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#71991 - 11/12/03 01:07 AM Re: heater for tents [Re: Tominator]
Hoop Offline


Registered: 12/21/00
Posts: 1830
Loc: Beaumont TX
In light of all the paranoia in the previous few posts, I would like to reiterate my advice:

The best way to use them (propane heaters) is to heat up the tent, get into your high-dollar sleeping bag, and then turn it off. When you wake up in the morning, turn the heater back on, wait til the tent warms up, put your clothes on and then get out of the sleeping bag.

I think this is a much better solution than running a generator all night.
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#71992 - 11/12/03 01:28 AM Re: heater for tents [Re: Hoop]
Tominator Offline
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Registered: 01/05/01
Posts: 3923
Hoop, I had paranoia once, but Pepto Bismol got rid of it!

I have to agree with the light it, don't fight it idea. Of course, I have a trailer, so I can't fathom sleeping in a tent anymore. I've lost that hunger.....
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#71993 - 12/04/03 03:26 AM Re: heater for tents [Re: Tominator]
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Registered: 08/17/02
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#71994 - 12/04/03 02:44 PM Re: heater for tents [Re: Irishcoffee]
armadillo Offline
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Registered: 01/04/03
Posts: 830
Loc: New Braunfels, TX
Wow...I'm impressed with those. I had no idea. I might just be a convert. They are pricey, but hey can you really put a price on being warm?

This is my dilema for next year's race season...what am I sleeping in????
Tent
Motel
Trailer

Don't know if I can get it together to buy a camper for next season...might just be too much $$$. Depends, but if I got a heater could make tent life decent. Of course I need a bigger tent. lol...

Thanks posting this link...looks pretty good.
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#71995 - 12/21/03 02:21 AM Re: heater for tents [Re: armadillo]
Crpdeth Offline
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Registered: 11/04/02
Posts: 10
Loc: N.E. Texas
Hey guys, I bought one of these "personal buddys" I love it so much I'm thinking of getting a second one. You can run it on the small propane tanks, or buy an extention like I did and run it on a large bottle, check it out, their pretty inexpensive too.


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#71996 - 11/11/04 01:49 AM Re: heater for tents [Re: Crpdeth]
iridered2003 Offline
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Registered: 06/22/04
Posts: 296
Loc: galveston tx
if you got a genarator you can go to HOME DEPOT and get a small eletric heater that has a fan in it and hang it from the top of the tent! i have one and we camped one nite and it was 27 degrees outside and in the tent it was 80 all nite! no need for blankets or sleeping bags? the wife thought i was crazy but the next moring when she seen ICE on the ground she felt different about that?the heater is for home bathrooms and kicks out about 1350 watts heat! you will need some fishing leader and self tappin screws to make a hanger! ours looks like a hanging plant basket. how about ac? got that too!!


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#71997 - 06/20/05 10:04 PM Re: heater for tents [Re: iridered2003]
ktmlance Offline
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Registered: 08/18/04
Posts: 966
Loc: Watauga, TX
the ac comment is funny, I actually did that one time myself. I was moving and happened to have an extra window unit laying around.

The problem that i found was the tent was not insulated and therefore as soon as the compressor shut off the tent would heat up it would take a little bit before the compressor would come back on.

Quite a way to spend the night HOT COLD HOT COLD HOT COLD. My brother thought it was annoying more than helpful.

Small electric Blanket is a great idea. I will use that in Colorado this summer.


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#71998 - 06/24/05 11:19 AM Re: heater for tents [Re: ktmlance]
iridered2003 Offline
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Registered: 06/22/04
Posts: 296
Loc: galveston tx
we put blankets over the top of the tent and it held out at 65 degrees all nite.
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#71999 - 10/01/05 02:54 AM Re: heater for tents [Re: iridered2003]
TomXR400 Offline
Gang Member

Registered: 02/17/05
Posts: 163
Loc: Fort Worth, TX
we camped one night and it was in the teens. all we (me and my wife) had was one crappy cheap sleeping bag and a quilt. Thank god for body heat. There was frost all over everything that morning and the fire by the tent went out around 3am.

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