I’m just curious to know how small of a wood burning stoves some people are using for small 1 or 2 person tents during winter? If I end up going with a teepee type tent perhaps 9x9 or slightly larger (so not a huge volume of inside air to heat) how small of a stove could I get away with, assuming temps down to -20°f and burning wood in the BWCA so probably black spruce and jack pine? I would not want something merely capable of taking the chill out of the air - I’d still expect it to be able to crate warmth and dry clothes.
For my 9'x11' snow trekker the smallest I ever used was the 18"X10.5" lite outdoors cylinder stove which has a firebox volume of 1560 CU. We felt it heated the tent very well but being smaller we had to cut our wood smaller and feed it more often.
Thanks Gadly, that's just the type of info I'm hoping to get. So your stove would be very close to the Snowtrekker/Kni-co Small size I think, which at 9x10x18 firebox (assuming -1 inch for the front lip) would be 1620 CU. Which Snowtrekker model do you have, and did you run that stove effectively well below zero?
Anyone else use a smaller stove effectively in winter?
So I had to go back and look at exactly which tent I have and it is the 9X11.5 Crew tent from Snow Trekker. Yes we camped many times in below temps. I believe it was 2 or 3 years ago when we were out when the highs were around -10F and the nights were -30F. We camped for 4 nights and burned a mix of pine and birch and we were able to stay comfortable. We recently switched to a 10x10x18 Four Dog and stay plenty warm with it as well. On our trip in early December we had day with a high of -2F. We were able to keep the far corner of the tent around 50F and of course it was much warmer closer to the stove.