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*THE RTT Owners Thread (With BS)*

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by ChamYota, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. Jan 13, 2021 at 10:38 AM
    ResearchMonkee

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    It's worth it, for sure.

    I borrowed my roommates, so I plan on buying my own. As others said, you can leave it to warm up your tent before you get in. Then warm yourself up when you wake up in the morning. Since I did not have a good sleeping bag, I woke up a few times throughout the night to warm myself up with it, so it helps a lot.

    Even useful to have when you're getting a fire going in the morning too.
     
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  2. Jan 13, 2021 at 10:49 AM
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    thats another thought i had. coming from backpacking everything has multiple uses. maybe ill find some standing tent enclosure to hang out in and warm with the mr buddy incase i cant find a spot to make a fire
     
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  3. Jan 13, 2021 at 11:05 AM
    ResearchMonkee

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    No, but I would buy that too if I wanted to save money.
     
  4. Jan 13, 2021 at 11:37 AM
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    The Amazon one I have heated up my tepui Ayer really well in about 5min. So I’m sure the smaller heater buddy will be good enough for RTT. Safer as well.
     
  5. Jan 13, 2021 at 11:51 AM
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    Living in Canada and wanting to extend my camping season as much as possible I have tried a few things. Here's what I have found to be most beneficial while being scared of propane heaters lighting my tent on fire: Putting hand/foot warmers in my sleeping bag. Having a polar fleece blanket under my sleeping bag, most cold will come from underneath you. I also had a 12volt electric blanket and a portable power pack, that was excellent until the blanket stopped working. Thermal base layers with heavy duty wool socks. A touque always! And I've worn mittens when it's cold enough. My bag is rated to -10°c I have used it up to -15°c with my extras.
    What I'm going to try next for winter camping: adding an annex so I can hang a heater away from anywhere where it could start a fire. A winter sleeping bag liner designed to add 14°c to a sleeping bag rating. Reusable hand and body warmers but I don't think these last long enough to get me through a whole night. Adding 100% wool blanket in and/or in top of my sleeping bag.
     
  6. Jan 13, 2021 at 11:51 AM
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    Although safe and super warm but overkill for RTT would be the portable diesel heaters.
     
  7. Jan 13, 2021 at 11:54 AM
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    but if you camp in a group, you can prob hear 2-3 tents all at once with one heater. hahaha
     
  8. Jan 13, 2021 at 11:55 AM
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    If you're winter camping in snow you also need to consider making the whole tent too warm as snowfall will turn into ice making a mess when you close it or damaging the tent.
     
  9. Jan 13, 2021 at 11:57 AM
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  10. Jan 13, 2021 at 11:59 AM
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    I don’t have any experience myself. But my friend has used his Amazon diesel heater and loves it. I saw some other members on here using them too.

    edit pic below of a TW member heating 3 tents with his Amazon diesel heater.
     
  12. Jan 13, 2021 at 12:03 PM
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    The internet
     
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  13. Jan 13, 2021 at 12:04 PM
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    I don't know what information you're looking for. I put a link to the product in my original post.
     
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    LIFE HACK: Run your car overnight and route the exhaust into your tent if you get cold.
     
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    What @SR-71A said. In that kind of temperature, I usually just bring my 0-degree sleeping bag and wear a long sleeve t-shirt, hoody, long johns, thick socks and sweats to bed. Then I can strip down as needed if it's too warm (which it usually is). 0-degree bags are cozy AF
     
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  17. Jan 13, 2021 at 2:08 PM
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    Anyone have an iKamper on top of a DiamondBack? I'm researching how to get this setup and keep the top of the iKamper about even with the roof rack on the cab.
     
  18. Jan 13, 2021 at 2:51 PM
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    My cold weather sleep setup is a 20* bag, extra blanket, sleep in under armor thermal base layer + fleece top and bottom + down jacket if necessary.

    I use the 20* bag instead of my 0* because it's double-wide and I like the extra room and sleeping on my side. If I'm not backpacking I'm not gonna suffer shit sleep because I'm trapped in a mummy bag on my back.

    If it's too cold for all of this I probably shouldn't be camping anyway lol.

    edit: oh, and you can always fill a Nalgene bottle with boiling water before you go to bed and then keep it in your bag. Sooooooo nice.
     
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  19. Jan 13, 2021 at 5:26 PM
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    I got one. Love it. The heat is unreal and the remote helps a ton. I leave it on lowest setting and just open a window to balance it out.
    Mr buddy’s freaked me out.

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  20. Jan 13, 2021 at 5:42 PM
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    Keep a window open if you do. First time I used mine I got super light headed from fumes after 5 minutes. Honestly didn’t use it much since I layered up and used plenty of blankets the second night. Stayed warm all night in 15 degree weather, no sleeping bag
     

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