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Re: Tent suggestions
« Reply #15 on: January 05, 2020, 05:27:44 PM »
92xj, tried to message you but it said inbox full
If you do decide to sell tent let me know

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Re: Tent suggestions
« Reply #16 on: January 06, 2020, 11:59:18 AM »
I don't have one yet but I've been looking at a tipi tent from Seek Outside. Said to be quick and easy to set up, even with only one person, and they're made with a stove jack so you can use a wood stove. And, made in the USA.

https://seekoutside.com/8-person-tipi-pre

I have the 8 man.

8 man SO and SXL stove. 

I haven't tried it in sub zero temps.  I wish it was, but it was raining and snowing mix (mostly rain), and I hadn't worked out the stove yet. 

When it worked, it was warm and relatively dry.  I had issues with the spark arrestor screen clogging, causing poor draft and smokey tent.  When it didn't work, it was a smokey, damp mess (with two young kids).  I think I might try the Kifaru spark arrestor design, which screens can be removed as necessary without removing the pipe on a hot stove.  In retrospect, I could have likely made it work by removing the screen, but the stove was already burning.

And it is a bit large to pack, unless you were a party of three or more, to spread out the weight and bulk. 

This is nice for car or short camps, definitely stand up headroom, but a bit heavy to be packing, unless you spread the weight around.


I believe that the 6 man is also standup headroom, at least in the middle.

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Re: Tent suggestions
« Reply #17 on: January 06, 2020, 10:31:57 PM »
Take a look at the Kifaru Sawtooth. It may be something that fits the bill. Im hoping that will be my next tent.

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Re: Tent suggestions
« Reply #18 on: January 06, 2020, 10:51:31 PM »
I have a Montana canvas tipi style tent in relite material its 10'x10' and wood stove I can set it up in under 15 min with stove. Material is rated to last 25+ years

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Re: Tent suggestions
« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2020, 12:02:28 AM »
arctic oven tent
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Re: Tent suggestions
« Reply #20 on: January 07, 2020, 02:35:32 AM »
I have had a Cabelas West Wind 8-man, 12 x 14 tent for about 8 years it has been a fantastic tent. I use a Little Buddy heater when it gets below freezing or a Vornado electric heater if hooked to power. Have had three guys with cots and gear for a week. We were snug but manageable. Two it is perfect with tons of room. The last five years I have been solo, and have excess room even with a reading chair during foul weather. The vestibule is great for keeping nasty boots out of the tent and storing coolers and extra propane tanks.
This year I had a very loud rain storm come through with 30 mph sustained winds and 50 mph gusts that lasted from 10:00pm until 6:00am. I got no sleep with how it battered the Tent, but it came through with no damage at all.
This has been one of my Best Buys in hunting gear.
west wind tent is great,love mine

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Re: Tent suggestions
« Reply #21 on: January 07, 2020, 05:53:27 AM »
92xj, tried to message you but it said inbox full
If you do decide to sell tent let me know

Got a few messages cleared out, sorry about that.
If I decide to sell I will let you know for sure.  :tup:
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Re: Tent suggestions
« Reply #22 on: January 07, 2020, 06:26:00 AM »
Alaknak is pretty hard to beat, hope I draw spring bear so I can use it!
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Re: Tent suggestions
« Reply #23 on: January 07, 2020, 06:28:42 AM »
I have the Seek Outside 8 man with xl stove.  Its used when backpacking in damp or snowy weather when heat to dry out is needed.   Would not use for car camping.  Would not use in dry unless had kids.  Just take solo tents each is easy and flexible.  If dry dont need heat.   Condensation an issue if heat not used.  Liner works but adds weight.   
My 2 man tent can be setup in under a minute.  My tipi camp takes 30 mins  .  The big alaknak car camp takes well over an hour.

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Re: Tent suggestions
« Reply #24 on: January 07, 2020, 06:33:46 AM »
Bought a 16x25 off someone on here a few years ago and still haven't used it, lol.  Did set it up in the yard and it took about an hour but man is it nice.  Home sweet home with tons of room when it's up, fire the stove up, pour a whiskey.....  Damn nice.
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Re: Tent suggestions
« Reply #25 on: January 07, 2020, 06:42:44 AM »
Another vote for the Kodiak canvas flexbow.
I felt like a one legged cat trying to bury a terd on a frozen pond!

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Re: Tent suggestions
« Reply #26 on: January 10, 2020, 05:53:23 PM »
Well Im thinking about going with the kodiak.
Still lookn but seems like thats what Im going to want.
Heavier then I had wanted, planning a quad trip also.
But I think Id be happy with probably. as of now I dont use a tent enough to fell like haven a 650$ tent on shelf for 360 days, but we hope this trip turns into a spot to deer and elk hunt also so then in one season Id get its moneys worth.

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Re: Tent suggestions
« Reply #27 on: January 10, 2020, 07:43:37 PM »
Another shout out for the Kodiak 10 x 14 had one on the UT elk hunt, temps in the single digits and kept it toasty warm with a vent free propane heater plenty of room for cots, duffle, and 8 of those plastic totes 3 under each cot and 2 used for cot side tables.

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Re: Tent suggestions
« Reply #28 on: January 10, 2020, 07:46:15 PM »
I have the Cabelas Alaskan 6 man, buddy has the 8 man. Neither of us have ever been wet in them and we've been in some good storms. I'd buy one again.

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Re: Tent suggestions
« Reply #29 on: February 08, 2020, 06:39:08 PM »
Just got the Kodiak Canvas 10x14 at expo for 500$ and free shipping.
Guess its time for a camp out with kids in yard

 


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