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spoolup
03-04-2011, 03:53 PM
Well weather finally accommodated my schedule so I head out to a near by park with the new sawtooth and med stove to seam seal it and perform the initial burn on the stove. Once I was finished with the back portion, I bring out my little step ladder to start on the front and unfortantly noticed a series of little holes around the front cone. I placed some seam sealant on them to prevetn any spreading and make it watertight and already sent a email to Angie to see what the best way to fix something like this is. But its just my luck.... Anyways, finish the sealing, took 1 tube of mcnett silnet. Then I break out the stove, set it up and perform the initial burn. Not only did this shelter get alot of "wow, is that the little bag you carried over here" or "that thing goes up fast". But when the stove fired up, it caught alot of attention and questions. Park maintance and a police officer showed up just to make sure I was not pitching a camp since they have had an increase with people sleeping in the city parks due to how screwed up the housing market, economy, etc is. Even the police officer asked a few questions and stepped inside, and was about knocked out by how hot it was in there, I tried to warn him first, but when he seen it all being packed up later he really was impressed on how well everything collapse together and the size/ weight of it all. Hope no one minds me sharing a few photos.

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Uncle Jake
03-04-2011, 04:43 PM
Very nice!! Jonesing it immensely......

MikeB
03-05-2011, 10:55 PM
I am use to canvas and a sewn in floor with my woodburning stove but this does have possibilities! Especially when I have to leave base camp when I am bow hunting.

wolfmen
03-06-2011, 02:20 AM
Nice setup,

I always worry the stove will make pin hole after burn.
Anyone has this experience?

elmbow
03-06-2011, 08:47 AM
Liberty Park??

You WILL get pinholes, no biggie, dab them with silicone.

Hint: buy the small tubes of GE Silicone II, cut with odorless spirits til thin enough to apply with a little foam brush. This is good for seam sealing and pinhole repair. It will keep a while if you store it in an airtight container. Like Linspeed, and PVC solvents, best stored upside down to prevent air ingress. Inexpensive and easy to use.

spoolup
03-06-2011, 11:46 AM
Yup, Liberty Park, take it your from SLC or close by, if not its the entire block between 9th South and 13th south, and 5th Eash and 7th East. The outter running track is 1.5 miles per lap, they have concessions, a bird aviary, a little amusement park for kids with little rides and such, a decent lake to watch geese and ducks, unfortantly it was the receiving end of a oil leak due to what they are calling a "tampered pipe" that burst and wreaked havoc on alot of canals, rivers, the lake and many nice yard, my friends have one that had oil sludge up his dock. I like going there to do this type of thing since A) my daughter can go play and have fun while I wait. B) Neighbors dont complain, get curious, etc C) OPSEC no one arounds me knows much of anything that I do, D) Its just relaxing to hang out there, so be it crime has gone up a little, this park is still regularly patrolled by 2 officers, and the park service. But it is no where like Pioneer park... sad what happened there. During the 4th of July and 24th, we (well I usually) camp just outside of Murry park, last year I used the supertarp and had a nice place saved for the parade.