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#2107893 - 08/17/10 02:33 PM Re: Arctic Oven stove options/opinions [Re: yukonjeff]
Kusko Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 3768
Loc: Bethel, AK
An AO 10 is what we stay in.

A third person can fit, but they'll be on the floor.
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#2107925 - 08/17/10 02:57 PM Re: Arctic Oven stove options/opinions [Re: Kusko]
Alaskan Offline
"AMY SUE"

Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 4963
Loc: Gnome, Alaska
Kuskos- I'll let Hup and Okie fight over the floor...

How tough is the AO stove? worth it? I'm thinking that's all I'll need.

Hmmm.....
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#2107964 - 08/17/10 03:39 PM Re: Arctic Oven stove options/opinions [Re: Alaskan]
Okiekajun Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 838
Loc: Golden Meadow, Louisiana
Hup gets the floor.

Fights over.
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#2107978 - 08/17/10 03:59 PM Re: Arctic Oven stove options/opinions [Re: Okiekajun]
Alaskan Offline
"AMY SUE"

Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 4963
Loc: Gnome, Alaska
Originally Posted By: Okiekajun
Hup gets the floor.

Fights over.


Welcome to the perks of being an owner...
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#2107981 - 08/17/10 04:01 PM Re: Arctic Oven stove options/opinions [Re: Okiekajun]
northway Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/25/07
Posts: 1264
Loc: Tok, Alaska
I'll tell you one thing not to do is to use the spark arrestor at the top of the pipe. When it is cold, it will block up there. My buddies did this winter burning wood and mine did while burning duraflame logs. Personally I would not use duraflame logs as the smell they produce if the smoke comes inside is awful!

The AO stove is okay. Do NOT expect a long burn and expect to wake up every hour to put wood in especially when it is cold.

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#2108013 - 08/17/10 04:20 PM Re: Arctic Oven stove options/opinions [Re: northway]
akdave Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/02/09
Posts: 55
Loc: Salcha, AK
x2 on the spark arrestor. Piece of junk, clogs up and you end up breathing smoke in the tent sometime in the middle of the night. They recommend sand but I use two stove bricks to line the bottom of mine. The two bricks and the AO stove fit nicely in a large flat rate postal box (edgeds taped with duct tape) for packing into an action packer or whatever.

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#2108034 - 08/17/10 04:33 PM Re: Arctic Oven stove options/opinions [Re: akdave]
Alaskan Offline
"AMY SUE"

Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 4963
Loc: Gnome, Alaska
Any other suggestions for flooring (extra liner) or floor saver or??

Thinking, if worst case scenario the AO stove will work for what I need. Yeah, I'm gonna have to figure out a way for longer than a 1 hour burn...but it is what it is...
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#2108075 - 08/17/10 05:06 PM Re: Arctic Oven stove options/opinions [Re: Okiekajun]
Hupurest
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Originally Posted By: Okiekajun
Hup gets the floor.

Fights over.


Right, the undercover cop should get comfort....

I would be some good $$, that the sleeping pad I have is way more comfortable than yours is going to be.......

Alaskan,
we should get that water warmer, to keep okies douche warm, for when his girl parts hurt, and he wants to stay in the tent all day...

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#2108082 - 08/17/10 05:12 PM Re: Arctic Oven stove options/opinions [Re: ]
northway Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/25/07
Posts: 1264
Loc: Tok, Alaska
I bought a canvas for the floor. It was much cheaper than the floor saver at tent and tarp and fit right inside the tent. Just another place to save a few bucks. Buy the stove and then try to find someone that can make you an airtight one later on.

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#2108092 - 08/17/10 05:23 PM Re: Arctic Oven stove options/opinions [Re: northway]
akdave Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/02/09
Posts: 55
Loc: Salcha, AK
I use a piece of canvas for a floor cloth right now and also have the foot print. I would recommend the foot print, despite the cost, as I really believe it has increased the life of my tent's floor. I'm also considering replacing my canvas floor cloth with one of the heavy duty 10x12 canvas tarps they have at AIH. I don't like the one I have now because I find it doesn't stay flat and tends to get bunched up especially on uneven ground or snow. The canvas tarp is like 80 bucks I think, which is half the price of the floor AK T&T sells them for and are virtually the same thing. I'm kicking myself know because I didn't buy one when they were on sale for around $40.


Edited by akdave (08/17/10 05:23 PM)

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#2108194 - 08/17/10 07:21 PM Re: Arctic Oven stove options/opinions [Re: akdave]
Alaskan Offline
"AMY SUE"

Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 4963
Loc: Gnome, Alaska
NW - Think that might be the way I'll go. This should work well enough, and Kusko seemed to not have any issues on it's use over the winter.

Kusko - you have teh AO stove, or did you get the little bit bigger one? thinking Bigger might be the way to go for ease of loading ect...

3Fingers- what kind of tubes for the vents? Anything fancy or just something tha twill work? Thinking a drier vent spring tubing woudl work, can coil and then let out to expand in the vents. Light weight, and easily replacable if needed.

Will be going with a canvas floor liner.

Thanks for all the input so far!!
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#2108305 - 08/17/10 08:18 PM Re: Arctic Oven stove options/opinions [Re: Alaskan]
3 Fingers Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/22/08
Posts: 525
Loc: alaska
Vent tubes I just use 3 tin cans w/both ends cut out and duct taped together. Built a crude wood platform to put the tent on as I use it as a line camp in the same place every year. One tip I was given is when you take it down if its cold out, leave a fire in the stove and take it outside and if the poles don't come apart due to frost just warm them on the stove a few moments. Also found out that squirrels like to chew on the polypro fabric sometimes and A T & T gave me some scraps for patch material.

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#2108630 - 08/17/10 11:57 PM Re: Arctic Oven stove options/opinions [Re: 3 Fingers]
AKscott Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/07/07
Posts: 137
Loc: north pole, AK
i had holliday parks in fairbanks build me a small barrel stove made of 1/8in stainless with thread on legs for my wall tent, havent tried it in real cold weather yet just during moose season.
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#2108643 - 08/18/10 12:31 AM Re: Arctic Oven stove options/opinions [Re: AKscott]
Alaskan Offline
"AMY SUE"

Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 4963
Loc: Gnome, Alaska
Scotty, how much? How heavy? How big? Work well?
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#2108648 - 08/18/10 01:09 AM Re: Arctic Oven stove options/opinions [Re: Alaskan]
martentrapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 987
Loc: Moved to Fbks, Ak.
Google titanium goat. Check out their products, including stoves.

What's the name of that teepee tent Family Trapper uses? They also have small stoves.
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#2108661 - 08/18/10 01:36 AM Re: Arctic Oven stove options/opinions [Re: martentrapper]
martentrapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 987
Loc: Moved to Fbks, Ak.
Fam's tent is a Kifaru. Google that too.
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#2109108 - 08/18/10 12:17 PM Re: Arctic Oven stove options/opinions [Re: martentrapper]
AKscott Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/07/07
Posts: 137
Loc: north pole, AK
i think it was around $280 its not light i just haul it in a wheeler trailor probly around 10lbs also had them make a telescopic stack. i made the door almost as wide as the stove so you can get some bigger wood in it. things i wish i would have done is a flat top and 2 small vents, i made one big rectangle and if you dont get the damper right it will puff smoke out at you. it heats my 10x14 wall tent good during moose season but like i said i have never tried it in real cold.
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#2109143 - 08/18/10 12:38 PM Re: Arctic Oven stove options/opinions [Re: AKscott]
northway Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/25/07
Posts: 1264
Loc: Tok, Alaska
The ak tent and tarp stoves as well as the titaniums are not air tight. After staying in the tent at -40, I want a stove that is airtight and that will hold a burn for more than an hour.

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#2109192 - 08/18/10 01:20 PM Re: Arctic Oven stove options/opinions [Re: northway]
Alaskan Offline
"AMY SUE"

Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 4963
Loc: Gnome, Alaska
The Four Dog stoves say they are air tight. I'm wanting to make sure I have a GOOD stove that will fit all applications (or close to). I realize this is a far stretch, but since it won't be "packed" anywhere (4 wheeler or snogo), I figure it shouldn't be too hard. However...it seems that most of the available stoves are made for "packing" purposes. I also (which limits me to an extent) don't want a huge stove. Just something that is built well.

The search continues....
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#2109206 - 08/18/10 01:30 PM Re: Arctic Oven stove options/opinions [Re: Alaskan]
3 Fingers Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/22/08
Posts: 525
Loc: alaska
Four dog stoves are airtight. Problem with them is they come with a 5" ring and necked down to 3" they may not draw well enough. I have a 4" roof jack on my AO and it works well. I really like the baffle in those stoves as it makes a much larger hot spot on the surface. Have spent many nights in that tent at temps northway describes. Also the stoves are flat bottom and fit well in a sled. Well built IMO.

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