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Birdknowsbest
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12/14/2016 12:32AM
I want to venture into the bwca this winter. I have been researching tents/stoves and have decided hot tenting is for me. I don't have a tent yet but am currently researching on here, wintertrekking.com and other sites.

I love the portability of a collapsible stove along with it weighing less. What are the pros and cons of either model. I know the thicker guage of steel the better.

Any suggestions of collapsible stoves to check out. Thanks
 
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OldFingers57
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12/14/2016 08:34AM
If you are on Facebook come on over to Traditional Winter Camping and ask some questions besides Wintertrekking.com
Birdknowsbest
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12/14/2016 10:36AM
quote OldFingers57: "If you are on Facebook come on over to Traditional Winter Camping and ask some questions besides Wintertrekking.com"



I joined a couple of days ago.
12/14/2016 02:45PM
Collapsing stoves take up less space, but aren't built to be as sturdy. The non collapsing stoves also give you a place to store all your stove piping.
SevenofNine
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12/15/2016 06:40AM
Other issues are that the stove could have leak points at joints.

Having to assemble a stove when it is really cold I'm sure is not fun but maybe with practice that's a none issue.
Jaywalker
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12/15/2016 08:56AM
Like AWB, I pack a lot into my Kni-co: a false bottom, side shelf, 5 pipes, 2 elbow joints, and still can get my coffee pot, a big candle lantern, and 2 bundles of pre split 2x4 for first fire inside. Setting up my stove is one of my last camp chores when I set up camp, and I certainly prefer just folding the legs down and sticking the pipes on to fumbling with the rods and bolts, not to mention stabilizing the 4 peg legs. I've watched the S.O. set up video, and don't have much interest in doing that in deep snow and cold. For me, the extra set up hassle and risk of part loss is just not worth the savings in space and weight.
paddler1953
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12/15/2016 11:20AM
I have both a Seek Outside Ti stove (XL model) and a medium Kni-Co stove. The former goes with me when weight is an issue and the latter goes in my Snowtrekker when there's more than me to pull the load. While putting the SO stove together is a bit trying at first, it's like any other skill...the more you do it, the more efficient you become with it. I do still worry about dropping one of the wing nuts in the snow and not finding it so I just pack extras. Nothing else is so small that you shouldn't be able to find it; at least that's how I see it.

That's all for now. Take care, best of luck in finding your stove and until next time...be well.

snapper
 
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