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Ron Vroom

Wind direction?

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This will be my first season with a portable and my question is when setting up, which is the best way to face the shelter, with the door or back facing the wind?

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What kind of shelter is it? This can effect wether or not wind positioning even matters. Snow on the ice can also effect how the house is set up on windy days. I don't own them, but ice anchors look nifty. Not the screw-ins that USL sells, but the ones you drop into shallowly cut holes.


Links to info for this guy, anyone?

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i have the otter magnuim and always set up with the back facing the wind. when you open the door, you dont want a breeze blowing in and taking away the heat.if its warm but windy, a person could install only the first support rod from tub to cross member, then push the rest of the section back onto the first section creating a wind block.

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I have a fold open 4 by 8 with wood floor. I always put one short side into the wind. This will bow the long sides out giving you more room.

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The consensus of back to the wind seemed logical to me but I was just wondering if I was overlooking something. I have a Eskimo Flip II and plan to weigh the flap down with a logging chain.

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I can't imagine why you would put the door into the wind, unless you are glutton for punishment rolleyes.gif

I always put the opposite side of the door into the wind. I would think if you put the door side into the wind when you open it, it would act as a sail or at the very least there goes all the heat from the heater.

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Big reason to put the back to the wind is if you open the door facing the wind this thing will act like a parachute, hence bye bye shack, hope your wearing your nike ice boots so you can catch that thing.

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I've got a Shapell with doors on each side, so I try to set up the house with the wind blowing at it at an angle, so the wind blows toward a corner of the house. The zippers on the house are tight, though, so it keeps the air out pretty good. The reason that I don't set the side toward the wind is two-fold:
A) I don't like the cold canvas push against my back or pushing over the hole I'm fishing in.
B) When I'm by myself, it's much easier to set up a two-doored house if you allow the wind to blow through the doors while you're manuevering it. (And it seems I blow away less!)
Good luck, it's only a matter of time now!

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I am with Pikehunter. I always try to have a corner pointed into the wind, and use a door on the opposite side. I have a two door Clam 5600 and a one door Clam Junior.

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