Winter Stove Hot Tenting

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Winter Stove Hot Tenting

Postby Zenfish » Mar Thu 05, 2020 12:54 pm

It’s been a while since I’ve posted, let alone had the time to be able to read much of WCF, but wanted to do a quick post to send out signs of life. Wasn't sure which section to post this in so I figured since cooking steak in a mancave tent in a snowstorm has to do with cooking, I posted this here. Winter’s been busy with family and holidays and only had a few chances to get out to camp or hike. Ice fishing hasn’t pulled me in too much this year and my hard water gear has been dormant while I continued to explore the stove tent adventures and my newfound wood carving hobby. Carved my first spoon. Made for a great V-day gift. I’m addicted to high end knives and it gave me a great excuse to have more knives than I need. Some pics from the most recent hot tenting and some steel/wood pics.
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Re: Winter Stove Hot Tenting

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Re: Winter Stove Hot Tenting

Postby joetrain » Mar Thu 05, 2020 1:01 pm

Welcome back Mike. How comfortable is that hot tent on a cold night?
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Postby RonG » Mar Thu 05, 2020 1:08 pm

Welcome back! I was going to post on P-Fly's post yesterday to tell Zen to get his butt back on here.

Very cool! Love the tent. & you need all those knives if you are to sleep on the shores of Popular Creek or places like that. :mrgreen:
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Re: Winter Stove Hot Tenting

Postby Zenfish » Mar Thu 05, 2020 1:24 pm

Joe, I've had the tent setup in temps as low as mid-20s and it's plenty warm and cozy and can handle even colder temps. Inside, about waist level, it's 60-70 degrees when the tent is closed. Up high by the peak of the teepee, it can get around 100 degrees!. There's plenty of venting I can do to balance it and I can cook smoky stuff inside as well by opening or removing the cone cap. The stove has a damper and intake control so I can get the wood to burn just how I want to regulate. Plenty of room for me and a cot and chair plus gear and stove.

Ron, if I could belt carry a knife everyday I would be happy. A blade is just so useful in so many different scenarios.
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Re: Winter Stove Hot Tenting

Postby polishfly » Mar Thu 05, 2020 1:39 pm

The firewood that eneded up a spoon should be grateful af! I wont comment on the steel fetish, I have seen it first hand. Scarier than modelovirus.
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Re: Winter Stove Hot Tenting

Postby Zenfish » Mar Thu 05, 2020 1:47 pm

I have certainly become charmed by the never ending attributes of wood that you learn while carving. Each piece of wood has its own characteristics and personality. Carving wood is like getting to know a person but better since wood doesn't talk back like Pfly haha
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Re: Winter Stove Hot Tenting

Postby Rambler » Mar Thu 05, 2020 2:05 pm

Now that's a really cool post!

I used to do a lot of winter camping so this brings back fond memories. Seems to me I read somewhere that a decent 3 season tent with one body inside will stay about 20 F. Not sure about a teepee.

There's something very special about winter night in the outdoors. Here's a shot of a buddy of mine standing outside my tent in 15 F temps the week before Christmas 1974. Arches Nat. Park, UT. Yes, it was cold!
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Re: Winter Stove Hot Tenting

Postby Aux Pleins » Mar Thu 05, 2020 5:15 pm

For a second I thought we were going to make a peace pipe. Either way clam baking that tent has to be cool.
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Re: Winter Stove Hot Tenting

Postby polishfly » Mar Thu 05, 2020 10:30 pm

Aux Pleins wrote:For a second I thought we were going to make a peace pipe. Either way clam baking that tent has to be cool.


Hahahaha I told him to make a pipe tomahawk! He can forge in his stove easily
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Re: Winter Stove Hot Tenting

Postby Rambler » Mar Fri 06, 2020 8:56 am

Another name for pipe tomahawk is calumet.
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Re: Winter Stove Hot Tenting

Postby Zenfish » Mar Fri 06, 2020 10:00 am

Next is small ice cream spoons for the kids. Then tomahawk pipe for me.

Rambler, that tent looks cold as heck lol. Beautiful spot though.
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Re: Winter Stove Hot Tenting

Postby polishfly » Mar Fri 06, 2020 10:17 am

It should be mentioned that you go through 5-10 bundles of wood per night!
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Re: Winter Stove Hot Tenting

Postby Zenfish » Mar Fri 06, 2020 10:23 am

polishfly wrote:It should be mentioned that you go through 5-10 bundles of wood per night!


To be accurate, overnight I go through about 3 bundles on a very cold night, including relax time before turning in. When Pfly needs to warm up throughout the day, the persistent fire requires more wood :lol:
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Re: A missive from CLF for the ages

Postby RonG » Mar Fri 06, 2020 10:28 am

polishfly wrote:It should be mentioned that you go through 5-10 bundles of wood per night!


Yeah, that's just for the carving. How much wood for the stove?
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Re: Winter Stove Hot Tenting

Postby Bassin' Ted » Mar Fri 06, 2020 10:40 am

Good stuff.
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Re: Winter Stove Hot Tenting

Postby DasGoby » Mar Fri 06, 2020 11:27 am

Good stuff. Reminds me of a youtube channel I recently found that I think a lot of you guys would enjoy.

It is Backcountry Angling Ontario: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6k05MGcGTTWZY6NS3kDFEg

The guy has a lot of great videos of long solo canoe trips from way up north (with a little bit of fishing).

This winter he's been posting videos of hot tent camping.
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Re: Winter Stove Hot Tenting

Postby urbanHog312 » Mar Fri 06, 2020 11:29 am

very neat. i would like a tomahawk pipe as well.
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Re: Winter Stove Hot Tenting

Postby Skifish1 » Mar Sat 07, 2020 5:22 am

Spooning and hot winter tenting maybe with my wife.
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Re: Winter Stove Hot Tenting

Postby catchafew » Mar Sun 08, 2020 7:28 pm

Great report Mike, good to see you back on the boards.
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