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HomeHomeDiscussionsDiscussionsGeneralGeneralStove for tent usageStove for tent usage
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5/28/2020 7:42 AM

I was looking thru some youtube and came across this stove from GoLite,

Packs up small and seems easy enough to put together and not that heavy. 

12″ Stove

  • Weight (with 8′ stove pipe) – 2 lbs 6 oz.
  • Diameter – 8.25″
  • Fire Box Volume –  640 cubic inches
  • Stove Pipe Diameter – 2.5″
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5/29/2020 12:20 PM

I've owned two collapsible titanium woodstoves and, when conditions are perfect, you'll feel very smug using them.  (I think LiteOutdoors is a reputable company.)  The problem is assembling them when your hands are cold.  It's the wrong time to be fiddling with nuts and small metal parts.  Maybe I'm just clumsy but there's nothing worse than dropping a part into the snow when you'd really rather be sitting by a fire.  As well, the smaller body means a smaller burn time.  They can dry out a small single wall tent rather nicely but you won't be curling up by it all night long.

The HPG Shepherd stove looks like it solved both of those problems but it's not available.  If you'd like the best, go with a Four Dog titanium model.  Not a backpacking stove, but you can't beat it pulled on a pulk.

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5/29/2020 12:52 PM
Thanks, I’ll look into it
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5/29/2020 2:53 PM
I have a Seek Outside stove, and it has a few wingnuts, etc. that are part of the assembly, but I've never found it to be all the difficult to put together in cold weather. If it's a situation where I'm worried about dropping small parts into the snow, etc. I just assemble the stove on top of a tarp or whatever.

It's also a nice bonus to be able to heat the tent and have a hot surface to cook on at the same time.

ChrisF is right though - they're great when they're cranking, but they will burn through fuel fast and not retain heat for very long, unlike a more traditional, heavy wood stove. And the smaller the stove, the more you'll have to continually feed it. That said, for cold weather camping, it sure takes the edge off, at least until you go to sleep.

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6/27/2020 8:11 PM
I purchased a Kni-co packer stove for my winter tent Esker 12x12 group pulk.

Gotta agree with what other have said. Its rock star accommodations while the stove is going but its less than ideal on your own. Even once youve got the damper, flue and fuel selection figured out the burn time is short.

While soloing, it was a nightmare of stoking the stove, falling asleep for 90 plus minutes and waking up shivering around the 2 hour plus mark.

I love it. In a tent group of 3 or 4 with rotating stove watch. Solo? I'll take my hammock rig every time.

Occasional Texan | Albertan in the heart | Living in Peace off the Red River
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