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  • Another oops with stove

    I knew the Smokey Hut TP was a bit tight.
    new stove pipe was great. No guy line problems.
    I guess I tossed and turned and touched the stove box.
    Yep, it was about 12” away. And the center pole was there.
    I wish I had a camera on me when sleeping to see what the heck happened. Little feathers floating around. Thought it was my down booties. Buying tenacious tape, stove for sale. I’m sticking with ST and kni co stove. No more “oops” posts from me.

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    Coldfeet - Sorry you're having issues with your gear. I remember you saying you wanted to go with a lighter set-up after having a nasty haul-in on the Oswegatchie. Maybe you've just gone too small in an attempt to lighten your load. Have you checked out a shelter that's one size up from where you are now? I have a Seek Outside "Redcliff" that's designed for two when using a stove. I've been in it with my wife and our dog during the warmer months and I don't think you'd have any problem with the amount of room inside. Also, the stove pipe runs up through the middle of the tent so it's pretty stable; which I think would eliminate the last issue you had with the stove pipe.

    I'm sure there are other options out there that would work for you without the weight penalty of hauling the Snowtrekker & Knico stove. While they're certainly great gear, the weight penalty is there unless you're car camping. If you're ever interested in checking out the Redcliff, let me know and we'll work something out.

    That's all for now. Take care and until next time...be well.

    snapper

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    • #3
      Another reason for letting the stove go out! When you’re patching try to push an oversize piece of light fabric into the hole to stop the feathers emerging before adding the patch. I try to stretch the fabric over a box before adding the patch to help get all the creases out.

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      • #4
        Oh, man. 😔 Really sorry to hear you had another rough go. Glad you’re still well and able-bodied.
        Last edited by 4estTrekker; 02-08-2021, 08:36 AM.

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        • #5
          Sorry for your issues, I have small tent 6.5'x6.5', small collapsible stove from liteoutdoors. I just stash wood between sleeping place and the stove

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          • #6
            My worst fear...my quilts making contact with the hot stuff.
            Always have to be mindful

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            • #7
              Looking at the photos online I'm surprised at how little room there is in that tent. The shallow sloping walls force you toward the middle, right where the stove is. Maybe play around with the orientation of the stove or move the stove over with a new jack, add a wall to free up space around the perimeter or get another taller tent!

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              • #8
                Yep to all.....wish i read this earlier, I patched it up earlier today.....

                I deleted a remark about 5 times trying to figure out how to say something.
                It just seems that they way I'm using this set up on group trips isn't really worth it.
                I say that because we social distance cooking outside, have a mini group campfire then 9:00 comes
                I'm tired, go into the TP and can fall asleep pretty quit without ever lighting the stove.
                So the other night I lite it and shut my eyes
                probably burned for 30 minutes...did have the fire extinguisher and knife ready..
                Going to NY Adirondacks LOJ next week because of school vacation...No sled pulling this year.
                car camping....I'll just relax and think this over....I do like the idea of this small stove for canoe tripping..
                Like BV and Snapper mentioned, need the right shelter to be safe....that's the most important...



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                • #9
                  Coldfeet ouch! that's one reason why I added handles on the side of my stoves, you can use them for lifting, and I hang tinfoil oven liners from them as baffles to stop things like that from happening.

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                  • #10
                    HEy SG,yep...smart...i have simple metal flat triangles leaning along it.....i failed to cover the front...I knew it was not a good idea the first time I laid down so close to it.....but it was only a material problem and nothing worse. I'll keep the stove and wait for the right type of small tent...with the canvas top and nylon walls to make it lighter.....hmmm, hopefully in 2024 when I retire I will get up to one of those WCS and bring some $$$$$ with me and go home with a safer larger tent.....there are so many talented folks out here making those that I'm sure by then there will be a market.
                    meanwhile, my ADK trip cancelled because friend caught the "c" so I'll go back to the place where i work during the summer in NY and relax there.....but ice is coming..thats got me thinking about the roads...best to all. be safe..

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                    • #11
                      Sadly I am selling my stove and TP to a friend. It's nice gear but right now it's not the right gear for me to use where I'm going. Will just take the loss of $$$ and think from now on with my head and not my heart. Same thing with my hammock buying, just not for me. I'll stick to laying down and hugging good old mother earth and enjoy the ST.

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