Quote Originally Posted by FLRider View Post
+1! Something insulated...hrm...maybe packed forest duff or pine boughs under a thin nylon or canvas tarp? I dunno.

I remember a story I read years ago about how some of the huts in Siberia that got gas heaters for the first time under the Soviets wound up melting a foot or two down into the permafrost during winter. Not a fun time, for certain...
I should have taken a darn photo of the hole the stove left in the snow. It melted right down to the ground. Looked like it would have made a great indoor toilet if I had had a seat!

Does anyone know if there are such things as snow pans for under wood burners? I remember hearing about it, but don't recall where. Would a lightweight sheet of metal (titanium maybe?) rolled out to set the stove on, prevent this?