Originally Posted by bigsky
I really like your tent. How does it work for you? Is is tuff to regulate the heat in a small space? How much does the tent cost and also how much does it weigh?
JMDEN, Tell us about the tent! Does the mfg'r have other sizes, options (water-proof flys, etc) ?
Thanks guys. Here's a link to some more info on the tent:
Tents for backpacking...
6.5 pounds with custom, adj. center pole and 16 stakes--just 'prototypes'...a few little bugs to work out if I was to make another one.
It's made out of 1.1oz silicon imprenated nylon ripstop. Superlight. Essentially same stuff that Kifaru uses. Totally watertight fabric and I seal the seams with McNett Silnet. Tent can leak around chimney. But if stove is running, that's really not a problem. If the stove is not running, there's an sewn in integral cover that goes over the stovejack---if look closely in pics, you can see it wrapped and velcroed around the point of the tent. Just unvelcro it, take down the chimney, and cover the stovejack. Velcro on edge of stovejack keep cover in place.
I'm the manufacturer... I just wanted a tent that did what the Kifaru tipi tents do, but had a few other options like better venting, integral floor and a design that would keep the bugs out. So far, so good. It cost me about $150 or less in materials to make the tent and I think the stove is about $300 at Kifaru.net. I'd have to charge a chunk of change to make it worth my time to make on of these--as much or more than Kifaru tipi tents go for. I'm not sure I even want to consider that.
No problem to regulate heat as the Kifaru Parastove I'm using is 'damperable'. Most of the SS stove and a good portion of the SS chimney will glow red hot when you're really firing it. On occasion, flame will shoot out the top of the stack a foot or so. First time that happened to me out in the wilderness by myself in the dark (as this pulsating glow is right over my head outside the tent and for a moment I had no basis whatsoever to identify what it was...) gave me quite a start, but it's normal for these stoves.