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Flatrock

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So I need to get some sort of a tent to deer hunt in November in MT this year. I will mostly be going by myself or maybe with 1 other guy. What would you guys recommend for a tent with a stove for 2 guys? Looks like Kifaru has some good tipis but are pricey. I'm not opposed to spending that much if it's worth it but would like to get some input. Thanks.
 

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Take a look at Seek Outside. The Cimeron looks promising for a 2 man with a stove. I opted for thier 4 man tipi as I wanted the ability to stand up in. Quality of craftsmanship is spot on and Kevin was very helpful the several times I called with questions.
 

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November can be still warm or miserable cold. Be prepared for both.

That's not quite what I meant.

For hunts in the future, I am going to need a tent with a stove and am looking for some recommendations. If you have any advice, let me know.
 

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Take a look at Seek Outside. The Cimeron looks promising for a 2 man with a stove. I opted for thier 4 man tipi as I wanted the ability to stand up in. Quality of craftsmanship is spot on and Kevin was very helpful the several times I called with questions.

Thanks. I'll take a look at those.
 

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I have the Seek Outside BackCountry Shelter and really like it. The 4 man has a touch more room but the BCS is lighter.

I also use the Lite Outdoors Titanium Stove. It is a great little stove that weighs like 2-2.5lbs
 

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A couple pics of my 4 man tipi.
 

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Can't seem to post multiple pics. Sorry
 

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Most tent size ratings are sort of like window sticker mpg for cars...believe it when you experience it. I spent a few days in Alaska in a 2-man tent and sleeping feet at other guy's head still resulted in bumping each other several times a night. If I go back, taking my own tent or making sure is rated for one more person than actually using the tent.
 

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For any fall hunt where there is a chance of cold temps and precipitation I'm bringing a tipi and stove all day long. The ability to retire to a shelter, crank up the fire, warm up and dry out is immeasurable and well worth the price and weight penalty over an ultra light 1/2 man.

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I'm with JR on this one, tipi style tents with a stove are a great way to go. I hear GoLite went out of business but you can likely pick up their Shangri-La tipis used through classifieds on various forums. I know several guys who had fabric companies sew a stove jack into their Shangri-La for their Alaskan adventures. You can probably find their forum threads on this on the Alaska Outdoors Forum. The weight : space ratio on these style tents is what makes them so appealing to me. Lightweight for backpacking hunts, yet tons of room.

Here's the Shangri-La 5 on a sheep hunt last year. A week of this weather and not a single drop of water inside. A stove would have been nice.

 

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I've been thinking of going to the tipi the last couple years. Is there one that you can use a trekking pole for the riser to save more weight in your pack?

That Lite Outdoors stove looks just like the Titanium Goat cylinder Stove (tigoat).
 

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I've been thinking of going to the tipi the last couple years. Is there one that you can use a trekking pole for the riser to save more weight in your pack?

I've only seen a couple tipi style tents in use, but all the ones I've looked at you could use a trekking pole as part of the riser. You'd still need a short post as the trekking poles don't extend long enough to cover the total height of the tent. I know on my tent there's a lot of downward pressure on the center pole by the time everything is staked and guyed out. So you'd want to use a trekking pole with locking tabs that are solid.
 

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I believe someone makes a connector that allows you to use 2 trekking poles as a center pole for a tipi. However, if I'm on a trip that requires a tipi, I think I would have the tent set up longer than overnight, and therefore would want to use the trekking poles during the day.
 

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