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Woods Walker
2006-03-14, 00:23
I do a great deal of extended winter camping. Now in the warmer months I go ultra light on all my gear but for me that does not cut it in winter. Temps below zero the Pepsi can stove is a joke to melt snow and when the white gas runs out things can turn nasty. The solution for endless cooking and warmth without the destructive “Whiteman’s fire”? A nice wood burning stove. Here are some pics of my homemade wood stoves.

Mego Hobo, long body.

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Short body.

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Trail stove with home made fan. Can use a 9 v battery too.

http://images5.theimagehosting.com/hobo1.jpg (http://www.theimagehosting.com)

Homemade wood burning stove for Packable tipi tent. Ok its 6 lbs with home made stack robber and foil pipe but when it is snowing outside and 90 inside with hot coffee you forget about the 6 lbs.

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2006-03-14, 11:13
love that little stove! i've had a yukon stove that red before... almost burned the tent down... but it was -40 outside, and i was a little chilly...

you're right about the weight thing... in winter, you can put stuff on a sled and carry a bit more... i still won't 'carry' more than about 30lbs... but i have no problem pulling 50 or so in a sled... we did that in boy scouts (but without the stoves... what were we thinking!?)

2006-03-14, 13:27
Check out these stove/tipi systems from Kifaru:


Woods Walker
2006-03-15, 20:08
Kifaru paratipi. Comes in a about 3 lbs.

http://images5.theimagehosting.com/paratipi18.jpg (http://www.theimagehosting.com)

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4-man tipi 5.5 lbs

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Homemade heated tarp shelter with Hennessy Hammock.

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2006-03-15, 23:48
Those Kifaru Teepees look like the heat (literally) . The only problem with them, you can't use a hammock with them. That Para tipi looks like the ultimate one-man alpine hunting shelter, which is pretty much what it was designed to be. The 4-man would be comfy for two guys camping out of a 4x4, you could use a cot and a thick thermarest and have a piece of tyvek for a floor. I like the coyote brown color, does it heat up in the sun on a warm day?

Woods Walker
2006-03-17, 18:29
Paratipi is a real nice one man set up for winter camping. Warmer weather I am a hammock camper looking to cut every OZ. But for winter camping I move alot slower and spend more time in camp. I can carry a 4-man tipi and small stove on my back as it comes in a 9 lbs. With a buddy I split the load. But they have a super tarp stove front combo that comes in at just over 1 lb. Thats right fokes a heated shelter that comes in at about 1 lb 5 oz. A small stove is 2 lb 13 oz. The pipe is foil so it rolls down to nothing

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I don't own this shelter but wow heated rain/snow free wood fire cooking that packs down crazy small and easy on the back. But still I use my hammock for everything 20 degrees and up. But for 10 to sub zero its wood stove time.