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Due to some construction and deed delays/issues, my gang is going to be camping "Old-School" for ML, Rifle, and probably Flintlock this season...
Just set up a GP Small tent for 3-4 of us to call home during the hunts.
Looking for recommendations on a reasonable cost, yet good quality, stove. Primarily for heat. We have several lp and white gas stoves for cooking, and a grill...
Must have 4" chimney, preferably with a damper.

Thought I had a GI stove to go with it, but apparently it got loaned out along with the tent to my old troop about 12 years ago and only the tent was returned. No idea where the stove is now...
 

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don`t know where in 5c you`re near but try Bowman`s stove and Patio outside Ephrata ,Pa off of I believe rt . 222 at Ephrata exit near Walmart. hope this helps , or the bargain counter in the LPN paper.
 

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Camp Chef Alpine CS14 Heavy Duty Cylinder Tent Cabin Stove with damper and side shelves. Under $200.00 - Check Amazon.
 

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Thanks again guys.

We decided to give this stove a try:

The pipe diameter is a bit smaller than the shield opening in the tent, so we sourced some 4" pipe locally that we'll use to "sleeve" it so we get a good seal. Just have to tack-weld some wingnuts above the flange section of the included pipe...

It's all getting delivered to my buddy living next to the property, so we'll see how it goes when I get up there in 4 weeks.

On a humorous note, when said buddy went to check on the tent Sunday afternoon, he kicked up 5 doe bedded down literally right up against it!
Might have to leave a door open if we're having lunch in it.... :grin2:
 

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I have to admit I'm a little jealous of your "old school" camp for the season. That stove should work well, especially if you have a liner.
 

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I have to admit I'm a little jealous of your "old school" camp for the season. That stove should work well, especially if you have a liner.
I'll admit I was a little nervous heading into ML season, but it turned out that little stove cranked out some SERIOUS heat.
We don't have the arctic liner for the tent, but honestly, we didn't need it, and doubt we'll need it during rifle season.
It was 38F when I lit the stove, and in about 30-40 minutes we had the tent at 74F.
Took a few nights experimenting with the door and damper to maximize things overnight, still had to stoke it every 3.5-4 hours, but that's fine since one member of the group has to water a tree every 2-3...
Hot enough to cook on, didn't smoke up the tent.
We stacked about a cord total of split ash, oak, cherry and pine between the vestibule and 1 wall combined. Should be enough for the next trip.
Definitely fun going old school. Can't wait for rifle!
 

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I think the "swamp" on Mash was a GP small. I spent a bit of time in GP mediums in the service, during the winter in Germany. They hold heat very well, good heavy canvas, I wish you guys the best, that sure does sound like fun.
 

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I think the "swamp" on Mash was a GP small. I spent a bit of time in GP mediums in the service, during the winter in Germany. They hold heat very well, good heavy canvas, I wish you guys the best, that sure does sound like fun.
It was, well, modeled after one for the interior shots. (The set version was raised to allow room for lighting that wouldn't show in the shots. Had taller side-walls than the "real" GP Small)
No issues with height for us though... Tallest occupant is 6'3" and he had no complaints, other than tripping over the line running from the doorway upright during a midnight pee break...>:)

The only mod we had to make was putting a section of clamp-on pipe around the chimney pipe where it passes thru the heat shield on the tent.
The stove we bought came with 3" pipe, the heat shield is designed for 4". Minor tweak, but it did cut down on heat loss and water intrusion onto the chimney/stove.

Looking like we might get to test the tent's snow load capabilities. Forecast during Rifle has a fair bit of the white stuff. Not worried. I look at it as free insulation.
 

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Yup, calling for 12-18 inches Sunday into Monday...
My buddy who lives around the corner from the property is going to fire up a buddy heater connected to a 30lb tank tomorrow night and let it run..
Hopefully that keeps it warm enough to let it run off as it falls... He doubts he'll be able to get in there to sweep it off until Monday night, since he'll have other snow removal chores to deal with first.
Fingers crossed!
 

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I am hoping to get winter camp set up between rifle season and Christmas and will leave it up until the end of January. Its been a few years since I have had the tent up, but it shouldn't be a big deal.
 
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