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Originally Posted by benajah View Post
I like a lot of the Kifaru stuff too, a lot, only most of it is just crazy expensive. I have coveted one of those 4 man tipis and a small parastove for years just cant justify 1000 for a wilderness shelter and stove.
I totally understand:

I once made a "lean to" type shelter for a hobo using his blue tarp
then scrounged some rocks, made a reflection stove and started a fire, just about under the tarp

the key was to configure the rocks into an "oven" of sorts, with a chimney and use a big rock for a door to control the draw
(think woodburning pizza oven)
and to purposely make the pile of rocks, with its small oven (firebox) to size where a fire would not be huge, but big enough to heat rocks
without smoke and to place a metal bowl upon and cook food.

while the Kifaru stuff is great
and believe me... I mean this stuff ROCKS!

it is representative of a technique
the technique does not necessarily require to purchase high dollar equipment

to a degree, its enough to simply utilize those methods

tipi, wood burning stove... think plains indians

rocks and sticks
HEET and soda cans
plastic bags out of the bottom of trash cans
etc...
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