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  • Greetings from SE Wisconsin

    I'm a lifelong wilderness enthusiast with years of camping and canoeing experience as well as almost 10 years of professional experience working in natural areas restoration and management and prescribed firing. I've grown tired of winter being a time of boredom for and have decided to expand my wilderness tripping activities into the cold season so that I can have something to look forward to during winter.

    Over the past year or two I've slowly been improving my cold weather wardrobe and gear in preparation. I do a lot of hammock camping, and will be adding to that to make it winter capable. I'd also love to get a hot tent setup for longer, deeper wilderness excursions, but that's a steeper investment that I'll worry about later if I ever find anyone else to join me to make the investment more worthwhile. Right now I still have some more important items on the to-buy list anyway. Sadly, I have even fewer friends interested in winter camping than the few who enjoying sharing summer trips and am not super into solo trips, but I'll cross that bridge when I come to it.

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    Welcome from Wisconsin, the north end!

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    • #3
      The investment can be as big as you want. There are other options to cut down on the initial hit financially. Many take 3 season tents and put stove jacks in them. Wood stoves can be made out of many household items. Although this might not be the best or lightest solution for your needs but it will get you started and doing so will allow you to decide how you want to hot tent.

      Welcome aboard!!!!!!

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      • #4
        Howdy! Agree with Heavy Duty. I, too, hammock camp, but love me a stove in the wintery months. I started (and continue) hot tenting on a very limited budget and have enjoyed the results.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Heavy Duty View Post
          The investment can be as big as you want. There are other options to cut down on the initial hit financially. Many take 3 season tents and put stove jacks in them. Wood stoves can be made out of many household items. Although this might not be the best or lightest solution for your needs but it will get you started and doing so will allow you to decide how you want to hot tent.

          Welcome aboard!!!!!!
          I'll just stick with cold-camping with my hammock until I can justify investing into a Snowtrekker or Esker. We have a 9x8 Kodiak that we car and no-portage camp with at times, but that is far too small to have enough room for a stove and people to be comfortable inside, plus I'm not into the idea of modifying a stove jack into it for such limited use. Also, it weighs over 50 lb, so no thank-you. A friend and I may just rent this year, but I don't want to get into the habit of renting since a purchased tent pretty much pays for itself in three weeks of use.
          Last edited by Phasmata; 11-06-2021, 10:09 AM.

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          • #6
            Where do you lilve? I'm in Milwaukee. I'm hosting a hammock hang this weekend at Devil's Lake. Interested?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Karla "with a k" View Post
              Where do you lilve? I'm in Milwaukee. I'm hosting a hammock hang this weekend at Devil's Lake. Interested?
              Racine. Somewhat interested but unable. I'm self-employed and have a habit of scheduling work unless I have something else planned first, and my work schedule is past Thanksgiving right now.

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              • #8
                Winter separates the true masochists from the rest LOL

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