View Full Version : VIKING LONG HOUSE winter tent +40!!! pick heavy

01-31-2014, 09:15 PM
Its that time of year again for winter camps! This year we changed the tent design and it improved the heat retention by about 10X with out even trying as you will see later...

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3 of us in total and two ice fishing sleds this time, packed with my home made insulated tarp tent again.

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Fall down? don't expect a quick hand up
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The location is in Fox Creek AB during new years holidays. The snow was absolutely the deepest ive seen, not including mountains.
One of us tests this with out snow shoes....
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The Viking long house!!!
This is a lot bigger then it looks. I could stand up inside and im 6' 3". This is just the roof, it has been dug down into the snow.
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crappy cell phone pic, better inside pics on the way.
This is the inside, the gaps along the roof were fixed later.
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I like how this tent glows at night
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OUTSIDE TEMP around -15
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INSIDE TEMP PLUS 40!!!! lol we didn't even try! if we loaded more logs we could have maxed this thing out...but we would also be cooking our selves out.
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a few knives we used
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Lookin for coyotes
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Well we camped out here for a few nights, one guy stayed out for 5 nights. It was a great time. we did some wolf and coyote hunts but saw only moose, not even rabbits it was weird. I have more pics of the Long House design and construction but have yet to upload them.

01-31-2014, 10:35 PM
Sweet pics. Thanks for sharing.

01-31-2014, 10:38 PM
Very cool!

01-31-2014, 10:45 PM
That is awesome... I gotta get me a set of CF Mukluks... I'll pass on the snow shoes though.

Oddly enough, I just ordered a set of CF winter coveralls... Brand new, just arrived in the mail.

01-31-2014, 10:53 PM
Yeah the mukluks are awesome. my buddie bought the old school snow shoes from a store in edmonton. i dont mind them but the ling tails can trip you when turning around if your not thinking about it.

02-01-2014, 12:35 AM
Very cool zulu, neat to see the temperature differences. Mukluks rock, and I prefer modern snowshoes.

:)More axes and shields at the longhouse next time!

02-01-2014, 09:32 AM
Yeah the mukluks are awesome. my buddie bought the old school snow shoes from a store in edmonton. i dont mind them but the ling tails can trip you when turning around if your not thinking about it.

Exactly. I bought a new, modern pair from the local university... My range is supposed to be buried under 3 feet of snow and I really wanted to head out to try them out.

02-01-2014, 09:37 AM
Nice. Ol' fox vegas is what people always called fox creek to me.

04-23-2014, 09:18 PM
lol fox vegas....