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Old 02-09-2011, 11:03 AM   #31
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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!
Damn! I think SL-5 is a little taller than the 4.

Where did you get 40% off an SL-5? I might need one of those too...
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Old 02-09-2011, 11:34 AM   #32
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To the OP: That material that they sent to you, it looks very close to some of the materials that my company( the company I work for), actually makes. It's hard to tell from the pictures, but it looks like a silicone coated fiberglass fabric. Did it have a rubbery feel to it??

If it is what I think it is, it's not actually fireproof...it is just high temperature resistant...again, if it is what I think it is, that temperature is 500 F. Just to be on the safe side, I'd try to get a temperature of the exhaust piping(chimney) right where it touches the fabric...should be consistent with in a couple inches. Obviously, check when hot.

If you can get a weight on a scrap piece, I can see what we have that is equivalent..in case you need more....just for the cost of shipping. 1" X 1" piece, weight in grams if you can. I can convert it to typical standards based on that.

Nice idea though...great to see DIY excellence at work.
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Old 02-09-2011, 11:48 AM   #33
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DougZ, I misspoke, I didn't mean to say it was fireproof, although originally I was looking for fireproof material. I'm pretty certain this is not. And yes it has a rubbery feel to it.

Check your pm please.

Oh, and thanks for the recommendation to check the temp of the pipe. I haven't done it yet. The material was purchased from TiGoat and they use it for stove boots so I feel sure it's okay, but it sure wouldn't be fun to catch your tent on fire.

BTW, I've already burned the stove pretty hot and no damage to the fabric so far. I will definitely check it though.
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Old 02-09-2011, 12:32 PM   #34
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DougZ, I misspoke, I didn't mean to say it was fireproof, although originally I was looking for fireproof material. I'm pretty certain this is not. And yes it has a rubbery feel to it.

Check your pm please.

Oh, and thanks for the recommendation to check the temp of the pipe. I haven't done it yet. The material was purchased from TiGoat and they use it for stove boots so I feel sure it's okay, but it sure wouldn't be fun to catch your tent on fire.

BTW, I've already burned the stove pretty hot and no damage to the fabric so far. I will definitely check it though.
No problem. PM replied.

This winter camping idea is interesting. Those little fold up stoves seem interesting...with the "chimney" included, how small does it actually pack down??

I have seen "winter" tents...what is the difference between those and a regular tent?? Are they actually made of a material that retains more heat or something??
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Old 02-09-2011, 01:55 PM   #35
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No problem. PM replied.

This winter camping idea is interesting. Those little fold up stoves seem interesting...with the "chimney" included, how small does it actually pack down??

I have seen "winter" tents...what is the difference between those and a regular tent?? Are they actually made of a material that retains more heat or something??
The Kifaru stove shown in the OP is their small. It packs down to 10.5" x 12" x 2" thick. Stows away in that little case I showed.

There are disadvantages to the small back packable stoves though, don't get me wrong. They're leaky, i.e., can't be damped down completely to save coals. They basically have to be tended to keep them heating. But, they'll heat up a little tent in a hurry!

There are some larger, more solidly built stoves, (read that much heavier and less compact,) that can maintain heat longer without stoking, but you know, there's the trade-off. All depends on what you need/want. Heck, I know campers that haul out big heavy canvas tents and steel wood stoves, but they are trucking in horses and gear for a week.

As far as "winter tents," from what I know the material is the same, but serious winter tipis/tents have a liner, like in a real tipi. If you heat up a pretty well sealed tent even with a little stove like mine, you will get a terrarium effect. The exterior wall will get condensation inside and it will rain on you if you're not careful, or even if it's just windy. The liner prevents that problem. Having vents in the top, like in a go-lite, alleviates that problem, but most of your heat goes right out the top. I am making velcro-in patches to cover my vents and they will be adjustable to regulate the airflow/exhaust.

So there's a tent for every occasion. Some of us seem to need one or two of each...
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Old 02-09-2011, 03:22 PM   #36
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Sounds good. I was just wondering how well it would pack down for bike camping?? I have been getting involved in this thread, updating my gear and looking forward to some summer camping on my DRZ.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=641622
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Old 02-09-2011, 05:27 PM   #37
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http://www.titaniumgoat.com/cstove.html

Check out this Ti_goat roll stove. It rolls up to a smaller size, including the vent pipe. I just cant justify the money right now!
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Old 02-10-2011, 06:51 AM   #38
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http://www.titaniumgoat.com/cstove.html

Check out this Ti_goat roll stove. It rolls up to a smaller size, including the vent pipe. I just cant justify the money right now!
Those are cool little stoves. I would think that that curved surface wouldn't conduct heat to the bottom of a soup pot well though. If that's important to you.
Being able to boil water is a nice bonus feature of the stoves and a flat surface would work better.
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Just a follow up note. I made velcro in panels to cover the vents in the top of the SL4 when I'm using the stove for heat. They can obviously be adjusted to let heat out too as they are velcro all around. Works great



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Old 04-14-2011, 04:54 PM   #40
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I've been interested in the Kifarus for a while, purely because everyone who has one seems to rave about them. I can't really see myself using one on the bike (other than perhaps for the Elephant Rally), but for hiking I might.

Any UK FFs got one that I could check out at a meet/rally?
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Old 04-14-2011, 08:02 PM   #41
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Well you know what Red Green says. "If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy."
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Old 04-15-2011, 08:20 AM   #43
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I've been interested in the Kifarus for a while, purely because everyone who has one seems to rave about them. I can't really see myself using one on the bike (other than perhaps for the Elephant Rally), but for hiking I might.

Any UK FFs got one that I could check out at a meet/rally?
If you spring for the cost of a Kifaru you have to rave about it. It's in the contract. That and you'd feel like a real wanker for spending that much if it sucked.

But seriously, they are awesome. I have an 8 man and it's really great.
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Old 04-15-2011, 10:40 PM   #44
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That's fantastic!


..wait...You actually do go camping? I don't think I've ever seen you at a campout...
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Thanks Skippii.

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