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    Do the water bottle thing...it really works.
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    yeah your asking for trouble .... i agree with others i would not be able to sleep knowing it's that close to my tarp or any gear... it doesn't take much for Synth material to go up.... just being near heat can cause it to melt and to damage
    so be VERY CAREFUL if you try this...
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    Personally I plan to try using a UCO candle lantern under my tarp this winter to try to burn of condensation. I plan to dig out a space the same footprint as my tarp is pitched to make walls on three sides up to the tarp, basically closing off three sides. The lantern will be sitting on the ground in a safe location. This set up would let me keep the candle at least 3 feet from any materials, a space blanket could add some safety factor into that too. I wouldn't hang it though.

    Winter camping is nothing new to me but hammock winter camping is. A beeswax candle can keep a quinzee at or above 65 degrees overnight if everything is done right so I figure I can at least keep the frost burnt off under a tarp/snow built shelter. I'm going to give the hammock an honest try this winter but if I don't like it I'm going back to a spruce bow A frame type shelter which is down right warm.

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    try thatching the tarp. the hammock only replaces the bed. ;-) I think I would not run a flame all night given a choice. OTOH I'm considering playing with a wood stove.

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    Quick Google search showed that a candle puts out about 125W of heat. Under a tarp, or even in a room, CO shouldn't be a problem. The problem is that it will be difficult to trap that heat.
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    Remembered this from somewhen. Check it out.http://heatstick.com/_KanHeet01.htm should put out lots of heat and it's semi contained. The first caution is to not place near bedding, curtains,etc
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    Quote Originally Posted by olddog View Post
    Remembered this from somewhen. Check it out.http://heatstick.com/_KanHeet01.htm should put out lots of heat and it's semi contained. The first caution is to not place near bedding, curtains,etc
    Awesome! Too heavy for anything but car camping, but for our hammock barn/workshop it would be perfect . Shouldn't be hard to make either. I will be looking into this one. Thanks for the link and something else that I didn't even know existed.

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    I have heard of people putting rocks in the fire for an hour or so and putting them on the ground under their hammock with your set up. It should heat it up ok
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    Sure, give a man a warm water bottle and he'll be warm for hours. Set him on fire and he's warm for the rest of his life.

    You're a big boy, choose wisely, proceed cautiously, if you burn up we'll blame the dog. I've been in really tight tarps before and it seems to me I've only read about folks using big coleman stoves that CO themselves to death. I think it would take quite a bit of time for a single candle in a tarp to get the job done. But then I was in my garage yesterday with 3 alcohol stoves going so I don't have a lot of brain cells left going anyways.

    I opened the doors, there was lots of breeze. Believe me. I think the high gust was in the 40 mph range with constant south breezes of 25mph. Kansas was a blowing hard yesterday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crawldaddy View Post
    I will have a completely closed in hammock setup with my 10X11 tarp and doors shut tight. 20* tonight..was wondering if a carefully positioned candle lantern will make much of a dif warming the inside?
    Yes! A carefully positioned candle lantern can raise the temperature of your self. Position it under your behind, and you are immune to CBS. Distance is the key here.

    Also, do not use a flame in your tarp if there is snow on the ground under it. Snow absorbs CO2, so you can smother and not wake up to avoid it. CO2 is the trigger for realizing that O2 is scarce, and waking a person up to react.

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