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A funny story

Its been a number of years since this has happened and my hunting buddies still give me grief about it. Chris, Lance and myself went up elk hunting in Fraser Co. We had borrowed a friends outfitters tent to stay in with a stove and all the attachements. We set up camp and went to scout the area just a little. We get back to camp have our supper and relax before opening morning. Its 830 or 9 when we turn in. Chris gets a nice fire goin in the stove and off to bed the 3 of us go. it must have been a couple hours or so and I wake up to the tent on FIRE! Well i yell out " the tents on fire the tents on fire" and we all get up. Im in my longjohns, and a matter of seconds my sorels and out the tent zipper to try and put the fire out. Now heres the thing im 5'8' and 140lbs. All i could the zipper up was about a foot because of ice. Well the fire gets put out and i go back inside the tent. Needless to say that Chris and Lance both will swear to this day that I RAN THRU the zipper and never got the zipper to move! and also that before they were out of there bags I was already thru the and miles away looking for help! Good hunting buddies. Im not the  best writer so sorry if its long or boring. Im not my buddy heavy C. But i tried

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LOL! SUNOVA! Hey, now that

LOL! SUNOVA!

Hey, now that you are so much older, you really are "filling out" and have to be up to at least 148 or so!neener!

So, next time I run into Chirs I will have to give him some grief too!

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That is one heck of a way to

That is one heck of a way to get woken up ! eek

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was that a canvas

was that a canvas wall tent your talkin about, do they catch on fire often. i have one that is not fire treated, id hate to have it light up one night out huntin.

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No the tents do not catch on

No the tents do not catch on fire to often. The reason ours caught on fire was there is a flap that rolls up to uncover the chimney pipe outlet. I went out before went to bed to make sure the flap was secure and not touching the smack stack. WELL, in my doing so I loosened the tieback and the wind came up while we were sleeping and the flap came loose and touched the stack thus catching on fire. So just make sure the flap is secure and you will be alright I believe.

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I have always been leary of

I have always been leary of sleeping in a tent weather it is canvas or some other material that has a working stove in it.  No matter how safe it is it just doesn't seam right.  It is also suprising on how small of an opening that you can crawl or run out of when you need to.  Been there done that. 

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WOW!!!! That makes think

WOW!!!! That makes think twice about getting a tent with a stove. Glad no body got hurt.

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Me to my friend! And to be

Me to my friend! And to be pretty honest with you the tent was pretty old, and the straps were not the best. As for my self im looking for an outfitters tent to purchase.  At the time is was SCARY and afterwards it was funny even to this day I get alot of grief from those 2 guys! And thats ok We are all ok. Best of luck to you this year.

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Funny know.  Glad you all got

Funny know.  Glad you all got out OK.

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Funny story, glad none of you

Funny story, glad none of you guys were hurt.

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