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    Polish Army Lavvu + Woodstove = Extremely cozy

    Hey folks,

    Just came back from an epic snow laden weekend out in the german mountains in the Harz with about 30 german bushcrafters. Fun stuff.

    I used my Polish Army Lavvu with my Ti-Goat stove and I can tell you - it was AWESOME.

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    Looks a nice and cosy set up with the stove any chance of a review?

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    Quote Originally Posted by -Tim- View Post
    Looks a nice and cosy set up with the stove any chance of a review?

    Cheers
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    Hmmm....I did film a little bit. I think I could do one, yes. However, if I were buying a stove now I would wait for the Hill People Gear small Shepherd Stove.
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    nice use of the arm hole for the flue!
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    Sue, I love your trip reports but that setup is an accident waiting to happen IMHO
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    Quote Originally Posted by rik_uk3 View Post
    Sue, I love your trip reports but that setup is an accident waiting to happen IMHO
    As long as you keep a controlled burn (no wild bonfires in the stove) and keep a tent flap partially open to provide ventilation, there's really nothing to worry about...except waking up slightly chilly and having to re-stoke the fire.
    Hot tenting is very effective in that you don't necessarily need a super-duper arctic-rated sleeping bag, you can compromise and let the stove make up the difference in providing warmth. And because the area inside a partially enclosed shelter like this one is small, it doesn't take much to make a hot tent HOT.
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    Polish Army Lavvu + Woodstove = Extremely cozy

    Great pictures and good see one in action.

    Yes, I'm really liking these P'lavvu's, I have just bought two and shall have a look at them when I get back from India in February.

    I may attach a third half tent poncho to extend the width a little by two foot, and shall certainly put a 2 foot removable extension skirt on the bottom to extend the height.

    I am quite interested in building a wood stove to fit inside and until I do I will just try to heat the tent with a hurricane lantern and cook on a small wood gas burner.

    I'm looking forward to seeing my new P'lavvu's with my own eyes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OakAshandThorn View Post
    As long as you keep a controlled burn (no wild bonfires in the stove) and keep a tent flap partially open to provide ventilation, there's really nothing to worry about...except waking up slightly chilly and having to re-stoke the fire.
    Hot tenting is very effective in that you don't necessarily need a super-duper arctic-rated sleeping bag, you can compromise and let the stove make up the difference in providing warmth. And because the area inside a partially enclosed shelter like this one is small, it doesn't take much to make a hot tent HOT.
    That is true. But for comfy reasons I'd rather go with an arctic rated sleeping bag and no stove if I was sleeping alone, rather than waking up shivering trough the night because the heat has gone out.
    Maybe I was pampered in the army as when we where winter hot tenting, regulations said that each tent needed a fire watch, and with a squad of nine rotating between radio, on stag, fire sleep, that was no problem, the tent was always hot, with a red hot stove vibrating with heat in the tent, hehe.

    But still won't trade that with a night in the hammock :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boucaneer View Post
    Great pictures and good see one in action.

    Yes, I'm really liking these P'lavvu's, I have just bought two and shall have a look at them when I get back from India in February.

    I may attach a third half tent poncho to extend the width a little by two foot, and shall certainly put a 2 foot removable extension skirt on the bottom to extend the height.

    I am quite interested in building a wood stove to fit inside and until I do I will just try to heat the tent with a hurricane lantern and cook on a small wood gas burner.

    I'm looking forward to seeing my new P'lavvu's with my own eyes.
    Put these shelters in perspective and they are nothing more than a couple of ex army poncho's...not up to a lot in reality
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    Quote Originally Posted by rik_uk3 View Post
    Put these shelters in perspective and they are nothing more than a couple of ex army poncho's...not up to a lot in reality
    You just insulted generations of Norwegian infantry soldiers who put their pride in how many nights they have in their "button tents" as we call these. I have spent nighst down to minus 30*C in them, in the mountains, heated with a single Optimus 111 stove...but okay, it was a whole squad in there, and with one tent sheath (poncho if you must) for every man. it gets to be quite a sizeable tent.

    Here is a 7 sheath tent (sleeps seven squaddies with full kit, but I have to admit that if you are afraid of a little same sex intimacy, it's not for you, lol)

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