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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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    Go to Amazon.com and buy the book from Ole Wik: "Wood-Stoves-How-Make-Them". It's a cheap classic for amateur stove builders and there are dozens of great examples of far-north frugality and innovation. It's also a very fun read. I will pass mine down to my boys someday.

    Before I bought this book, I built a stove out of an army mortar box. It looks like a super-sized ammo can. I mostly use it for heating up improvised saunas when we're out in the boonies but the stove puts out a lot of heat and is very transportable. If you can find one of those you could build a stove out of it. Good luck.......

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    Default Lotsa cool tech there

    Here's some stolen material from the book Dave is talking about:
    http://www.autonopedia.org.uk/approp...ves_Part2.html

    It has a stove made from a kicker stove as I mentioned in your other thread.

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    Just get one at Alaska Tent and Tarp...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sayak View Post
    Here's some stolen material from the book Dave is talking about:
    http://www.autonopedia.org.uk/approp...ves_Part2.html

    It has a stove made from a kicker stove as I mentioned in your other thread.
    That's a fun site! Lots of good info there!

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    There's a simple tent stove made from a piece of 8" stove pipe over here:

    http://bushcraftusa.com/forum/showth...t=24914&page=9

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    Yup, that's a skookum little setup there. I've even built them from institutional size coffee cans (rectangular; about 12"x12"x16" with a round lid). The problem with most any of these stoves is finding a way to seat the flue pipe into the top of the stove. The best way I have found is to find a heavy gauge reducer which has a flange between the two sizes and just trim off the larger size.

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