April 06, 2020, 12:26:35 pm »
  I understand securing the stovepipe sections with wire, but are folks doing anything to secure the stove pipe sections to the  stove itself?

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Other Winter Camping Gear / Re: Centre zip sleeping bags
« on: April 03, 2020, 01:05:09 pm »
Anyone tried renting high quality bags instead of tying up $900 on a piece of equipment you might use once or twice a year?

That is probably a good idea for some people, but for me that is one step away from renting underwear.

Mike

You can rent underwear??

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Other Winter Camping Gear / Re: Centre zip sleeping bags
« on: April 02, 2020, 09:15:10 am »
Anyone tried renting high quality bags instead of tying up $900 on a piece of equipment you might use once or twice a year?

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Old topic I know but I have nothing else to do. 

What about RENTING high quality sleeping bags if you are only going  out a few times a year and don't want to spend $900 on a new bag?

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Other Winter Camping Gear / Re: Centre zip sleeping bags
« on: April 01, 2020, 07:44:56 am »
Too bad.  As I become older, three problems have emerged with cold camping.
1. Shit is too heavy.  Solution:  fit twenty somethings  attracted to porter job at $20/hour.  (This worked well the first year we tried it)
2. I am an increasingly active sleeper .  Solution: Barrel bag??  Center zip bag??
3. Have to get up 1 -2 nights to urinate:  Solution: P jar that is stored under snow to keep from freezing.  Catheter??


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Fire and Woodstoves / Re: Heat at night
« on: March 26, 2020, 04:13:00 pm »
Forse07  Don't I wish I could spend the whole night in bed.  69 year old bladder has other ideas.
Haha! Yeah it is no fun getting out of bed to put on cold boots and go outside only to return to a cold sleeping bag Once you open up that bag all the that was stored in there is gone almost in an instant. I tried using an empty bottle one time but it was frozen solid by morning and I ended up having to pack it out.
You have to bury it upside down in the snow by your bag so it doesn't freeze and even if it does freeze a bit the cap will still be removable.

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Fire and Woodstoves / Re: Heat at night
« on: March 13, 2020, 06:43:28 pm »
Forse07  Don't I wish I could spend the whole night in bed.  69 year old bladder has other ideas.

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Fire and Woodstoves / Heat at night
« on: March 11, 2020, 02:19:05 pm »
Just curious. We don't.

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General Winter Camping Discussion / Re: Winter camping!!
« on: March 01, 2020, 08:16:22 pm »
My model now ( that I am trying to convince my wife to buy into)  is to  identify places off the beaten past that permit turns on excellent terrain, then find  two fit 20-30 sometings who want to shlep the 100lbs of gear into that place as a  remote basecamp for bc skiing.  Think of all the yurts around.  Not a bad way to spend $400.

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