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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #840 on: November 04, 2023, 05:33:19 AM »
I just got one in the mail. Silvel Amazon heater. Kicks out good dry heat. Plan to use it at whitetail camp in a few weeks, but I'm currently trying to figure out a good power source for it. Leaning towards the deep cycle lithium battery, that can work well at cold temperatures.
I Jerry rigd the power source to a car lighter plug I got at o'reilly's, and bootlegged a bigger fuse so it wouldn't blow out on warming up the glow plug.
Worked fine with the car running through the warm-up phase, which takes more power.

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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #841 on: November 04, 2023, 08:32:39 AM »
There was some chatter about Diesel heaters in tents on another thread. Thought it would be a good topic here.

I watched some videos on Diesel heaters and I find them intriguing but not ready to give up my wood stove to run one. I can see they would be great if you were hunting in an area with no wood supply.

I use a Space Heater Arctic stove.  It's actually pretty amazing.  Small in size, I unzip the stove spot in the floor of the tent, and put it on an old heat blanket, (the ones we use at work when cutting/welding around sensitive materials).  With no legs, it will heat the tent almost to the floor.  It will burn wood, coal, 3 or 4 different grades of jet fuel, kerosene (#1 diesel, or stove oil, (#2 diesel).  I have a squirt bottle of fuel so I don't have to use the little cup to start the fire.  I also have some good rubber gloves that I use when starting, or fueling it.  Depending on how hot it's cranked up, it burns about 1 1/4 gallon of diesel per night.  I usually fire it up right when we get back to camp, so it runs about 10-12 hours a day.  If I can find pictures I'll post them.  It is a military stove made by Hunter.  There is a military video on YouTube somewhere too.  I hang little battery operated fans above our boots at night, so they are warm and dry in the morning, along with all our clothing.

At the price of off-road diesel, it's worth it to me to not have to bring firewood, or a saw/gas/bar oil/file/bar wrench/extra chain and then go find firewood when I should be scouting or hunting.   I used to fall timber, so my only saw is somewhat large, and takes up quite a bit of room.  (066 Stihl with 36" Windsor bar).  Great old saw, but the older I get, the less I like packing around. 

Two cans of diesel for the Hunter SHA, and we are warm for 10 days, and nights.  I've never burned any of the other fuels in it.  I think it would burn out in a few years if one used wood all the time.
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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #842 on: December 25, 2023, 09:22:53 PM »
Looking foreword to getting back in the tent.
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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #843 on: April 09, 2024, 09:23:03 PM »
The weather getting a little better. Almost time to pull the tents out of the storage barrels and get them rolled in their bags for turkey camp.

Love sleeping in the wall tents.

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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #844 on: April 10, 2024, 01:35:19 AM »
I do not unzip my tent floors any more. Had my share of mice in tent. I set stove on something now

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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #845 on: April 10, 2024, 07:21:13 AM »
I do not unzip my tent floors any more. Had my share of mice in tent. I set stove on something now

 My tents dont have sew in floors. But I do lay a ground cloth and a tarp floor sheet on that.

Never had a mouse in the tents even though they are around. I put peppermint oil on cotton balls around the outside of each tent. Five years no mice.

100 ft away we caught 24 in our traps around the cook shack.

But we dont eat or cook in the tents either.
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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #846 on: April 10, 2024, 07:43:41 AM »
How much peppermint oil do you put on the cotton balls? Do you dilute it at all or just straight peppermint oil?
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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #847 on: April 10, 2024, 08:17:43 AM »
How much peppermint oil do you put on the cotton balls? Do you dilute it at all or just straight peppermint oil?

It has to be pure peppermint oil, not extract. Get it a health food store or food coop.

Two three drops. The bottle has a built in dropper. I keep the bottle and extra cotton balls in a zip lock together. Use as needed. I have three 10x12 tents. I put three or four cotton balls along walls outside.

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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #848 on: April 10, 2024, 12:23:19 PM »
How much peppermint oil do you put on the cotton balls? Do you dilute it at all or just straight peppermint oil?

It has to be pure peppermint oil, not extract. Get it a health food store or food coop.

Two three drops. The bottle has a built in dropper. I keep the bottle and extra cotton balls in a zip lock together. Use as needed. I have three 10x12 tents. I put three or four cotton balls along walls outside.

Amazon has it cheap, I mix it with water and spray vehicle wheel wells, around the outside of my house or anywhere you dont want rodents, or bugs.
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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #849 on: April 10, 2024, 12:59:14 PM »
Not to side track but I wonder how well this would work around structures like a cabin... As in how long the cotton balls would last before having to be replaced
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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #850 on: April 10, 2024, 04:24:39 PM »
Not to side track but I wonder how well this would work around structures like a cabin... As in how long the cotton balls would last before having to be replaced

My guess is it would depend on airflow. I am in my tents 14 days straight and only do it when I set up.
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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #851 on: April 10, 2024, 05:22:19 PM »
Not to side track but I wonder how well this would work around structures like a cabin... As in how long the cotton balls would last before having to be replaced

If its a getaway cabin Id use pure peppermint like ghost said, and would use tampons to hold more liquid.
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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #852 on: April 10, 2024, 07:39:35 PM »
Not to side track but I wonder how well this would work around structures like a cabin... As in how long the cotton balls would last before having to be replaced

If its a getaway cabin Id use pure peppermint like ghost said, and would use tampons to hold more liquid.




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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #853 on: April 12, 2024, 09:19:23 AM »
Not to side track but I wonder how well this would work around structures like a cabin... As in how long the cotton balls would last before having to be replaced

If its a getaway cabin Id use pure peppermint like ghost said, and would use tampons to hold more liquid.

I will give it a try for sure. Last summer I fought mice and worked hard at closing up as many entry spots as I could but I am sure there are more. Any additional ways to help fend them off I am all about.
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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #854 on: April 12, 2024, 05:00:06 PM »
Not to side track but I wonder how well this would work around structures like a cabin... As in how long the cotton balls would last before having to be replaced

If its a getaway cabin Id use pure peppermint like ghost said, and would use tampons to hold more liquid.

I will give it a try for sure. Last summer I fought mice and worked hard at closing up as many entry spots as I could but I am sure there are more. Any additional ways to help fend them off I am all about.

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1.  Mothballs.....lots and lots of mothballs.  They are cheap and they work.
2.  Poison (just one bite).  You can buy it locally at Coastal Farm and Ranch
3.  Rodent spray (which has peppermint and other smells / deterrents).  We spray this all over our quads, SxS, Tractor ect. to keep the wires from getting chewed.  We buy it by the gallon on amazon. 

 


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