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    Got out for my first trip January 17th-22nd. -17 below and the Four Dog Stove kept up comfy all night. It was a great trip and we had the place to ourselves!
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  • #2
    I too was out that weekend but up north in NY.
    Tell me about the wood? Did you know it was there under the snow, haul it in a short way? Have it stashed someplace.
    that’s the toughest part here. We usually have to double back to our cars with empty sleds and get wood ( purchased within 50 miles) and biobricks ( from home) then haul it back to the site.
    I’m getting tired doing that.
    I should have bought the 4 dog stove years ago, maybe I’ll mention it to my family for a few birthday future presents.
    thanks for sharing. Coldfeet

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Coldfeet View Post
      Tell me about the wood? Did you know it was there under the snow, haul it in a short way? Have it stashed someplace.

      I should have bought the 4 dog stove years ago, maybe I’ll mention it to my family for a few birthday future presents.
      thanks for sharing. Coldfeet
      That is dead standing tree felled about an 1/8th mile from camp. With all the wood burnt during a five day trip for heating and cooking I could rent a hotel for what "approved" firewood wood cost me in MN. The stove is the smaller Four Dog in steel, with an 8x11 Snowtrekker. I have an Ultra Light ll on order, can't wait! I wanted to rent a Four Dog Stove before I invested in it and I'm glad I did. Best wood stove I have used. Their are built like a tank and the baffle really reflected the heat back for cooking. I learned I need a minimum 10x13 tent for my purposes. Still debating on the 10x13 Basecamp or the 13x13 mega Crew. Decisions, decisions.

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      • #4
        Nice. I was able to get out that weekend as well. Beautiful spot. Where did you end up camping?

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        • #5
          I don't mention exact locations unless it is in the BWCA, State Park, etc. It was next to one of the tributaries of the St. Croix.

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          • #6


            I was out as well that weekend. Manistee National Forest.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Midwest Firecraft View Post
              I don't mention exact locations unless it is in the BWCA, State Park, etc. It was next to one of the tributaries of the St. Croix.
              I understand. Finding those spots take a lot of time an effort.

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              • #8
                MF, I have the 9x11 ST short wall ( think it’s called that, 18”) high, I like it but, yea but, I would also like one with higher walls. Last few times out it was car camping near a spot.
                great to be able to rent a stove to test out. Here in NY we can’t cut down anything because guys like me think everything is dead when it’s not. So we have to buy bundles of wood, plus I have those bio bricks. Yea, expensive. I always wondered what goes on in other states. Thanks for sharing. PS, we got app 16” snow here today along the coast of NYC. Very pretty out today.
                best wishes.

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