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hi i mostly tip up fish would this be suitable for just a mr buddy heater. i basically want it just to warm up in and watch flags. does anyone know are they light

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I have a buddy that has the pak shack and really likes it for when he doesn't want to bring his 2-man portable out. And he goes into some lakes that you need to walk into with it.

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MrPike,

I don't think you could go wrong with that setup for what you are planning to do. My buddy has one as well and for jigging a single hole or watching tip-ups it is great. They are super light and easy to manuever. Set-up is nearly instantaneous as well. I think you could get by with even less for a heater though. My buddy runs a Coleman Sportcat in his and it heats the place up nicely.

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They have their times but I wouldn't buy one again. I would go with the FT Scout or Frabill Recon or the new Commando. I have a Scout and I can fit it in my Oldsmobile Alero and still move it around by myself. I think they are much more worth the money. The pak shack is made rather flimsy IMO as I have already broken the plastic piece under one corner of the chair and I only weigh 165... The fabric is good for keeping the wind off of you but it wont hold a ton of heat in and rips easily....

Just my Opinion...

Ryan

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Yeah idk... they did look really flimsy. I've heard they're not very fun to deal with in heavy winds. However I am thinking of picking one up for when I'm too lazy to get my bigger portable out. If anyone with experience in high winds could give some insight that would be great. Thanks.

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Its not to bad in high winds. I used it last year quite a bit and overall its a nice little fish shack. It is pretty small inside though, enough room for one hole, vexilar and tacklebox...I havn't put a heater in it yet and it stays relativly warm. I am not sure what I could fit in there without it touching some part of the shelter. I will probably try to figure something else out this year. If its really windy and you have tip ups out it just might fly away on you. I normally just put a few heavy things...tackle box or cooler on it and it stays, but a big gust could probably send it flying without your body weight on it.

The best way to set it up in the wind is with the wind hitting at your back..if its hitting the sides with the gusts or stong wind it will push the sides into your jigging area. I was able to work around it though, but in the end am on the search for a different shelter. Mostly because I have a dog I need to fit in with me this year. Alright, enough rambling!

Blake

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I have fit 2 holes Marcum and my buddy heater in there all together but it is a squeeze for sure. My friends Pak shack blew across the lake last time when he came over to talk to me so definitely make sure you have something holding it down. I also highly recommend the pak sled. At first it seems a little cheezy but it pulls very nicely across the snow or ice, holds as much gear as a guy could need and packs down rather small.

Good Luck!

Ryan

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