Fireplace for ice shanty?

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Is this a thing now? Like, a trend?
Seems like a lot of extra effort to me.
 


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I will stick to propane, as I have too much shit to drag along as it is. I would think the stove would take a long time to cool off ,but maybe not? I suppose one could always use the ashes for traction upon leaving some steep icy accesses? :unsure:
 


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what we use when we go to northern Canada to shed hunt. Did use propane but in woods for a week, then have all the fuel we need. Works better than propane. Nice and warm. db
 

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Not the ticket when ya got enough crap to drag around. PITA if you set up and they are not there that day, and have to move.:mad:
 

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we used to do logs in a perm shelter - it was a pain in the ass - heat up and down and if you didnt set the damper correct you had wind blowing the smoke into the house. I dont know about the modern ones.
 

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I see it as a romantic notion that would only be desirable in an explicit situation, permanent 150 yards from your home. Sort of like grumpy old men.
 

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30 to 35 yrs ago just about every fish house used wood for heat. Just about everyone had a wood stove and when You walked in it was a nice smell and dry heat.
 


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In a permanent maybe, portable wow for extra work
 

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Wood is a dry heat where propane is wet heat. Wood in a portable just a lot more work, my 2 $ LB
 

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as said, acceptable in permanents or "semi" permanents. not so much so in any kind of "portable".
 


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Well in our tent up north, dry wood all around, no propane tank to haul or take a half day to go to town to refill, in that world, wood stove works just fine. db
 

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Dad always had a wood stove in the permanent fish house, we ate many a good meal off them and heated a lot of water to pour down the holes. I thought it was fun.
 

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I grew up fishing in a permanent that had a wood stove but used a Big Bertha propane torch jury-rigged into the back wall of the stove. It could get really hot in that house!!!
 

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I have two tents with a stove jack and rarely use wood for either of them. There are now options for propane that keep the tent dry and vents. https://nuwaystove.com/ Very compact and light I may add. There are also tents that a Mr. Buddy will burn dry in.
I was thinking of getting one of those last year. Bought a giant clam tent from a guy that was going to use it on an elk hunt and never did. It has the opening for the chimney in one panel, i think that 4000 model would work great in it.
 

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I think it would work great in a drying tent for the wet clothes one gets when hunting in the snow. For fishing....IDK. Permanent shack like for spearing.....maybe.
 


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