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Old 03-04-2018, 11:21 AM   #1
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For you guys that have the Krivoman blind with the vent, is it worth the extra cost? Or not?

What about the bow hook add on?
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Old 03-04-2018, 11:43 AM   #2
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Gotta have some type of vent. Heat and sweat
I vented my floor too
I would add my own bow hanger / rest.
And the Cabela ground blind chair!
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Old 03-04-2018, 12:43 PM   #3
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I suggest the vent, but I didn't think the small opening was large enough to draw enough for good circulation, so I took a sawzall and cut out the small closable vent box and enlarged the hole.

Like Big Pig, I cut a rectangular hole in the floor under the front window and attached screening to keep the bugs out and a floor louvered vent.

I took a 4"x4"x2" block of wood, attached it with drywall type screws and screwed a bow hook into that. Works fine.

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Old 03-04-2018, 12:59 PM   #4
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I added an RV vent to mine, this was before he offered a vent. You have to have a vent, you'll be miserable at times without it.
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Old 03-04-2018, 03:40 PM   #5
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Vent, no doubt. I have the bow hooks as well and like them.
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Old 03-04-2018, 03:49 PM   #6
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Yes!
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Old 03-04-2018, 03:50 PM   #7
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Yes get the vent unless you want to feel like you are in a sauna...lol
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Old 03-04-2018, 04:01 PM   #8
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So does the concept of trying to contain your scent as good as you can in a ground blind, get thrown out the window(no pun) with a vent?
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Old 03-04-2018, 04:14 PM   #9
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So does the concept of trying to contain your scent as good as you can in a ground blind, get thrown out the window(no pun) with a vent?
For whatever reason, that has not been an issue for me at my location. My blind is on a 4ft platform, and the roof is 6 ft above that. I chum 15-20 yards from my blind, and I have not had a deer spook because of scent.
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Old 03-04-2018, 04:21 PM   #10
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So does the concept of trying to contain your scent as good as you can in a ground blind, get thrown out the window(no pun) with a vent?
You've gotta open windows (or at least one) to shoot. I always open a second for my camera. Not sure a roof vent is going to make any noticeable difference in scent control.
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Old 03-04-2018, 04:21 PM   #11
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I would go with 3 windows and a vent. Bow hanger you can install yourself. How do others feel about 4 or 3 Windows for bow hunting. I only have 2 small openings on the box bow stands I built that I use.
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Old 03-04-2018, 04:32 PM   #12
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You've gotta open windows (or at least one) to shoot. I always open a second for my camera. Not sure a roof vent is going to make any noticeable difference in scent control.

A vent certainly would allow for better air flow much like a vent in a gas tank for a person with only one window open. More flow equals more scent...right? I know it doesn't make it totally scent free without a vent but we try to contain it as much as we can. Our custom boxes are pretty dang air tight and I only open one window. Yes its a hot mutha but I try to plow through it with a suspect wind..

If and when they rot, I'll be replacing with Krivoman's...that's why I was asking.
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Old 03-04-2018, 04:40 PM   #13
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I have heard of extended vents on blinds. Imagine a chimney.
Flexible pipe cabled up in the tree above the stand.
Sounds a little extreme !

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Old 03-04-2018, 04:42 PM   #14
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I have heard of extended vents on blinds. Imagine a chimney.
Flexible pipe cabled up in the tree above the stand.
Sounds a little extreme !

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I've seen this as well which is why I asked about the scent out of the vent. Pretty sure Humper on our place went up some too.
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I would go with 3 windows and a vent. Bow hanger you can install yourself. How do others feel about 4 or 3 Windows for bow hunting. I only have 2 small openings on the box bow stands I built that I use.
I prefer the 4 windows.
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I would go with 3 windows and a vent. Bow hanger you can install yourself. How do others feel about 4 or 3 Windows for bow hunting. I only have 2 small openings on the box bow stands I built that I use.
I went to the other end of the spectrum, only one window on my blinds.

As far as scent control, I use an Ozonics and depending on the wind direction, I have the wind coming in the vent out the window or opposite and use that to my advantage to make the Ozonics as effective as possible.
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Old 03-04-2018, 04:50 PM   #17
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Leave the vent open when not in stand...close when in stand. This is the main purpose of this vent.
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Old 03-04-2018, 04:53 PM   #18
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Leave the vent open when not in stand...close when in stand. This is the main purpose of this vent.
x100. vent is not for hunting. for condensation and heat when you are notnin there.
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Old 03-04-2018, 04:57 PM   #19
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x100. vent is not for hunting. for condensation and heat when you are notnin there.
Thanks Mitch.....
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Leave the vent open when not in stand...close when in stand. This is the main purpose of this vent.
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x100. vent is not for hunting. for condensation and heat when you are notnin there.
Yes, I understand that, but why suffer in a sweat box during October with no circulation if you don't have to? I use a battery powered Ryobi fan.
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Old 03-04-2018, 05:03 PM   #21
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Yes, I understand that, but why suffer in a sweat box during October with no circulation if you don't have to? I use a battery powered Ryobi fan.

The deer must not think GOF sweat is much of a threat..

"Ol' Burnadell is just here birdwatching"..
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Old 03-04-2018, 05:11 PM   #22
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The deer must not think GOF sweat is much of a threat..

"Ol' Burnadell is just here birdwatching"..


I have decided that I have suffered all I am going to suffer in my 71 tender years, and if the deer smell me because I am getting cooled off, well, then...that deer deserved to live!
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Old 03-04-2018, 05:33 PM   #23
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I have decided that I have suffered all I am going to suffer in my 71 tender years, and if the deer smell me because I am getting cooled off, well, then...that deer deserved to live!
I'm getting there my friend....well before 71 ..

Last year was rough the second weekend of season in the 90s.
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Old 03-04-2018, 06:04 PM   #24
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I'm going 4 deluxe windows and deluxe door. No vent. Because scent does make a difference where I hunt.
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Old 03-04-2018, 06:18 PM   #25
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I'm going 4 deluxe windows and deluxe door. No vent. Because scent does make a difference where I hunt.
a vented blind will be 10-15 degrees cooler when you get in then one without a vent. there will also be no moisture on walls on a vented blind.
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Old 03-04-2018, 06:21 PM   #26
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I donít even own a Krivo and I say vent. All of my wooden box blinds have a vent. Only time the vent is closed is when Iím sitting in the box...unless itís summer time pig hunting then Iíll leave the vent open when in there to keep from melting.


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Maybe but I'd rather be uncomfortable and have blood on my hands than comfortable and have clean hands. I can leave a window open for a while during mid day while I'm at camp to let any moisture evaporate. I know a guy that has one with a vent. He never uses it.
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Old 03-04-2018, 07:06 PM   #28
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I just picked mine up today and went with the vent option


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Old 03-04-2018, 07:33 PM   #29
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Where did you get yours, I see your in Houston,I would like to look at one
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I have never closed the vent in my Krivoman blinds and have never had a an issue.
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Old 03-05-2018, 10:15 AM   #31
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I went with the vent and 4 windows.

I got one of these fans to run off my drill/driver set batteries.

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I'm going to build some elevated platforms to set these on. Can someone tell me the dimensions of the blinds?
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Where did you get yours, I see your in Houston,I would like to look at one
I drove to Georgetown yesterday

If you really want to look at one I can try to accommodate you but my schedule is pretty packed this week and I am leaving soon as I can sneak out on friday to take it to the lease.
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I'm going to build some elevated platforms to set these on. Can someone tell me the dimensions of the blinds?
Per the man himself, 8x8 is the easiest since you dont have to cut anything. Just level it and nail, screw or bolt it together. That is what I am putting mine on with 4ft legs
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I went with the vent and 4 windows.

I got one of these fans to run off my drill/driver set batteries.

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Is that fan reasonably quiet?
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I went with the vent and 4 windows.

I got one of these fans to run off my drill/driver set batteries.

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Well hell TD might have just cost me some **** money..
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I went with the vent and 4 windows.

I got one of these fans to run off my drill/driver set batteries.

Attachment 899311

I have the Ryobi version of that fan. You will like it!

Mine does sound loud, but enclosed in the blind, the deer have not heard it. It has not bothered the deer in front of my blind.
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Old 03-05-2018, 11:27 AM   #38
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yes you need the vent, it will have condensation inside when you are hunting without the vent
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Old 03-05-2018, 11:30 AM   #39
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Is that fan reasonably quiet?
It hasn't been delivered yet but I'll report back when it shows up.
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I have never closed the vent in my Krivoman blinds and have never had a an issue.
This........
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Old 03-05-2018, 11:55 AM   #41
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I was thinking about rigging up an ozone machine exhausting out of a vent. Circulation and scent control. Don't know if you can get enough air movement.
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I'm going to build some elevated platforms to set these on. Can someone tell me the dimensions of the blinds?
I cut out my wood floor round...82Ē circle and screwed the lip of the blind to the floor.
That put the floor right out to the end of the flat lip. I didnít want any exposed wood hanging out. I then bolted the blind through the floor and into the square tubing platform. I went with a round floor but on a 5ft 10 square metal frame on 15Ē legs to be able to slide in most trailers to haul/move.
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I'm going to build some elevated platforms to set these on. Can someone tell me the dimensions of the blinds?
Including the lip - 82"
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Including the lip - 82"
yes. Outside lip Dia
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I have never closed the vent in my Krivoman blinds and have never had a an issue.


Same here. Never closed the vent.
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Old 03-05-2018, 03:09 PM   #46
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I opted to go without the vent when I bought mine and it was a big mistake seeing as how I hunt out of it all year round. It's great the 2-3 months in the winter when it keeps heat in but in the middle of summer it's downright unbearable.

As far as scent control goes I think its a wash...air flow but not sweating versus sweating up a storm with 1 window open.
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