i have a seek outside tent along with a kifaru stove. went exploring up to the high country again on the weekend and during a severe wind storm, my stove pipe got blown/folded over by the wind. this is the second time this has happened and both times i was lucky that i was able to get the stove pipe out of the tent without melting anything. a few seconds of excitement followed by a few minutes of cussing. after all the damage was surveyed, there were a few creases along with tiny holes in the pipe as a result of being folded over. my questions are: 1) is there some type of fireproof tape that i could stick onto the pipe so it doesn't loose integrity and put out heat to melt the tent fabric? 2) do other people stake out the stove pipe so they are harder to fold over in strong winds? and, 3) how much stove pipe should be sticking out above the tent. have enclosed a pic of the tent with stove pipe sticking up on the last of the 3 attached photos
as an aside, i was using the yellow plastic 10 inch tent pegs and because the ground was still frozen, i was able to get the tent peg into the ground only about 2/3rds of the way in. about an hour after the wind storm started, 5 of the tent pegs all snapped off at the same time at the base of where they were sticking out of the ground. another few minutes of cussing while we tried to restake the tent down before it blew away. will be looking at using metal army pegs now from an arctic winter tent i had used previously. too much excitement for an old man like me....good thing i brought some medicinal spirits along....
thanks for your replies