Colorado Cylinder Stoves

thillman

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Does anyone have any experiences with the Colorado Spruce Stove? Looking to put one in a Kodiak 10x14. Or stove recommendations all together. Also on another note what is your experience with silicon stove jacks such as the winnerwell and canvas camp. Thanks!
 

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I have used Colorado Cylinder stoves for several years, but not the Spruce model specifically. I have been using their largest stove for years and it has done well. Their quality is very good and their customer service has been very good, in my experience. I have been happy with them and if I buy another wood burning stove, it will likely be a Colorado Cylinder brand. One thing to keep in mind, a smaller stove just can't burn as long as a larger stove, it just doesn't have the wood capacity. I would err on the side of larger vs smaller. A larger stove will consume more room in your tent, but that is the trade off. Also, most all of my western hunting has been in mid-late October, so the weather can get extremely cold during this time.
 
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I have used Colorado Cylinder stoves for several years, but not the Spruce model specifically. I have been using their largest stove for years and it has done well. Their quality is very good and their customer service has been very good, in my experience. I have been happy with them and if I buy another wood burning stove, it will likely be a Colorado Cylinder brand. One thing to keep in mind, a smaller stove just can't burn as long as a larger stove, it just doesn't have the wood capacity. I would err on the side of larger vs smaller. A larger stove will consume more room in your tent, but that is the trade off. Also, most all of my western hunting has been in mid-late October, so the weather can get extremely cold during this time.
Thanks for the reply. Kinda figured i'd go with the middle of the road stove and save some space to squeeze three guys in a 10x14 if needed. Most of my hunts are early - mid october and then if I can squeeze the time off, again in December. Do you use the nested stove pipe or the straight wall?
 
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I'm in the same "predicament" with a Kodiak 10x14. I'd prefer the wood pellet, or the Nu Way 4000 propane vs the wood stove. I'd like to think that some of the problems relative to smaller wood or pellet stoves, as well as the Nu Way propane can be mitigated by insulating the interior of the tent or sectioning off the sleeping areas while asleep rather than using a larger wood burning stove. The pellet stove is more expensive, but you do have the option of burning wood as well, if pellets aren't available....Just my, not so humble opinion....🐻
I have also seen people modify cylinder stoves online that have attached a wood pellet hopper/burner to the rear of the stove which may give you the best of both worlds when needed. Not sure how much the attachment would cost though.
 

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Thanks for the reply. Kinda figured i'd go with the middle of the road stove and save some space to squeeze three guys in a 10x14 if needed. Most of my hunts are early - mid october and then if I can squeeze the time off, again in December. Do you use the nested stove pipe or the straight wall?
I use the nested stove pipe
 

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I have the Colorado Cylinder Stoves Spruce with water tank. They're fine stoves and I find them to be at or near the very top of the heap quality wise. Also I met the owners of the company and they are real nice people. I highly recommend
 

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I was thinking lightweight stove for a backpack hunt. In which case I am looking at the Seek Outside or Winnerwell titanium stoves.
 
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I was thinking lightweight stove for a backpack hunt. In which case I am looking at the Seek Outside or Winnerwell titanium stoves.
I have a 3W wood stove from luxe hiking gear. Its the cheaper version of the above stoves but seemed to work fairly well the number of times I used it last season.
 

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I've got the spruce model of colorado cylinder stoves and am very happy with it.
Get the nested pipe; everything needed fits inside the stove for storage/transport.
It's an awesome stove, the folks I dealt with on the phone were great.
Love a compact wood stove in a wall tent; just seems right.
 
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The Colorado cylinder stoves are as good as it gets in my opinion. We have two of the largest model that work very well, would buy another if i needed another stove. I've been to their shop to pick a stove up, great people to deal with.
 
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Ended up with the Spruce model. It was used in my kodiak canvas 10x14 this October in Wyoming. Worked very well, almost too well.
 

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Ended up with the Spruce model. It was used in my kodiak canvas 10x14 this October in Wyoming. Worked very well, almost too well.

hey- I’m looking at stove options for my Kodiak. do you have any pictures of your setup?
 
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hey- I’m looking at stove options for my Kodiak. do you have any pictures of your setup?
Here are a couple pictures. I definitely would go with the smallest option they have which is the Mesa I believe. I could fit a extra large size cot and a normal size cot inside no issues.
 

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Here are a couple pictures. I definitely would go with the smallest option they have which is the Mesa I believe. I could fit a extra large size cot and a normal size cot inside no issues.
Interesting. are you happy with your stove jack in the roof, as apposed to the sidewall?
 
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I like having it in the roof but now that I’ve used it I think I would rather have the stove jack in the sidewall. I just got nervous having the stove pipe that close to the wall of the tent.
Interesting. are you happy with your stove jack in the roof, as apposed to the sidewall?
 
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