Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 24
  1. #11
    Chug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    McMinnville, Or
    Hammock
    DIY D.L. Hammock, Eagle Nest pro
    Tarp
    Kelty12',9' & SF
    Insulation
    Down UnderQuilt
    Suspension
    Woopie Slings
    Posts
    432
    I used the heaters with Oxy cut off & a C.O. Detector for back up.. While in a either a Dome tent or White wall. Never had a beep from detector, but slept toasty. When it's 10 degree's outside. brrrrrrr. I just Might resort to the Hotties, buy big box from Costco heat rate are 8-10 hours. Toss them in hammock.. should work great. Thus I am still exploring the art of swing from the tree's Vs Ground Dweller.



    " OUTANDBACK" that a wood stove yea got in that Shelter?. nice compact.

  2. #12
    Senior Member stairguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Shakopee, Minn.
    Hammock
    exped scout combi
    Tarp
    superfly
    Insulation
    polarpod
    Posts
    534
    Your winter hammocking system needs to be designed around safety. If you use burners, stoves, hot water bottles, hand and foot warmers or any other secondary heat source and the failure of such compromises your safety, your gear is inadequate. Check out the " Frozen Butt " videos and carefully re-evaluate your gear. We in the Nord Country have successfully taken our systems into the -20'sF. Fourdog has gone down to a -30F. Be safe and have fun this winter.
    " Wiggs "

    ________________________________________

  3. #13
    SteveJJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Minneapolis, MN
    Hammock
    DangerBird 72
    Tarp
    Kelty 12' for now
    Insulation
    UGQ Zeppelin 20
    Suspension
    Whoopie Sling, DIY
    Posts
    339
    I remember Jon-E hand warmers that we used ice fishing. Maybe one of those would warm you up and not the gear?

  4. #14
    Senior Member G.L.P.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Schuylkill Co. PA
    Hammock
    DIY,WBBB,DutchBridge
    Tarp
    Cuben,Superfly
    Insulation
    Quilts :P
    Suspension
    Dutchware
    Posts
    5,107
    There is no substitute for Proper gear
    heaters are nice but as you can see like OutandBacks setup it took time and money to perfect it (and a sweet setup it is )
    safety should be key... remember Sil-nylon tarps will melt and or Burn under heat... you don't even need a flame, as will a hammock if it gets too close to the heat source also with a propane heater there are a lot of factors like running out of gas,CO2 cutoff turning if off while your sleeping,valves clogging from dirt .. you name it

    also i would not rely on a heater alone to keep me warm again this plays into my statement that there is NO substitute for Proper gear
    if you plan to hang in very cold weather have the right gear for the job
    7 degrees is not the time to find out your setup does not work ... car camping or not it's not fun and can be deadly so please be safe
    It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold

  5. #15

  6. #16
    Senior Member JohnSawyer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Hammock
    WB RidgeRunner
    Tarp
    8x10 DIY (speer)
    Insulation
    KAQ Lost River
    Suspension
    Straps
    Posts
    4,696
    Images
    108
    Quote Originally Posted by doc View Post
    I keep a Guinea pig in my pack. You just feed him (or her) grass, woodchips, etc. while on the trail. They're very warm, soft, and delicious if you run out of food. You can't eat a propane heater...
    But my stove doesn't poop in my pack or attract predators!
    "Do or do not, there is no try." -- Yoda


  7. #17
    OutandBack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Denver, CO
    Hammock
    Snipe WinterGnome
    Tarp
    TtTTG 12x10
    Insulation
    WL-TQ/UQ, HG 3/4UQ
    Suspension
    stock
    Posts
    4,178
    Images
    129
    Quote Originally Posted by Chug View Post

    " OUTANDBACK" that a wood stove yea got in that Shelter?. nice compact.
    Yep, It's a portable wood stove weighs about 3#. Good for a basecamp setup.
    More for fun than anything else. I don't use it thru the night, only when awake.

    Provides a little atmosphere for evening entertainment



    And cooks a mean breakfast in the morning



    As GLP stated, having the proper clothing and quilts for winter is the best way and should be your primary source of protection from the cold.



    Hope you don't mind all the pictures. I use them like an Italian uses his hands to talk, haha
    Last edited by OutandBack; 09-22-2012 at 09:13.
    O&B
    May your mileage in the backcountry exceed your post count.

  8. #18
    trailryder42's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Amarillo, Texas
    Hammock
    Dangerbird
    Tarp
    Zpacks Cuban
    Insulation
    3S Incubator
    Suspension
    Whoopies
    Posts
    262
    The video is funny. Thanks for the link. I knew there had to be a handheld catalytic option, but didn't know what/who.

    Quote Originally Posted by cookie setx View Post

  9. #19
    Senior Member Grinder's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    winter haven, florida
    Posts
    541
    Images
    19
    years ago, a canadian hiker named Turk used to Pulk (human towed cargo sled) into the woods. He had a wood burning stove inside of his closed end tarp. Looked cozy as hell in the pictures.

    Seems like the posts might be in the archives here. I'll look. BRB


    BINGO
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ht=pulk&page=4
    Last edited by Grinder; 09-22-2012 at 14:16.
    grinder

  10. #20
    mountain_man_mike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Clovis, CA
    Hammock
    DIY
    Tarp
    DIY silnylon
    Insulation
    DIY CLIMASHIELD UQ
    Suspension
    DIY hugs & whoopie
    Posts
    1,391
    I keep thinking about the eternal dirt nap that you might be taking not to mention tallying up the cost to replace the gear damaged or destroyed in a mishap and figure I might give some thought to a different direction. Maybe another or thicker UQ, TQ, etc.

    HYOY
    Happy Trails to one and all.
    Enjoy the outdoors wisely and elevate your perspective.

    Modified Penny Wood Stove instructional Video-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fPlHqsYy38


    Hammock Wheel https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...09#post1035609


    Another Really cool JC Penny Puffer instructional- https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...141#post953141

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •