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Outings => General Outings => Topic started by: randyt on March 04, 2020, 04:27:32 AM

Title: new hot tent maiden voyage
Post by: randyt on March 04, 2020, 04:27:32 AM
went out for a weekend a few weeks back with my new hot tent and stove. The tent is a a-frame, not sur on size. It sets up easily with a ratchet strap between two trees and then stakes to hold the bottom. There are some lines that pull the middle out and that opens it up a bit too.

here's a couple photos

(https://i.imgur.com/aEYWvWKl.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Tt9rU9jl.jpg)

I burned the galvanized off before use. stove is 9" by 9" and 22 inches long, 3" chimney. Done well thinking about upgrading to a 4" chimney
(https://i.imgur.com/FNTqIV1l.jpg)

3" chimney hole, I formed in with a ball peen hammer.
(https://i.imgur.com/m6GbF6El.jpg)
Title: Re: new hot tent maiden voyage
Post by: crashdive123 on March 04, 2020, 04:37:14 AM
Well done.  What's all that white stuff on the ground?
Title: Re: new hot tent maiden voyage
Post by: randyt on March 04, 2020, 04:41:52 AM
it's a funky type of grass, only grows in abundance in cold climates. Bugs and whatnot hate it.
Title: Re: new hot tent maiden voyage
Post by: wsdstan on March 04, 2020, 12:18:28 PM
Nice setup.  What is it...... a two person deal or more?
Title: Re: new hot tent maiden voyage
Post by: randyt on March 04, 2020, 05:16:27 PM
I think it 6 foot by 9 foot, not sure but it would sleep two
Title: Re: new hot tent maiden voyage
Post by: wolfy on March 04, 2020, 07:16:45 PM
Did you build the stove, randy?  It looks like the one that Lonnie from Far North Bushcraft & Survival showed how to build on his YouTube channel a couple of years ago.  You did a great job of building if you did! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: new hot tent maiden voyage
Post by: randyt on March 05, 2020, 04:20:11 AM
I built the stove, HVAC is my trade. Here is my shop

(https://i.imgur.com/X0d5HXCl.jpg)
Title: Re: new hot tent maiden voyage
Post by: wsdstan on March 05, 2020, 07:41:48 AM
Nice shop.  Nice work on the stove.  On the chimney opening do you cut the hole smaller than 3" and then peen the metal to build the rim and enlarge the hole? 
Title: Re: new hot tent maiden voyage
Post by: randyt on March 05, 2020, 03:34:50 PM
I cut it about a shy 1/2 inch smaller and then peened it with a hammer.
Title: Re: new hot tent maiden voyage
Post by: wsdstan on March 05, 2020, 07:14:23 PM
It turned out well.  Thanks for the photos of it.