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    For a real winter tent that can take high winds and snow loads... you will be hard pressed to find one less than 600 euros.

    Of course, if you sleeping bag isn't up to the task, it doesn't matter about your tent. Tents don't keep you warm, your bag does. If you cheaped out on your bag, you will die anyways.

    Tent brands in the US that you can look at are North Face, Eureka (yes they make a good 4 season tent, not cheap) Mountain Hardwear, MSR, Big Agnes and Kelty. I don't know what is sold in Europe, other than Hilleberg. The only way to find a decent one in the US is to find one on sale for a little less than 600 euros. Of course, you can always make your own, if you know how, you are able to source the correct material to use, and you have the proper sewing machine with the right weight of thread. Then it might cost you around 300 Euros.
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    We use Arctic Oven tents up here. Pretty expensive but necessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1stimestar View Post
    Are you familiar with Finland? I'm not but if it is on a similar latitude as Alaska, the hammock might not be your best option. The southern parts of the state has trees but if you go north from me, it's a lot of alpine plains and tundra. Not very many big trees.
    If you've got 3" OD saplings, 7 ft long, you can make a couple of tripods with them and hang a hammock. My hammock is a gillnet, folded back on itself and tied, so it's got another use even if trees are lacking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayd View Post
    If you've got 3" OD saplings, 7 ft long, you can make a couple of tripods with them and hang a hammock. My hammock is a gillnet, folded back on itself and tied, so it's got another use even if trees are lacking.
    Have you tried sleeping in your gillnet hammock over night? Have you slept in it in cold weather? Have you slept in it in Finland winter time cold weather?

    Yes, you can make a hammock work in Finland.... but it won't be a gill net variety. And, it will be a much bigger hassle than to just get a 4 season tent and an insulated sleeping mat.
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    I'm not in Finland, have no desire to be, but I could make it work as well there as anywhere else. Probably have to shoot somebody's reindeer for cover material, tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayd View Post
    I'm not in Finland, have no desire to be, but I could make it work as well there as anywhere else. Probably have to shoot somebody's reindeer for cover material, tho.
    Might want to ..Read... the thread before giving out advice.....?

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    Well, I'm kinda looking for a new washer/dryer combo...For $400 bucks....small enough to fit in the cabin.....but big enough to wash comforters.....?
    Runs of burning pellets.
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