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    Quote Originally Posted by OneClick View Post
    Yeah I got ya, just mentioned the actual hot tents and how elaborate they can get. This clear plastic setup is more of a survival technique as I know it. Seen it on at least one of the survival shows, sans hammock. I think it was Dual Survival, maybe Survivorman too.

    If I need a quick warm-me-up, I could always haul out a portable genny, gallon of gasoline and this portable sauna...

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    the idea of porch mode with the plastic draped over the porch might work. You'd need to lower the tarp so the edges are at or near the ground though or you'll lose your heat. it's a workable idea though. you can use a mylar emergency blanket and some clothes pins to line the inside of the tarp to reflect and retain more heat as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JmBoh View Post
    the idea of porch mode with the plastic draped over the porch might work. You'd need to lower the tarp so the edges are at or near the ground though or you'll lose your heat. it's a workable idea though. you can use a mylar emergency blanket and some clothes pins to line the inside of the tarp to reflect and retain more heat as well.
    Now we're cooking with some gas possibly - my thoughts exactly. And certainly all edges of tarp to the ground - not sure the mylar would be needed but couldn't hurt.

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    I messed 'round with it once.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    I messed 'round with it once.
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    Forgive my forwardness Shug - but since you have "messed 'round with it" did you see any benefits over the traditional set up? What are your thoughts on the draw backs? Can you decrease the insulation you bring in favor of the hybrid shelter? Is it worthwhile bringing the drop cloth?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GillyGilligan View Post
    Forgive my forwardness Shug - but since you have "messed 'round with it" did you see any benefits over the traditional set up? What are your thoughts on the draw backs? Can you decrease the insulation you bring in favor of the hybrid shelter? Is it worthwhile bringing the drop cloth?

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    I found it to be a lot of work. Plus you gotta keep the fire going. I prefer to stay warm other ways.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GillyGilligan View Post
    I might need to clarify I am not looking for a stove in the shelter but a set up that traps IR heat from fire. I have a 0* zeplin but this concept opens up doors, creates flexibility with a winter tarp/tarp with doors possibly.

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    I don't want fire anywhere near my tarp.

    If I build a fire, it's gonna be small and it's gonna be at least this far away.... got a pinhole burn in a very expensive tent one time from a fire that was a good 30-40 feet away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmoulder View Post
    I don't want fire anywhere near my tarp.

    If I build a fire, it's gonna be small and it's gonna be at least this far away.... got a pinhole burn in a very expensive tent one time from a fire that was a good 30-40 feet away.

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    Good sound advice. I know it wouldn't be perfect but I anticipated using an old wool army blanket as a fire shield if you will over the tarps top.

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    I like the idea of the "Super Shelter" and enjoying the radiant heat from the fire. But I'm in the camp that keeps the fire far away from my tarp. I really DON'T want any burn holes in my nice SLD tarp, or even my Kelty Noah 12, my work horse. If I were to try that, it would be with cheap "blue" tarps from Lowes or Home Depot.
    As a side note, I really like some of the shelters that the Youtube bushcrafters are building and enjoying in the winter. But I haven't seen any of them build one with using a hammock in mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CharlieS View Post
    I like the idea of the "Super Shelter" and enjoying the radiant heat from the fire. But I'm in the camp that keeps the fire far away from my tarp. I really DON'T want any burn holes in my nice SLD tarp, or even my Kelty Noah 12, my work horse. If I were to try that, it would be with cheap "blue" tarps from Lowes or Home Depot.
    As a side note, I really like some of the shelters that the Youtube bushcrafters are building and enjoying in the winter. But I haven't seen any of them build one with using a hammock in mind.
    Yeah - My tarp is a DYI and although not expensive - it is not something I want damaged. Great advice again - I have a new plan/goal and will buy a cheapo and do some testing. Again thanks for advice and support!!!

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