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faredo

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Tent Heaters
« on: March 24, 2014, 09:52:42 AM »
Im absolutely terrified of these things, nothing can ruin a good trip like never waking up.
BUT now we have the wife on this trip and her freezing point is somewhere in the low 70's . Mr Buddy advertises a safe heater for tents with a low oxygen shutoff. anyone have experience with this heater? https://www.mrheater.com/product.aspx?catid=41&id=338

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Re: Tent Heaters
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2014, 12:07:26 PM »
forget it, too scared. think ill get her a sub-zero sleeping bag instead.

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Re: Tent Heaters
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2014, 12:38:39 PM »
forget it, too scared. think ill get her a sub-zero sleeping bag instead.

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Re: Tent Heaters
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2014, 03:12:59 PM »
I use the tent heater to warm up the tent while getting ready for bed, and then I shut it off.

Then I use it warm things up in the morning while getting dressed.  It's just too small of an area for me to feel comfortable with it running all night.  Besides, even on the lowest setting, it still gets pretty warm.

Getting up in the cold is the worst part anyway!  :D  Once you're tucked into a good sleeping bag, it doesn't really matter how cold it gets during the night.

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Re: Tent Heaters
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2014, 01:29:57 PM »
ya mornings are by far the worst. depending on the weather ill normally keep my cloths for the next day in the sleeping bag with me or under it.

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Re: Tent Heaters
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2014, 01:48:34 PM »
I too fear interior heaters. I have on the other hand bought a handful of the hand warmer packs on sale, cracked em open and laid them underneath! Just kind of a "kick starter" until my body can really warm up the bag.
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Re: Tent Heaters
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2014, 01:29:09 AM »
I'll be bringing my Mr. Buddy !! I'll prob use it like Casey recommended


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Re: Tent Heaters
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2014, 01:09:04 AM »
Utilized the tent heater over the weekend !!  And gotta say I loved it !!  My method of use was to utilize the vestibule of my tent to put the heater in. Warmed the tent , then shut it off and left it in the vestibule. Woke up the next morning warm in the sleeping bag & cold in the tent. So I unzipped the tent and cranked up the heater .  Within seconds the tent was warm and comfortable !!!   Glad I brought it along !!
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Re: Tent Heaters
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2014, 08:26:25 AM »
I would feel safe using your procedure. those mornings can get uncomfortable if you're in a hurry.

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Re: Tent Heaters
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2014, 05:24:54 PM »
I've used mine several times and leave it running all night. I'm a candy ass when it comes to the cold and that's how I know the 1# tank is empty. It got cold inside and I woke up and changed the bottle. Its nevered bothed the big dog either. When he gets cold he would climb in the cot with me. Boy if that didn't go over the the weight limit of the cot!  It has a tip over switch also. I trust it fully! But now with the camper its no longer an issue!

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Re: Tent Heaters
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2014, 05:14:59 PM »
Getting to the point we may start investing in tent A/C!

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Re: Tent Heaters
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2014, 03:52:24 AM »
Tent a/c cool I need one

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Re: Tent Heaters
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2014, 09:38:45 AM »
I have a tent fan that can run more than 72 hours. drop a frozen milk jug of water in this and HAZAA!



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Re: Tent Heaters
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2014, 10:41:23 AM »
What's it powered by to run that long?

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Re: Tent Heaters
« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2014, 10:46:06 AM »
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