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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.

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Re: light hot tent set up wanted
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2018, 10:26:28 am »
I have something you might be interested in. I will pm you to an old link on the site.
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Re: light hot tent set up wanted
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2018, 11:13:04 am »
Check your messages.
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Re: light hot tent set up wanted
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2018, 06:34:57 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.

Snowtrekker also makes the Minimalist size canvas tent.  The issue is finding lightweight canvas.  Snowtrekker and Atuk seem to have the market cornered for that type of canvas material.   As for stoves, you aren't going to find much lighter than the 4 Dog Titanium stove if you are looking for a rigid box type stove.  You could go with one of the back packing folding titanium woodstove, but you have to be prepared to assemble the thing every time you use it.

Good luck.

Brian

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Re: light hot tent set up wanted
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2018, 09:43:09 pm »
Hello! Are you thinking of selling your setup?

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Re: light hot tent set up wanted
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2018, 08:35:16 pm »
Not until I find an alternative.   Not likely at this point, at least this year.

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Re: light hot tent set up wanted
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2018, 11:29:17 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 time...be well.

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Re: light hot tent set up wanted
« Reply #7 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 time...be well.

snapper

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.

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Re: light hot tent set up wanted
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2018, 02:01:29 pm »
My stove is sized so that the stovepipe fits inside for travel.

Works perfectly. All the dirty stuff in one bundle.

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Re: light hot tent set up wanted
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2018, 06:26:32 pm »
My stove is sized so that the stovepipe fits inside for travel.

Works perfectly. All the dirty stuff in one bundle.

I think you'll find that the same can be said of the stove currently in use by the OP. He just wants something smaller and lighter, the limitation is the length of fixed pipe. We have a Kni-o Trekker (18" by 10" by 10") for our 8 by 10 Snowtrekker and it is plenty warm enough but it is not a light stove. Tent isn't very light either but it is OK for two, your not going to get much lighter in cotton unless you make one. Switching to a tent that uses poles cut from the bush or is strung between trees like a hammock tent would be one way to go if you can find some light cotton.
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Re: light hot tent set up wanted
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2018, 07:40:44 am »
I know you stated that you wanted a canvas hot tent, but, if you are interested I am willing to part with my 4 man Kifaru tipi with a medium stove. It is in “poor” shape, but, functional. Located in the GTA and asking for $450 for both stove and tipi.