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    Default Make it yourself tent stove?

    Just got a good canvas tent and I intend to have a stove for it for next hunting season. I need a stove that's light and small enough to be packed on a quad without having to make extra trips back and forth to my little patch of swamp. Before I shell out the 250 for one of those collapsible ones, does anyone know of a safe, effective and small homemade variant? I've heard a few people say you can make one out of an ammo can but they get super hot. Anyone ever built something small that worked?
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    yes, and i will give it to you if you want. If i can find it.

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    Use an old 6 gal. OMC kicker tank turned upside down. Nukalpiaq posted one a year or so ago if I remember correctly. You can use the gas fill for an air intake and fab removable legs.

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    Would a gas tank like that hold up to the heat, long term?
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    Propane tank. Choose the size that's right for you and start fabbing. Use a wheeler rim for the door. Split it and reverse it on itself. No seal needed. I have looked one over and will be making myself one shortly. You need to know what your doing to be safe, but it is small, light, and durable.

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    mod elan, I hope you take a bunch of pics when you do this project! I am pretty curious how it will all go together

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    Quote Originally Posted by highestview View Post
    Would a gas tank like that hold up to the heat, long term?
    The steel is as thick as regular tent stoves. Possible thicker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by highestview View Post
    Would a gas tank like that hold up to the heat, long term?

    If you want a stove to hold heat you need to line the stove with hi-temperature brick, the brick will release heat slowly. Reducing air flow and using big logs also help. What works for my partner is in the morning I lean out of my sleeping bag, start a fire, go back to sleep and the tent is warm and the coffee is made.


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