Can I heat my tent with a wood-burning stove?
Can you recommend a two- to four-person tent for winter camping that I can heat with a wood-burning stove during the day? Greg Woodbury, Minnesota
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In short, no. At least, not a backpacking tent. These are all made of nylon or polyester, and any stove pipe will melt that stuff like a laser through butter.
Canvas tents are another matter. You can get a smallish canvas-wall tent (eight-by-ten footprint) and install a wood stove in that. Davis Tents, for instance, will sell you both a tent (between $290 to $400, depending on canvas treatment; www.davistent.com) and a small stove specifically designed for use in tents ($305). For my money, a good canvas tent would be warmer in the winter, anyway.