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Re: Upgraded Kodiak Canvas
« Reply #50 on: December 02, 2015, 01:53:39 PM »
Got my 10x14 Kodiak canvas this year and used it on three hunts. Loved it.

I had a stove jack installed at Beckel Canvas in Portland for about 80$.

I went with a kni-co stove. I'm happy with it but I still may upgrade to a four dog stove in the future. The kni-co got the job done. But it isn't air tight and is pretty thing. I think you could get a much longer fire out of a four dog. But overall I'm happy with it.

I used only an oil drip pan underneath and I wasn't concerned about any excessive heat on the floor.

If you're thinking about this tent and putting a stove in, do it!




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Re: Upgraded Kodiak Canvas
« Reply #51 on: December 02, 2015, 02:03:05 PM »
I upgraded mine and it worked great!  I bought a stove from a local manufacturer here in Rathdrum Idaho.  http://www.secondroundwoodstoves.com.  I really like the stove and the cost!  $145 out the door and he got it done in a week.  I ordered the stove jack from Outfitter Supply  http://www.outfitterssupply.com/Stove-Jack-with-Canvas-Edging/productinfo/WT%20O117C/
I glued it in but plan on having it sewn as well to increase durability.  Didn't haven any issue with the glue, but I want to be sure down the road.  I was in a rush to set this up for a hunt and couldn't get it sewn in time. 

I need to install a damper in the pipe to help it burn longer.   I did add a piece of expanded metal to get a goo draft under the fire when I was starting it.

It was in the low 30's, wet and windy.  Stove kept me very warm at night. 

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Re: Upgraded Kodiak Canvas
« Reply #52 on: December 03, 2015, 10:32:07 AM »
Two good looking set ups, glad it's all working out for you guys. Now to get Kodiak canvas to create the huntwa tent package to sell to the masses...
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Re: Upgraded Kodiak Canvas
« Reply #53 on: July 27, 2016, 09:10:03 AM »
Two good looking set ups, glad it's all working out for you guys. Now to get Kodiak canvas to create the huntwa tent package to sell to the masses...

 :yeah: I'm sold! Take my money!!
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Re: Upgraded Kodiak Canvas
« Reply #54 on: September 13, 2016, 08:34:45 PM »
Is there any difference between this material and regular canvas tent material? All the labels on these say not to add wood stoves, just curious what the risks are. Just picked up my 10x10!
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Re: Upgraded Kodiak Canvas
« Reply #55 on: September 13, 2016, 08:35:43 PM »
 :tup:
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Re: Upgraded Kodiak Canvas
« Reply #56 on: September 13, 2016, 08:38:52 PM »
I'm not positive, but from what I've seen and felt, it seems to be pretty darn close. I sure did enjoy spending the last five days in my elk hunting. Used the buddy heater for getting into bed. I really enjoy this tent. Congrats on the purchase.
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Re: Upgraded Kodiak Canvas
« Reply #57 on: September 14, 2016, 06:41:27 AM »
Congrats Stickerbrush! :tup:

I went into Sportsmen's the other day to look at them again. the salesmen said it would be "a good tent if you didn't have to treat the canvas all the time." I do not recall hearing that you need to treat the canvas "all the time" if much at all. Do you guys that own them treat the canvas?
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Re: Upgraded Kodiak Canvas
« Reply #58 on: September 14, 2016, 09:04:17 AM »
The instructions say it's already treated. Not sure if I'd have to re apply at some point
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Re: Upgraded Kodiak Canvas
« Reply #59 on: September 14, 2016, 09:09:04 AM »
Congrats Stickerbrush! :tup:

I went into Sportsmen's the other day to look at them again. the salesmen said it would be "a good tent if you didn't have to treat the canvas all the time." I do not recall hearing that you need to treat the canvas "all the time" if much at all. Do you guys that own them treat the canvas?

Salesman is an idiot, you dont treat them all the time.  I have had mine for 8 years and have never treated it once.  And it has been put through the ringer.

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Re: Upgraded Kodiak Canvas
« Reply #60 on: September 14, 2016, 09:10:11 AM »
Don't have to treat. I want to say a rep with Kodiak said somewhere around the 15-20 year mark unless you live in it full time. Don't quote me on that though. After years in mine, I'm nowhere near ready or needing to coat.
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Re: Upgraded Kodiak Canvas
« Reply #61 on: September 14, 2016, 12:10:06 PM »
Don't have to treat. I want to say a rep with Kodiak said somewhere around the 15-20 year mark unless you live in it full time. Don't quote me on that though. After years in mine, I'm nowhere near ready or needing to coat.

I remember talking to a rep, and he said the same thing about the treating (or lack there of). I have at times during later seasons, hung a tarp higher and off of the tent. Just for added protection and life. Even tho the rep said don't even worry about it.

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Re: Upgraded Kodiak Canvas
« Reply #62 on: September 19, 2016, 08:24:58 AM »
Good to know, thanks for the replies!! :tup:
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Re: Upgraded Kodiak Canvas
« Reply #63 on: April 06, 2017, 09:25:33 AM »
What size stove pipe are you guys running?
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Re: Upgraded Kodiak Canvas
« Reply #64 on: April 06, 2017, 09:38:24 AM »
I'm running a 5" nesting stove pipe, so 5" at the stove and necking down to 4" at the end of the pipe where the spark arrestor goes. I believe I had Yakima tent and awning install a 5inche stove jack and it fits perfectly.
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Re: Upgraded Kodiak Canvas
« Reply #65 on: April 06, 2017, 10:03:52 AM »
I am looking at the 4 Dog titanium stoves, they look superbly constructed....
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Re: Upgraded Kodiak Canvas
« Reply #66 on: April 06, 2017, 10:16:16 AM »
They do look nice! For a light weight option, they would be great. They won't hold the heat as long as the others though. Also, looks like the largest one has a 4" pipe so that's the size stove jack I'd install. The two smaller ones are 3" I believe. And I'd feel confident that even the smallest of the three would heat the Kodiak plenty.
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Re: Upgraded Kodiak Canvas
« Reply #67 on: April 06, 2017, 10:22:42 AM »
I went with the Kni-Co stove, Alaskan jr model and 5 inch pipe. Very lightweight also and all the pipe fits inside of it.  Its a decent stove for a cheaper option. It'l get you by for sure, and blow you out of the kodiak canvas if need be. Ive looked at the four dog stoves and they look awesome. At some point I'm sure I'll upgrade to one of those. Having a stove in these kodiak tents is great!

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Re: Upgraded Kodiak Canvas
« Reply #68 on: September 25, 2017, 07:09:09 PM »
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Re: Upgraded Kodiak Canvas
« Reply #69 on: September 25, 2017, 07:47:58 PM »
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Nice Kodiak set-ups.
I used mine for the first time in early deer camp.
I Love it!

I watched a bunch of youtube vids on care and maintenance make by a dealer down in Australia. Lots of very good solid advice. Other than the initial water cure there is no having to "treat the canvas all the time."
The other posters here are correct. The guy that claimed that is an idiot. The biggest thing for this part of the country is to NOT STORE THEM WET!!
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Re: Upgraded Kodiak Canvas
« Reply #70 on: September 25, 2017, 10:57:58 PM »
I sure would have liked to use the stove during early season this year. Wouldn't have needed it till the final days of the season, but it sure would have been nice. But figured why bother with the fire ban. Packed up a day early with 8" of snow on the ground. Tent got one of its strongest workouts in years w it's several days and nights of buffeting winds!
I was mentally prepared to take shelter in my car if the tent collapsed. It held up splendidly! Mr heater had a heck of a workout too!
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Re: Upgraded Kodiak Canvas
« Reply #71 on: September 26, 2017, 08:26:06 AM »
May be a silly question....I have a buddy heater...anyone every worry about co poisoning? Tent does not seem drafty, and I know they are suppose to be indoor safe...but...whats your experience with a biddy heater in a Kodiak Flex Bow? I though about hooking up to a large tank outside with a hose to run the Buddy...
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Re: Upgraded Kodiak Canvas
« Reply #72 on: September 26, 2017, 08:32:47 AM »
May be a silly question....I have a buddy heater...anyone every worry about co poisoning? Tent does not seem drafty, and I know they are suppose to be indoor safe...but...whats your experience with a biddy heater in a Kodiak Flex Bow? I though about hooking up to a large tank outside with a hose to run the Buddy...

The Kodiak has vents at the top of each end wall, plus any of the four windows can be vented. That said, I've run my buddy heater over the years without any problems. Ran it through the night several night in a row during early season (temps in th 20s and high winds).
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Re: Upgraded Kodiak Canvas
« Reply #73 on: September 26, 2017, 08:33:06 AM »
May be a silly question....I have a buddy heater...anyone every worry about co poisoning? Tent does not seem drafty, and I know they are suppose to be indoor safe...but...whats your experience with a biddy heater in a Kodiak Flex Bow? I though about hooking up to a large tank outside with a hose to run the Buddy...

I run my little buddy heater just about every morning inside of it for about 30 mins or so ( I like it warm before I crawl out of my bag and get dressed  :chuckle: ) and no problems.

Wev ran my dad's big buddy off of a big propane tank ran from outside before also. Works great. Haven't ran either during the night while asleep. Don't think I would anyway. Warm enough sleeping bag is more than enough.

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Re: Upgraded Kodiak Canvas
« Reply #74 on: September 26, 2017, 08:40:34 AM »
May be a silly question....I have a buddy heater...anyone every worry about co poisoning? Tent does not seem drafty, and I know they are suppose to be indoor safe...but...whats your experience with a biddy heater in a Kodiak Flex Bow? I though about hooking up to a large tank outside with a hose to run the Buddy...

Battery operated CO detectors are cheap insurance.