Hot tenting on the AT during a snow storm.

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Hot tenting on the AT during a snow storm.

Post by Woods Walker » Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:43 pm

Just posting the pics of an outing using my gear.

Go!

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This glacial erratic along the trial.

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Snow moving in. I got setup just before.

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Seekoutside SXL stove with DIY Robber.

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Bacon!!!

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Nice sunny day. Maybe 5 inches the night before no big deal.

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The shelter material acts like a green house. Maybe 30's outside but felt 70 inside.

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Foraging wood. Some kinda shrub maybe witch hazel. I am not sure but it's dead and off the ground.

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Should be enough wood for late day till early am. Had extra which wasn't burned. The stove sips wood.

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White Birch!!

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Worked great to ignite a DIY twig stove. I would use it later to start the tent stove.

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Dusk.

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Nitecore Lantern running 18650.

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All of my electronics running off 18650 including cell phone... indirectly...

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Pepperoni fried in bacon grease.

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That mystery wood. Put off good heat and coaled well with some sparking but not bad.

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Rocky ground and clomping snow made hiking with a pack a bit harder.

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That's it. Just a few days on the trail with my kit!

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Re: Hot tenting on the AT during a snow storm.

Post by Stercutus » Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:40 pm

Nice pics. I appreciate as always.

Just a note. Having seen more than one tent fire I highly recommend a flue cap/ spark arrestor on an wood stove, especially in a tent.
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Re: Hot tenting on the AT during a snow storm.

Post by tony d tiger » Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:30 pm

Tell a little more about the $5 battery charger/power bank?
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Post by Woods Walker » Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:00 pm

Stercutus wrote:Nice pics. I appreciate as always.

Just a note. Having seen more than one tent fire I highly recommend a flue cap/ spark arrestor on an wood stove, especially in a tent.
A flue cap is a bad idea for this setup (not sure if it's different with a larger more airtight stove). They easily clog as it's the coldest spot on the pipe. The stack robber has a baffle plate with two spark screens (one on each side). The damper also has a spark screen. Because these are on the hottest part of the stove they get burned clean. Thanks for looking!
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Post by Woods Walker » Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:09 pm

tony d tiger wrote:Tell a little more about the $5 battery charger/power bank?
Thanks
Liitokala Lii100. It can charge just about anything and my testing shows it to be an efficient powerbank. Cuts off voltage at 3v (per my test) so can use unprotected lithium ion for power bank feature. Going to do a smack down of that vs The Nitecore F1 for on the fly preps/trips/bugout changer and powerbank. Thanks for looking.

http://www.liito-kala.com/Lii-100
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Post by Asymetryczna » Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:13 pm

Love that 3rd picture. Many a Friday night I'd like to walk to that hootch, throw some logs on, have a cup of tea and then bundle up in a bag and sleep for 12 hours uninterrupted. Thanks, I think I'll keep that image in my mind as a safe place to visit if I need to keep my head about me when all around me are losing theirs.
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