Wall Tents and Stoves

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  1. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    I just purchased what I consider to be a nice little set up. Just curious what you guys have or would like to have. and how you like them. I got it from a guy on 24hour that used the tent twice and the stove once. The tent is a Cabela's 12x12 Alaknak hunting tent (made by montana canvas). that the Stove is a Colorado Cylinder stove. I plan to use it for my bear hunting camp in the spring and elk/deer/possibly antelope in the fall. The setup is pretty heave so will have to stop where the pickup or ATV stops but I think it will be a lot of fun. I need to get a cot though because I am not a big fan of sleeping on the ground.
     
  2. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    Mike, watch Craigs list or garage sales for camp gear and cots. I have a 14x17 MT canvas wall tent and a Riley's stove. The wood stove is ok, but waking up 3 times a night to 40* to stoke it sux. I am looking for one of the old dripper stoves that burn diesel , I think the packing in 5 gal of fuel would be easier than hauling or finding dry wood. And the consistent temps would also be a huge plus.

    You are correct, get a cot, I have done the ground thing with a saddle for a pillow too many times.

    Jeff
     

  3. Too Tall Rosenwald

    Too Tall Rosenwald Well-Known Member

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    Broz, Look at the Military Shelter Arctic Heater, or something like that. Keep a tent 60 + in teens. Burns diesel.
     
  4. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    I have no experience with tent stoves but the one I got has a small water heater on the side with a valve so you always have warm water... might be a decent trade off for having to get up in the night to stoke it... Time will tell. Thanks for the replies
     
  5. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    Yep Mine does too. The hot water is great.

    Jeff
     
  6. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    Just checked out the Riley stoves. Those are very cool! quite a bit different from the way mine looks. Maybe an upgrade will be in my future. I am ready to go try it out this spring
     
  7. CogburnR

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    Cylinder stove makes a pellet burner kit for their stoves, you also could use a Riley pellet burner, etc. The Riley puts out more heat.

    We ran a cylinder stove pellet burner for a week without shutting it off last fall in the sleep tent. Bags of pellets last 15 hours or so. No cleaning the chimney, no splitting wood, no chain saw work.

    They are not recommended for much above 8000ft elevation.

    If you run out of pellets you can still burn wood. I also have burned pellets in my Yukon stove using a basket for the pellets. A basket of pellets burned for a couple hours. Also no need to clean the chimney(we used it in the kitchen tent).

    I have not hunted out of an Alaknak but I have heard they are somewhat hard to heat due to the light material.