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Old 12-01-2011   #11
 
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My father made a barrel stove for his big canvas hunting/camping tent (approx 12x20). AAA Canvas Tents — standard features He made the stove from a 50 gal barrel. He cut bottom cut out (sits upright on the ground directly - dig out a small breather hole in the ground), a square door cut into it, a larger piece from another barrel to cover the square hole, door hinges and a latch (with wooden handle to keep it cool), and a hole in the top for the 3 inch stove pipe running out of the tent. He has used that tent and stove on 2-3 camping/hunting trips a year (3-7 days per trip) for the last 28 or so years and both still function great. The stove has burned cedar, aspen, pine, and more and has not burned through.
If I could find some smaller steel barrels (5-20 gal) for cheap it would be fun to make a stove or two following a similar pattern. Then again. for many river trips I'd need a different stove, one where the fire didn't burn directly on the ground.

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Old 12-02-2011   #12
 
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Would like to hear from any one who has experience with using these stoves outside of a tent in cold weather. That is under a cooking tarp or just setting around the stove outside. I doubt if I would be able to justify buying one of the specialty tents, but if it makes better heating than a camp fire etc outside it might make sense to conserve wood etc etc
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Old 12-02-2011   #13
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I have used my Kni-co outside of the tent and it works just as well.

Hey you don't need to spend a lot of cash to have a floorless tipi to put a stove in. Tarp shelter and oars, I still make these all the time even though I have commercial made shelters too. Here is a tarp tipi beefed up for Owyhee gail force winds (no stove though). The wyoming lost and found folks that make some of the best tipis I have seen also make some out of poly tarp. You could probably glue or sew a stove jack pannel into a regular heavy duty tarp and make a tipi such as this for nominal cost.

Also there are lots of ways to make a stove, I particularly like the ammo box stove, although I would personally burn off the paint real good on the inside and grinde of the paint on the outside and paint it with some high heat grill/stove paint instead.



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Old 12-02-2011   #14
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And of course remove the rubber gasket!
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I am a welder, and after seeing that wood stove I have to make one. I am buying an ammo can this week, and I will post on this thread when I am done.
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Started using a woodstove (Army surplus Yukon box stove) to make it possible to live in a tent c.1977. My favorite tent for this is the Kirkham's Springbar.



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I had them install a roof jack and cut a stove flap in the floor. Stand-up headroom, great ventilation, and it won't blow over in high winds. With synthetic tents, you get burn holes from sparks. Not in canvas, which is also more breathable.
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Flying_Spaghetti_Monster,
Looking forward to the info on the ammo can stove. I am not a welder but sure like the concept and can find someone to do the welding around town. Thanks for sharing your stuff with the message board.
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PS: don't know how this other stuff got on here, thought I just copied and pasted your handle



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There you go. If you like how I build mine, and it can be cost effective I will build you one, and mail it to you. I also make hand paddles, and stainless steel bracelets. So if you really wanted to bundle you could save on shipping cost Most welding shops would charge an arm, and a leg for work like that. Let me see if I can make one, and be cost effective if so I will offer them for sell.
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The ammo can wood stove can be fabricated without welding,but you will need a large hole saw. you could use a 3" electrical emt box connector fitting for the chimney pipe. Then use carriage bolts for the rest of it.I plan to use my old rocket box that was used for a groover on the grand,the fire may be the only way to get the smell out of that box! I will weld it because I can. Flying Spaghetti Monster has a good point about paying a shop to do it.My guess would be 2 to 3 hrs at $100 per hr. ouch!
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