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Camping with a wood stove

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by legrandice, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. legrandice

    legrandice Burning Hunk

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    The wife and just did an overnight Dogsledding trip as part of our vacation. She does not do well in the cold....so this was a good introduction to winter camping. Temp was 10 at noon and dropped. Wind was 20 to 30. After the tent was setup and the stove was going maintained 60 inside. Toasty warm. We both were too hot sleeping at night. This was a guided trip...if i want to camp with the wife in the winter i am going to have to find one of these!
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  2. Mr A

    Mr A Minister of Fire

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    Looks a good way to get yourself barbecued. I never have seen those, I'm just a summer camper. I had no idea there are tents made for this sort of thing.
  3. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Looks like the set of a Civil War movie.
  4. Gasifier

    Gasifier Minister of Fire

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    That definitely looks like it would be too warm. Sounds like fun though!
  5. billb3

    billb3 Minister of Fire

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    You're gonna need a bigger tent
  6. Seasoned Oak

    Seasoned Oak Minister of Fire

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    My wife wont stay in that hotel. She much prefers a tropical vacation in winter. With a bigger room.
  7. ScotO

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    I love winter camping.....makes the wife pull in a little closer.....giving me an excuse to......you get the point!! :p
  8. Seasoned Oak

    Seasoned Oak Minister of Fire

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    I guess one benefit would be after a day or two it makes you appreciate the warm comfortable bed you left behind at home. Not to mention the local hungry predator population.
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  9. legrandice

    legrandice Burning Hunk

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    That was my thought too...but the wife was buried in her mummy bag and not coming out for anything.


    The surprising thing is how warm we both were during the night. With the fire going...the tent was downright hot! Even with the wind blowing I was sleeping on top of my sleeping bag. These tents were and are used by pioneers in Alaska. They make double wall ones for the serious folks!
  10. ScotO

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    That's why you only want to pack ONE SLEEPING BAG!!:eek::rolleyes: :p;)

    My one buddy (who passed away from cancer a couple years back) hunted in upper Montana every fall, they had a large tent like yours, with a pretty big woodstove in it.....he said it was amazing how comfortable it would be after a long day on the mountain......
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  11. legrandice

    legrandice Burning Hunk

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    Great idea! Next time....
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  12. begreen

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    You need to think Russian style. -15F, no problem, pass the antifreeze (aka vodka).

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  13. Seasoned Oak

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    That sleepin outside in the cold is fer you young fellers. Us er more seasoned folks will keep a eye on the brandy back at the cabin.
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    we use "mate-able" sleeping bags for couples camping in the cold weather. I have super actic mummy bag for solo stuff. I never had a stove in a tent before...i think hot cocoa from bedside is nice idea. look like fun times.
  15. Seasoned Oak

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    Long as :) no one ate beans for lunch phew!!!!
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    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    My good buddy has a tent made for the small woodstove he has . . . this is my buddy who routinely helps me cut wood for a day or two and all he asks in return is a bit of apple or maple wood for smoking his meat (which he often shares with me), some short wood for his camp woodstove and some wood for our camping trips in the summer and fall.

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