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Packing for a Sauna Tent Weekend Getaway:

A portable wood-fired sauna tent is an awesome way to add some invigorating heat and relaxation to your next camping or outdoor adventure. To make sure your sauna escape is smooth sailing, here's a list of essential items to pack:

Sauna Tent Essentials:

Ox Sweat Sauna stove and Skylight Tent: The star of the show, of course! Make sure you have everything you need to set up . Our stakes, chimney pipes, tools, any anything needed to get your sauna set up fit in your tent storage bag or inside the wood stove firebox. 

Firewood: Choose dry, seasoned hardwood that burns hot and clean. Split it into manageable pieces for easy loading into the stove at home, you'll be thankful. 

Sauna rocks: Volcanic rocks like basalt or granite are ideal for retaining heat and producing löyly (sauna steam). Aim for golf ball to softball sized rocks and heat them thoroughly before adding water.

Sauna ladle and bucket: For pouring water onto the hot rocks to create löyly. Choose a heat-resistant ladle and bucket to avoid any meltdowns. 5 Gallon pales work great to carry water from a lake, and also carry some of your firewood! Read more here from Saunatimes.com for more inspiration on 5 Gallon buckets and your sauna. 

Comfort and Convenience:

Towels and washcloths: A must for drying off after your sauna session. Consider bringing microfiber towels, as they dry quickly and take up less space.

Thermometer: Keep an eye on the temperature inside the tent to avoid overheating. Aim for a range of 150°F to 195°F (65°C to 90°C).

Camp chairs or blankets: Relaxing outside the sauna is just as important as the heat therapy itself. Bring comfy chairs or blankets to lounge on.

Headlamps or lanterns: For providing light after dark, especially if you're using your sauna in the evening.

Snacks and drinks: Stay hydrated and replenish electrolytes after your sauna session. Water, fruits, and electrolyte-rich drinks are ideal.

Music: Create a relaxing ambiance with some tunes or audiobooks. Download your favorites beforehand as you might not have cell service.

Be mindful of fire safety and local regulations when using your sauna tent. Most importantly, relax, enjoy the heat, and create some unforgettable sauna memories!

With this packing list and a positive attitude, you're all set for a rejuvenating and memorable weekend getaway with your portable wood-fired sauna tent. So, grab your gear, hit the road, and get ready to sweat it out in style!

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