Has anybody used a 30 gallon drum and bought the kit to convert it to a fire box to use inside a tent for heat? Was going to buy a tent stove, but for the prices of a big one of around $400.00, it looks like I can make one for less than $100.00. A 30 gallon would be about the size of the larger tent stoves. 55 gallon would be to large. A draw back that I see would be that it sits low to the ground compared to a stove. I would think it would put out as much heat as a stove.
I would be using this for 4-6 nights, once a year. That is why I am having a hard time justify spending the $400.00 for a stove. We sleep in a 15X17 canvas tent. We used a two burner propane heater last year and it just didn't heat the tent up real well. We did not have a problem with condensation like I thought we might. Nighttime temps were down in the teens, day time was between 30-45.
Any thoughts? Anybody use this method. There is a You-Tube video of a guy that goes through how to convert a drum to a fire box.