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Old 02-04-2011, 08:37 PM   #16
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Let me see if I understand this thread. You get a TeePee. You put a stove inside it. You go camping in the Winter. And somehow you connect this to motorcycling? I have to try this, so people will stop saying I'm crazy for riding a motorcycle.
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Old 02-04-2011, 09:04 PM   #17
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quick question, what type of material is that you're using? Is the second piece, the square part, just a flap? IE will it cover the hole if you're not using the stove?

I see you have the exhaust straight up, wouldn't heavy rain pretty much put out the stove or at the least cause a lot of smoke once it hits the burning wood?
Yes, the square part is just a flap and covers the hole if you're not using the stove. I looked around for fireproof material and was close to trying a welding blanket, but was able to buy this material from TiGoat, as I mentioned before.

As far as rain making it down the pipe, it can happen. A slight angle on the pretty small pipe can prevent that in all but really heavy rains though as the pipe gets really hot and rain hits the sides and evaporates pretty nicely. For sure it can happen though but it hasn't happened to me.

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Let me see if I understand this thread. You get a TeePee. You put a stove inside it. You go camping in the Winter. And somehow you connect this to motorcycling? I have to try this, so people will stop saying I'm crazy for riding a motorcycle.
Oh, naysayer, it's the size and weight of the tipi and stove that connects it to motorcycling. No, I don't ride and tent in the snow and ice. But I have been motorcycle camping when I wanted some heat in the tent. That's a good enough connection for me. It's advrider. I had to connect it up somehow...

You don't have to try it, I'm just sharing an idea dude
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Old 02-04-2011, 09:09 PM   #18
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Old 02-04-2011, 09:24 PM   #19
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Oh, naysayer, it's the size and weight of the tipi and stove that connects it to motorcycling. No, I don't ride and tent in the snow and ice. But I have been motorcycle camping when I wanted some heat in the tent. That's a good enough connection for me. It's advrider. I had to connect it up somehow...

You don't have to try it, I'm just sharing an idea dude

Good on you for getting out there and doing it.
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Old 02-04-2011, 10:55 PM   #20
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Yes, the square part is just a flap and covers the hole if you're not using the stove. I looked around for fireproof material and was close to trying a welding blanket, but was able to buy this material from TiGoat, as I mentioned before.
How much was your patch kit? Any idea what it was made out of? I see them for sale for big bucks and I can't for the life of me understand why. some of these small patch kits are $80, I have tents and sleeping bags that don't cost that.
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Old 02-05-2011, 03:19 AM   #21
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"But I had tent envy..."

Thanks. You've RUINED my day. Now I need ANOTHER tent!





Seriously, I'll be curious to hear what you think is the minimum size (footprint) tepee required so that melting sleeping bags etc. isn't an issue. Thanks for sharing
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Old 02-05-2011, 07:11 AM   #22
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Are your socks wet or something?...
Well, I have a camper that I use for hunting in the winter for a few weeks, summer family vacations. I have been going to Colorado for the past couple of years on the bike, I'd like to try a base camp deal once. Stay in Taylor Park and let my 13year old ride for a couple of weeks. Take the family. My wife is a baby out doors and wouldn't like it without amenities. It'd take $1500 to drag the camper out and back. So...
what if I got a 12x12 easy up with walls. Cots, table, chairs and a stove. She'd be warm at night. Heck, she ain't gonna leave Virginia anyway. She'll only leave the country to go to Myrtle Beach.
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Old 02-05-2011, 07:34 AM   #23
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Nice project. Just a thought though, how do you transport the flue pipe with you? Is it telescopic?
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Old 02-05-2011, 08:52 AM   #24
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How much was your patch kit? Any idea what it was made out of? I see them for sale for big bucks and I can't for the life of me understand why. some of these small patch kits are $80, I have tents and sleeping bags that don't cost that.
I bought a 3'x5' piece of this fabric from TiGoat for $44 shipped. I only used about 1' x 18". Could have bought a lot less. They'll sell you whatever you need. IDK what the stuff is. I fished around for fireproof fabric all over the web and was about to settle on a welding blanket material but then found this. It was cheaper and since they use it for stove boots, I knew it would work. It's kind of weird stuff. Not that thick, kind of like denim, but coated in a sort of silicon material. I couldn't find it anywhere else but I guess there must be another source.

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Well, I have a camper that I use for hunting in the winter for a few weeks, summer family vacations. I have been going to Colorado for the past couple of years on the bike, I'd like to try a base camp deal once. Stay in Taylor Park and let my 13year old ride for a couple of weeks. Take the family. My wife is a baby out doors and wouldn't like it without amenities. It'd take $1500 to drag the camper out and back. So...
what if I got a 12x12 easy up with walls. Cots, table, chairs and a stove. She'd be warm at night. Heck, she ain't gonna leave Virginia anyway. She'll only leave the country to go to Myrtle Beach.
Sounds good to me. Check out this site:
http://www.walltentshop.com/index.php

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Nice project. Just a thought though, how do you transport the flue pipe with you? Is it telescopic?
The pipe is one of the coolest things. It's actually a piece of ss rolled into a cylinder. Those orange things are steel wire rings that hold the cylinder in that shape. When you are transporting it, it simply rolls up in the other direction making a tube that's 2" x 12". Pretty damned clever.

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Old 02-06-2011, 03:24 AM   #25
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I was just looking at these yesterday and was thinking I need another tent. Good job on the mod!
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Old 02-08-2011, 08:17 AM   #26
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Thanks. With the deal I got on the SL4, it was hard to beat but any tarp or tipi type tent will do. Some rain flys would work...

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Old 02-08-2011, 12:34 PM   #27
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How dirty is that stove after you use it for a while. Do you have to do some cleanup before you pack it away. I imagine the chimny tube would be full of black soot when you tear it down.
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How dirty is that stove after you use it for a while. Do you have to do some cleanup before you pack it away. I imagine the chimny tube would be full of black soot when you tear it down.
You can clean it as much or as little as you want really.

Yes the chimney is covered in soot, but you just roll it back up on itself in the other orientation and the soot is still on the inside. The stove itself is not that sooty, but you can wipe down the ash or leave it alone. It comes with gloves primarily to keep you from cutting yourself on the edges of the ss pipe, but they also keep your hands clean.

(The pipe has sharp edges and until it gets it's shape "tempered in" it can be a little tricky to handle if you've never done it before.)

The whole thing has its neat little carrying case that contains whatever mess you leave. It's not bad.
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Old 02-08-2011, 08:53 PM   #29
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Kifaru rocks I have a ST and small stove and love waking up and watching the coffee perk
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Old 02-08-2011, 09:16 PM   #30
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I like it!

Just got a GoLite SL5 myself, which more or less is the SL4 renamed, since GL is having their annual 40% off sale. Good lord this thing has a TON of room!
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