Discussion in 'Stove Forum' started by Haggis, Oct 7, 2019.
An excellent thread and a great commitment to the cause!
Thanks for taking us along with you,
We really enjoyed it!
Thank you all again, it was a blast to do,,,
This passed week-end found me on yet another lake, and with a stove of a different form.
The Winter Camping Symposium, at Sturgeon Lake, MN. The stove is not old, but of the traditional “Sheepherder” style. I suppose I could hunt around a bit, and find a Herter’s Mighty Midget tent stove, but this simple sheet steel stove certainly warms the tent very well,,, even down to -40°!
I have a friend that recently got a tent/stove and a stove heated tent.
Looks wonderful! That's the kind of winter camping my girlfriend would do!
I’ve winter “cold tent” camped at -33°F,,, and “cold” doesn’t begin to describe it.
Hot tent camping it the way to go. A fella still needs shelter, warm clothes, and a -miserable sleeping bag,,, (I have several, even one rated to -60°),,, but a warm tent, out of the wind and weather make winter camping a lot less difficult, and a lot more enjoyable.
I've no experience with such temperatures.
Just the teens plus we get here is a flat NOPE from the girlfriend. Suggest camping in that weather and she'd start looking for the men in white coats to come have a talk with me. A hot tent might be a whole different matter, though!
Need I say more.
It is not the weather ...... it is the clothing.
Good gear makes all the difference.
I have a down jacket that is huge. If I wear it inside .. I break out in a sweat.
Hot tent Winter camping; now we're talking!
Fascinating to hear of a Winter Camping Symposium; tell us more.
I'm getting the skis out soon for a wax and tune....
This year’s WCS was this past weekend, but here is a link to the goings on.
Schedule - Winter Camping Symposium
And “The Happy Camper”, Kevin Callan, the guest speaker, made a video. (Myself and Herself made a brief appearance at about 5:20 on the video.
You are very much welcome here in any case. Take comfort knowing such efforts as put forth in this thread is over the top and very much appreciated. Thank you.
Although I collect 1 burners, ha, we may discuss some 425s in the future, probably another thread.
Oh boy, I pondered this thread but attended to other things, meanwhile it has drifted to winter camping (worthy of it's own thread?).
What I will say to that is I agree " -33°F,,, and “cold” doesn’t begin to describe it".
I could snuggle-in overnight easy enough in -30, it's the getting back outside and being out in it all day at -30F ish, that's nuts! imo.
Like many members, I've needed to be out all day in below zero F temps. I like to hear from members near and above artic circle.. they're acclimated to sub-zeros, wind-blown artic tundra.
For me, -5F no prob. -10F add lil wind, much colder imo but ok. Oh and sunny and no wind.. big difference, that I'll do but days are short overwinter.
-15F, -20F... is A LOT colder, -27F windy.. i'll stop there as that is lowest I've had to withstand outdoors for extended time myself. Never again if I can help it. Somewhere in there breathing is an issue. Anything colder than -10/15 w/any wind, for me... no way, not if it can be avoided, been there.
I was going to comment on the 30-30-30 topic, what a great post.
@OMC Thank again,,, for everything
I’m out literally everyday in winter,,, snowshoes, a fire, and lunch. Late fall and early spring, when it’s cold, but no snow, I carry some manner of stove,,, but on snow in winter, I build a fire for warmth, tea, and lunch.
Sometimes in winter I even use homemade twig stoves,,,
Much to say on this topic, and anybody who's been here awhile knows how I extol hot winter camping.
I respect the cold winter campers, but note that when there are a few in the vicinity of our big tent, many will drop by for a peek and the warm environs seem to hold appeal to them....
Well done. I enjoy this thread.
A thoroughly enjoyable month @Haggis, which seems to have passed all too quickly it seems.
And I had to chuckle on your comment about regular employment.
I also agree with comments about the thread being difficult to better.
This 30-30-30 thread is colorful (views & commentary) and thoroughly enjoyable Simes, right you are.
Old man winter came early aye.. i see temp has risen to 12F in Iron Junction.
If we might return to your fine 30-30-30 OP?
> You mention 12cm Zebra pot, that for me was one of many interesting points. That is 1st I've seen like it. I'm only familiar with MSR/Zebra pots. Zebra tends to be durable SS it seems.
> You like Melba, this week I can finally have Limpa toast (here it's only available Nov / Dec).
> and another drift sorry, but from OP, the Esquagama were "new to me".
For me, your region was Ojibwa (Chippewa) and to learn some of the oldest evidence of N. American peoples are the, pre-Ojibwa, Esquagama right there was enlightening.
With obvious warm places south, abundant food everywhere, that 1st known settlers chose such a cold place is hard to imagine (has ne wonder... why?).
Re your OP "dusting off stoves and and a few long abandoned cook sets"... A wide variety of cook sets / cookware you have shared made little mention. Ya know, maybe a recap of when, where & what all might help:
09.20 Optimus 99, ...….....… sm. kettle, St. Mary’s Lake, Eveleth
09.22 Coleman 413H & 533, Trangia? kettle, Lake Superior
09.23 Coleman 530, ….. 530 cook kit, Lake Orebegone, Gilbert
09.24 Svea 123, .……….. Bulldog 2pt pot, Bailey’s Lake, Virginia
09.25 Trangia mini 28-t, trangia non-stick?, Longyear Lake, Cloquet
09.26 *Coleman 533, ... Sigg Tourist *w/s, Fayal Pond, Eveleth
09.27 Optimus 96, …….. Peak1 cook set, Ely Lake, Eveleth
09.28 Coleman 502, ….. 502 cook kit, Embarrass Lake, Bawabik
09.29 Trangia 25, ……... Trangia 25, Lake Superior, s. of Grand Marais
09.30 Coleman 400B, .. Bulldog mess kit, Pleasant Lake, Eveleth
10.01 Optimus 8R, ……. MSR bowl, White Face Reservoir, off Rte 16
10.02 4 Dog mini stove, 4dog/oilcamp mug, Silver Lake, Virginia
10.03 Coleman 3024, .. GSI 3 pt pot, Mashkenode Lake, West Virginia
10.04 Benzomatic 1, …. 2 L pot, Caribou Lake, Hermantown
10.05 Coleman Apex 2, Zebra pot, Whitewater Lake, Hoyt Lakes
10.06 Kampcook 3, …… cool handle skillets, Colby Lake, Hoyt Lakes
10.07 Phoebus 725, .. Greatland pot, W. Two Rivers Reservoir, Mt. Iron
10.08 Trangia 27, ….. Trangia 27, Wynne Lake, Giant’s Ridge Rec. Area
10.09 Primus 71, ….... 4dog/oilcamp mug, Murphy Lake, Central Lakes Community
10.10 Coleman 425C, .Lg. Bulldog mess kit, Island Lake Reservoir,
10.11 Kampkook 11, . steel skillet, Sec. 14 Lake, near Makinen
10.12 Coleman early 425.,Trangia pot, Bass Lake, s. of Bawabik
10.13 Taykit & Trangia 28,Olicamp Mug, Coe Lake, near Makinen
10.14 Svea 123R, …..... Sigg Tourist, Grant Pit Lake, Buhl
10.14 Coleman 425D N65,Eagle kettle 7 steel skillets, Silver Lake, near Esquagama community
10.16 Coleman 425., ….............. , Lost Lake, near the Esquagama community
10.17 Coleman early 425B, Bulldog pot Oct. 17,,, Deep Lake, Gilbert
10.18 Coleman 424, ... Bulldog 4pt pot, Carey Lake, Hibbing
10.19 Coleman 5402A, steel skillet, Wild Rice Lake Reservoir, Rice Lake
10.20 Coleman 426B, Bulldog pot n kettle, Fall Lake, Ely
And foodies! Say a lunch of soft cooked Haggis duck eggs, Melba Toast, Biscottis & tea. Or... croque madame, Stroopwafel, cheesy carrot casserole, wild rice & mushroom soup & oyster crackers (wild rice is native btw), toad in a hole and sides of refried potatoes, Prosciutto, pancetta, croissant / toasted baguette & cheeses; goat, sheep, Brie, Dubliner or Scottish shortbread, german wafer or truffles.
“Esquagama... No matter how it is spelled, is derived from Chippewa (Ojibwe) and means "the last water". Esquagama is southernmost in a chain of lakes and waterways used by the Indians in their early day travels in the area.”
My confuser is acting up, my mistake, it was the Laurel People in Esquagama region.
I read it on the internet / heard it on talk-radio so it must be true:
"When the Ojibwa people first moved to the region, just before our Revolutionary War, the mounds [of Laurel people ] were already there. Indian people always regarded these mounds as sacred. ...
Their mounds are probably the oldest man-made constructions in Iron Range country." source : Ancient mysteries on Minnesota’s Iron Range
with that, i'll have to followup on this, gotta run thx again
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