Originally Posted by burtonator
With a 'hot tent' setup do you feel you need 4 season gear or do you think 3 season gear is ok?
I have a really nice summer setup. Warbonnet hammock with a top+under quilt but it's really only rated for about -10C ... I suspect that the stove will keep going until 1-2 hours after I sleep but then the temp will start to drop.
Originally Posted by fallkniven
Keep the warm quilts. The 'hot tarp' is nice for undressing and getting in the hammock, and getting back up in the morning. Let the fire burn out before you fall asleep.
Smokehouse's tarp packed down isn't much larger than a 4-season tarp with doors (ie. superfly). It's definetly worth it to me carry.
Like fallkniven, I let my stove go out overnight. So the inside temperature goes to the ambient outdoor temperature rather quickly. The getting back up in the morning part is a bummer when it's -25C or so. One tends to get dressed at lightning speed. My sleep system allows me to just sleep in my base layers, a wool hat and some booties. So yes, you do need appropriately rated quilts for winter temperatures. Once the the fire is started in the stove, it doesn't take long for the tent to heat up nicely.
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