Finished Hot Tent

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  1. CharClothed

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    Please know that this is just briefly set up. The tarp isn't set up either. But with it closed it's very dark inside which I LOVE. With the door closed it has air flow which is plenty. Very happy with the colors as well. The door works like shown in the photo. When it's closed there's a inch gap which is loosely covered with a flap that blows and allows air flow. First photo is my favorite. The person in it @Hardwood helped me set it up and he can easily stand in it. I have to crouch. I'll be using a Mr. Buddy Heater in it this year because I can't afford the stove yet. But it's all finished. I'm very happy with the colors, can't stress that enough. Thank you all for your support and advice through this build.
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    Yeah, it definitely turned out real nice.
     
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    Looks awesome! I really like that it's set up using two tripods. Those could easily be made on site saving the trouble of packing them.

    Is it homemade or manufactured?
     
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    Homemade. Mom did most of the sewing because I know I can't. It's duck canvas and not treated yet. It'll be treated sometime this year. Some fire proofing on the inside and then some waterproofing on the outside. It's not meant to take on a monsoon of rain. It'll take a snow storm on, but only because the tarp will go over it, protecting it.
     
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    I like you idea of treating the inside for fire. Lots of folks have had luck using regular Borax on canvas.

    Great job on your shelter!
     
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    I can take a look at that in the future, but for now I have to not use it. I'm using a buddy heater and I have a metal paint tray I'm putting above the stove to stop any sparks from coming off.
     
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    Might not use the tarp. It's awkward to put up and hardly covers the tent really.
     
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    @Moondog55 Thought you might want this. Also a picture of a heater from everyone.
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    Are you using mule tape for all the rigging?
     
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    Yea but this tape has some metal or plastic wire through the center.
     
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    I'm guessing that's not desirable. I bet it would make a tautline hitch difficult to adjust.
     
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    It could be better. But it works seeing how I only know how to tie a double knot. The type for tying shoes.
     
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