I was reading a thread that Smokehouse started about his tarp and packable wood stove it looked really neat (sorry I can't figure out how to link to it). He was cautioned several times about the nylon burning or melting, his gear burning, or god forbid, himself burning . He answered that he was aware of the dangers and that he only used the stove when he awake and near enough to the stove to attend to any dangers.
That got me thinking, since learning to sew recently, about designing a fire proof tarp with a stove jack . I'm clumsy so, me being near my stove would probably be a bigger liability than having it unattended, and if I'm going to carry a stove all the way into the woods I want to be able to use it while I sleep (of course taking precautions against CO poisoning). A matter of fact I wood like to be able to stoke it up a few times during the night to stay warm.
What I don't know is;
What would be a good material to make it out of?
Would the cost of the material make it cost prohibitive?
How heavy would the cloth be?
Would the Whole thing need to be fire proof or just the stove jack?
How large does the tarp need to be to keep the stove away from the hammock?
Do the hammocks and quilts need to bee made from a fire proof material?
Would fire resistant be good enough compared to fire proof? (ie. using fire proof for the jack and fire resistant for all else.)
I think this idea might work if it doesn't cost an arm and a leg for the material and the weight of the stove and the tarp can be off set by bringing less clothing, insulation, and no fuel. Any thoughts?