Re: Tarp Tent
- Bruce W. Calkins wrote:
>This parallels my experience. I still have the third, and most recent,Same here. It works really well in a tent. My hammock setup is a
>Cand-oil (tm) oil lamp I bought in 1992. It has not however, been used in
>more than half a decade.
>>A while ago before converting from tents to tarps - LONG before my
>>hammock conversion - I used a candle lantern in my tent during the
>>winter. It did provide some extra warmth in my double-wall tent, and
>>it kept the condensation down.
little more enclosed than most, I think, but there is still room for
a lot of cold air to move through. compared to a tent, unless I
completely close the top. An oil lamp hanging from the ridgeline (my
hammock has a ridgeline) inside adds warmth and does seem to reduce
condensation a little, but not as much as in a tent (again, unless I
completely close it up).
My oil lamp is a Northern Lights Ultralight oil lantern. AFAIK, it
hasn't been made in years. Too bad, as it's a nice little lamp.
Weighs 192 g full and burns 17 hours on a fill. For the curious,
there's a picture of one at this website:
<http://www.lazily.net/camp/stove/candle.html> An interesting place
to browse ... too bad I can't read Japanese well enough to get the
Northern Lights also made the Candoil, but I haven't seen any of
those on the market recently, either. I saw a notice at
<http://www.modernoutpost.com/> saying that "Northern Lights candle
lanterns are no longer available from the manufacturer." Maybe they
went out of business.
About a year and a half ago, I posted my design for a water-jacketed
oil lamp in the MakeGear group. It uses disposable oil candle
cartridges from a restaurant supply store. The water jacket was
necessary because the heat of the flame melted the plastic sides
without it. Of course, that reduces the amount of heat to warm you.
- On 10/7/06, tim garner <slowhike@...> wrote:
>Two of them together have been known to pick up small children....
> ralph... they`ll have to be the ones from farther south... or alaska, or
> the skeeters in n.c. aren`t big enough. ...tim
> PS... how big do they get in idaho?
takes about a dozen working together for a steer. :]
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