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    Ryan Jordan
    Admin

    @ryan

    Locale: Central Rockies
    #2233187
    John S.
    BPL Member

    @jshann

    Wonder why they don't have the tipi on their site.

    #2233189
    Link .
    BPL Member

    @annapurna

    I see it on their site Ruta Locura Lone Peak Tent

    #2233190
    William Chilton
    BPL Member

    @williamc3

    Locale: Antakya

    "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.

    #2233194
    NW Hiker
    Spectator

    @king2005ify

    link doesn't allow you to purchase, and it is not listed under the products page… bummer!

    #2233195
    Sam Haraldson
    BPL Member

    @sharalds

    Locale: 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.

    #2233206
    rubmybelly!
    BPL Member

    @sleeping

    Locale: 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.

    #2233248
    Philip Tschersich
    BPL Member

    @philip-ak

    Locale: 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.

    #2233300
    Dave P
    Spectator

    @backcountrylaika

    I have been wondering about cuben and wood-burning stoves. Thanks for doing the review.

    #2233331
    Roman Vazhnov
    BPL Member

    @joarr

    Locale: Russia

    Hard to believe about two people, gear AND stove.

    #2233403
    tony landrum
    BPL Member

    @landrumaaol-com

    Locale: Texas

    Can you use your hiking pole as the tent pole, or is hiking pole too short. Enjoyed the review, thanks John!

    #2234101
    Rob P
    BPL Member

    @rpjr

    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.

    #2234102
    Terry G
    BPL Member

    @delvxe

    Locale: 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?

    #2235142
    Adrian B
    BPL Member

    @adrianb

    Locale: 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.

    #2235172
    Philip Tschersich
    BPL Member

    @philip-ak

    Locale: 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.

    #3368282
    Rob Bartlett
    BPL Member

    @uke

    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!

    #3368327
    Rob P
    BPL Member

    @rpjr

    Rob,

    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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