Trip Report Weekend in the lavvu.

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crosslandkelly

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Had a great quiet and relaxing weekend in the woods. Friday was a bit damp while setting up, but saturday was glorious. I was able to read the book I had been meaning to for ages. It chucked it down for an hour around 3am this morning, but it was warm and dry in the lavvu. Sliced ribeye steak with a bbq glaze, mushrooms, red pepper and onion for dinner on saturday. I tried something different for dinner on the friday, a packet of cheap noodles, an Ainsley Harriot cup of soup and half a packet of beef jerky, lightweight and very tasty.IMG_20201121_112546.jpgIMG_20201121_112546.jpg
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Wander

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Cracking stuff.
That looks spot on.
That's a Polish poncho lavvu, right?
It must have been like a furnace in there with that wood burner.
What measures did you take to ensure your sleeping bag never touched the stove? It looks a bit snug.
 
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Dark Horse Dave

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Cracking stuff.
That looks spot on.
That's a Polish poncho lavvu, right?
It must have been like a furnace in there with that wood burner.
What measures did you take to ensure your sleeping bag never touched the stove? It looks a bit snug.
Yeah I'd be interested to know more about that too. A stove like that keeps our 6 man tent toasty, so no doubt you have to manage it carefully. Looks great though, and I'm jealous!
 
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crosslandkelly

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Yeah I'd be interested to know more about that too. A stove like that keeps our 6 man tent toasty, so no doubt you have to manage it carefully. Looks great though, and I'm jealous!

Cracking stuff.
That looks spot on.
That's a Polish poncho lavvu, right?
It must have been like a furnace in there with that wood burner.
What measures did you take to ensure your sleeping bag never touched the stove? It looks a bit snug.
Yep it's the Polish lavvu alright.
Once I'm asleep I don't move around much, and I wake if I feel the edge of the sleepmat, so not a problem for me. The lavvu is roomier than you think.
As for the burner, the small woodland I use is mostly oak and hawthorne, I use dead standing and dead hanging oak, which burns like coal. So for cooking I open the damper and air vent wide, to produce flame, then for heating I close them right down to get a long low burn.
I've never felt stiflingly hot in the lavvu, but if I did, I can just open a flap.
as it was the expected cold snap never materialised that weekend, and I didn't keep it going all night.
 
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SaraR

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Yep it's the Polish lavvu alright.
Once I'm asleep I don't move around much, and I wake if I feel the edge of the sleepmat, so not a problem for me. The lavvu is roomier than you think.
As for the burner, the small woodland I use is mostly oak and hawthorne, I use dead standing and dead hanging oak, which burns like coal. So for cooking I open the damper and air vent wide, to produce flame, then for heating I close them right down to get a long low burn.
I've never felt stiflingly hot in the lavvu, but if I did, I can just open a flap.
as it was the expected cold snap never materialised that weekend, and I didn't keep it going all night.
How do you close the hole up around the chimney if it rains (heavily)? Do you have to remove the chimney first?
 
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crosslandkelly

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How do you close the hole up around the chimney if it rains (heavily)? Do you have to remove the chimney first?
To be honest very little rain gets in. The armholes seem to divert water around them, and if any rain gets through, it boils off on the top of the stove. There was an houror so of fairly heavy rain about 3am on sunday, and only a very small damp patch on the top of the stove.
 
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crosslandkelly

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