Ruta Locura Lone Peak Tent & WiFi Stove SpotLite Review
Oct 21, 2015 at 9:30 am #1333567Ryan JordanAdmin
@ryanLocale: Central Rockies
Companion forum thread to: Ruta Locura Lone Peak Tent & WiFi Stove SpotLite ReviewOct 21, 2015 at 10:30 am #2233187John S.BPL Member
Wonder why they don't have the tipi on their site.Oct 21, 2015 at 10:33 am #2233189Oct 21, 2015 at 10:34 am #2233190William ChiltonBPL Member
"Wonder why they don't have the tipi on their site." Recent cuben fiber supply problems? It was on the web site until relatively recently.Oct 21, 2015 at 10:45 am #2233194NW HikerSpectator
link doesn't allow you to purchase, and it is not listed under the products page… bummer!Oct 21, 2015 at 10:47 am #2233195Sam HaraldsonBPL Member
@sharaldsLocale: Gallatin Range
… I can see this tent providing a very comfortable basecamp to return to after a day of backcountry skiing, faced with the prospect of a long and cold winter night. You hit on a major chuck of the rationale for my recent acquisition of a woodstove and tipi right there. That and means of extending the comfortable season for the rest of my family that doesn't enjoy Type II fun as much as I.Oct 21, 2015 at 11:37 am #2233206pesticidefreeBPL Member
@sleepingLocale: The Cascades
"link doesn't allow you to purchase, and it is not listed under the products page… bummer!" It does allow purchase when I go to the link. You can choose complete tent for $640 or tent without pole for $555. At least it allows adding to your cart, I didn't try to complete the purchase process. Edit to add: I spoke too soon. There is a page, but any time I tried to actually 'add to cart' I got an error page. But it could be my browser configuration, I block lots of stuff. In any case, Josh is always pretty quick to respond, I've had nothing but great dealings with him.Oct 21, 2015 at 3:20 pm #2233248Philip TschersichBPL Member
@philip-akLocale: Kodiak Alaska
I was just out on an elk hunt where we spent a few days doing a point-to-point route. We got seriously rained on the first day and were all soaked after slogging over a mountain through heavy brush. The wifi stove (in a Kifaru 8-man) made the night totally bearable. They definitely have their place given some ugly conditions where hypothermia is a real possibility.Oct 21, 2015 at 9:09 pm #2233300Dave PSpectator
I have been wondering about cuben and wood-burning stoves. Thanks for doing the review.Oct 22, 2015 at 4:16 am #2233331Roman VazhnovBPL Member
Hard to believe about two people, gear AND stove.Oct 22, 2015 at 1:23 pm #2233403tony landrumBPL Member
Can you use your hiking pole as the tent pole, or is hiking pole too short. Enjoyed the review, thanks John!Oct 26, 2015 at 1:43 pm #2234101Rob PBPL Member
I'd love to hear more about the cuben fiber/woodstove combo. I know there are some manufacturers who work with cuben who will not put a stove jack in a cuben shelter.Oct 26, 2015 at 1:47 pm #2234102Terry GBPL Member
@delvxeLocale: Pacific Northwest
"Can you use your hiking pole as the tent pole, or is hiking pole too short" The specs say it is 5'6" which is fine for two poles lashed together. This is what I do in my 6' mid. Using trekking poles is less stable than a dedicated pole which is a concern with snow loads. I am surprised that they felt thay had to pack up the stove to give themselves room for 2 people and gear. 9 x 10.5 should be plenty. My big mid is 9.5 x 9.5 and roomy for three and comfortable sleeps 4. Maybe the roundish footprint is just less efficient?Oct 30, 2015 at 6:21 pm #2235142Adrian BBPL Member
@adrianbLocale: Auckland, New Zealand
>They definitely have their place given some ugly conditions where hypothermia is a real possibility. A stove sounds great, but relying on one to avoid hypothermia seems wrong.Oct 30, 2015 at 9:38 pm #2235172Philip TschersichBPL Member
@philip-akLocale: Kodiak Alaska
Well, it's just a piece of gear. Relying on it is no different than bringing good clothing and shelter. It can enhance comfort and provide a safety margin just like keeping your kit dry and bringing the right gear for the conditions. I would add that the unique thing about a wood stove is it allows you to dry your gear in conditions where that would otherwise be completely impossible, with the bonus of using materials collected on site. You can run the stove as many hours as needed to get you through rough weather while other non-exothermic systems just deteriorate. It is actually a better strategy against the cold than anything passive you can pack.Dec 2, 2015 at 9:40 am #3368282Rob BartlettBPL Member
I’m dreaming / planning a kayak circumnavigation of Vancouver Island. My current shelter/sleep system is a Warbonnet Blackbird hammock, Mamajamba tarp, Mamba down top quilt and Yeti down underquilt. I am currently running a 13 lb base weight.
I’m a little worried about keeping the down dry over the long term. It seems that this tent/stove combination might be a feasible backup plan to the hammock– If things get too damp, a couple of hours in the sauna to dry stuff out just might be the ticket. It’s light and compact, and considering the cargo capacity of a kayak, I wouldn’t even notice it.
What does the BPL community think?
Thanks!Dec 2, 2015 at 3:51 pm #3368327Rob PBPL Member
There is a guy somewhere either on winter trekking.com or hammock forums.net that has a “hot hammock” set up. I think he basically got a bigger tarp for his hammock and had a stove jack installed in it. I’d ask around at either of those two places.
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