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Anyone have experience with "tent" wood stoves?

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by NVBeav, May 25, 2008.

  1. NVBeav

    NVBeav Monkey+++

    I'd like to buy a small wood stove that doesn't cost too much but is reliable and relatively transportable. Anyone have any experience with something like this?
  2. sniper-66

    sniper-66 Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Don't burn one to hot inside the tent, you get the exaust pipe to hot and you will catch the tent on fire. Just trust me
  3. 13BRAVO

    13BRAVO "Hit the ground running!"

    I agree with sniper......not too hot but you definately want to vent it thru the roof of the tent. Make sure you get one with a "roof" access so that you can vent it! Nothing is worse than filling a tent with smoke.
  4. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    we use them 4 months out of the year, Cabelas sells a couple of good ones that the pipe packs inside the stove when not used.
    I have had it pretty hot, just melted the wax off of the roof a bit...lol
    if not a custom one the Cabelas models work great. take some charcoal or coal to toss a little bit on right before bed and it will burn all night.
  5. NVBeav

    NVBeav Monkey+++

    Hey Quig -- do you know if Cabelas still sells the model you bought? Burning coal is a big plus (if it can handle it well) because of the heat it generates. The fuel would be 95% wood/cellulose and 5% coal.

    I won't be using it inside a tent (hopefully), but as a backup to where I live.

  6. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Yup they do.
  7. NVBeav

    NVBeav Monkey+++


    Was it round or rectangular?....
    Was it black or stainless?...
    Was it 10 or 12 gauge steel?...

    Arghhhh!!! Which one was it???
    :lol: I'm a little excitable today :^)
  8. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

  9. NVBeav

    NVBeav Monkey+++

    Cool !

    Now I can sleep... :^)
  10. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    LOL sorry i was a tad slow.
  11. snuffysmith

    snuffysmith Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Be very careful about using charcoal or maybe even coal inside a tent. It' not the fumes, it's the gas it gives off that will kill you in your sleep. There have been many deaths over the years because people were using small charcoal grills (hybatchis)(sp). Make sure you are vented well and look for leaks in you stove. I remember some of our old wood stoves back when I was a kid, leaked like crazy.

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