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    Planning a 10 day fly-in moose hunt on the lower yukon second half of September. How would you guys dry your clothes if got wet. Take a collapsible wood stove and put a stove jack into the tent?
    I don't have a tent big enough that I would want to put a stove jack. I was thinking of putting a stove jack in a tarp, and just making a tarp enclosure with other tarps, where we could cook and hang hang out, but that's if the wind does not destroy it.
    Would be glad to hear your techniques on drying, or staying dry(have not figured it out either.)
    Thanks in advance
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    Some hunts I build a tarp shelter that has a big roaring fire in front of it to dry clothes. Some times I don't get the luxury of drying anything so I make sure to have good raingear and clothes that keep me warm regardless of how wet they are. If I am flying in and have the luxury of being able to carry extra weight I will bring a Mr. Buddy propane heater and that works well to dry everything. I won't go to Kodiak ever again without the Mr. Buddy heater.
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    We've had a hunting camp saying for a long time.
    "Things don't dry out in hunting camp, they just get less wet."
    I agree with AKD though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alasken View Post
    We've had a hunting camp saying for a long time.
    "Things don't dry out in hunting camp, they just get less wet."
    I agree with AKD though.
    Ya no kidding. Unless you have a cabin or a wall tent with a wood stove.

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    Seems like I read someone's hunting report from Kodiak awhile back where they mentioned taking a boot dryer with them. An option when weight/space isn't a factor, I guess. Anywho, with a little ingenuity I suppose you could rig a boot dryer into a clothes dryer of sorts. Hmmmm, maybe I'm onto something here and shouldn't have said that in an open forum Gotta go with AKDoug though, wear clothes that dry quickly, clothes that keep you warm when wet, and build a big fire if you're able to. Good dry bags that keep spare clothes dry until you're ready to get them wet are good too. Nothing worse than changing from wet clothes into more wet clothes! OK, there are plenty of things worse, but it's still not fun.

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    Ideas from other forum posts, and elsewhere:

    1. Wear 'em dry. Simple.
    2. Portable heater (like Mr Buddy) if you can afford the weight/fuel. Understand risks of having any heater inside (fire, carbon monoxide), but some use them in the vestibule facing in:
    http://forums.outdoorsdirectory.com/...ht=tent+heater
    http://forums.outdoorsdirectory.com/...ht=tent+heater
    http://forums.outdoorsdirectory.com/...ht=tent+heater

    And here's a long thread with much info about roomier tents maybe suitable for use with portable heater in a vestibule:
    http://forums.outdoorsdirectory.com/...+river+camping

    3. Buy/borrow/rent a tent with a stove. Tipi styles are lightweight. Wall tents very comfy but heavy.
    http://forums.outdoorsdirectory.com/...=titanium+goat
    http://forums.outdoorsdirectory.com/...=titanium+goat
    http://forums.outdoorsdirectory.com/...=titanium+goat
    http://forums.outdoorsdirectory.com/...-Titanium-Goat

    It's been ironic that on 2 September hunts where I geared up for cold/wet weather, it's been unseasonably warm/dry. Good luck.

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    I usually build a fire and put my stuff too close to it and burn holes in my clothes

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