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“Can someone help me with understanding a safe tent heater?
How much ventilation will it require, the safest, the most reliable, etc.
Thanks for your time!”
Great with Mr Coffee
Or while watching Mr Radar”
“I don't blame you your caution. Don't want to make it 147 million and 1 orphans.”
“A few TTers have used a heater inside a tent. Maybe they will answer your question.
The only tent heater I have used is a person of the opposite sex, but that can be unsafe at times.”
“Kony puts the Infant in Infantry!!”
“This is the safest tent heater, I have one. The fan is kinda noisy for sleeping tho.
“If it's could enough to need a heater, it's no longer recreation to me and I stay home in front of the fireplace. I've used one (shown above) in a deer blind, you just have to vent out the CO(carbon monoxide) a little so you don't die. Last week A guy committed suicide in the hospital parking lot by lighting a charcoal grill in his back seat, put in his earbuds and went to sleep. It's no joke”
“No need for a heater for your tent.
Get a good sleeping bag.
Temps are part of the experience.
Your body will (should) adjust.”
“I've always found this effective:
“That reminds me, where did the Attonement thread go?”
Carrying a 12 Volt Battery on the Trail!
“That'll be the Day!”
Look like we're only about two sips away from when the real fun starts!!
( -- commenting on toejam's picture -- )”
“Toejam, does that happen often when you go camping?”
“The only tent heater I have used is a person of the opposite sex, but that can be unsafe at times.”
No #&%!$, but obviously we are quite as skilled at it as toejam appears to be.”
“"No #&%!$, but obviously we are quite as skilled at it as toejam appears to be"
Obviously it's a Mississippi thang.
Puke ....... urppppp .... fart. . . . .”
“Don't be a tent haeter.”
“I posted the same thing and it got yanked.
Just sayin` ...”
“Thanks for all the help.
Does anyone know of a backpacking message board where one might get advice on gear, etc.?”
“backpackers don't need a tent heater. Man up and get a good sleeping bag.”
“LOL! I think you've all been called out.”
“The answer to the question is you've found the site. Just wee through the BS and you'll find the truth of which you are seeking.”
“Get a real name (not like mine's so great) and some one may answer you seriously. Otherwise two words....Western Mountainering”
“I think we answered the question. Backpackers don't carry heaters.”
“Seriously, what toejam said. When backpacking, I would never schlep a tent heater up a mountain. Car camping, no problem - although if you have hookups an electric heater would be better.
I backpacked in -1 F temps once, sleeping in an open-sided shelter, and did fine. There were a few hours when it was coldest (4-7 am) where it would have been nice but not critical.”
so use a Hinekin keg instead of the ammo box (lighter)..pretty straight forward...”
“Isn't that a little lightweight for you, ST? I figured you'd say to pack in one of these:
“Well, the feller struck me as a bit of a panty waist wantin a heater at all so I suggested something a petite feller like him could carry....”
“True, true. The best heater in your sleeping bag (the other suggestions notwithstanding) is you. Be sure and consume enough calories before bedtime so that your body continues to produce heat all night.”
“Build a fire. Dig an 18" slit trench while the fire gets going good.
A layer of coal in the trench. Pile the dirt on top of the coals.
Pitch the tent over the filled in trench.
A lot of work when a sleeping bag works, IMHO.”
“actually bitpusher I think the best heater in the sleeping bag is a liter of really hot water put into a Nalgene plus a sock and stick it between your legs on the femoral artery”
“I love the hot nalgene, I call it my bed time buddy.....yea I'm married so that's about as good as it gets. Lol, works great when you put it in your bag about a half hour before you climb in. Then in the morning you have drinking water that's not frozen.”
“I thought the best heater in a sleeping bag was a hot naked chick?”
“Yea but then you need a bigger bag, and all that space to heat and the extra weight..Unless she's a waif? Maybe? Would Kate Moss be considered ultra light?”
“You guys are gonna run off that nice troll with the weird name...”
“While a tent heater isnt for backpacking they work great for winter car camping, especially if the weather gets nasty. A heater allows you to take off some layers and sit in a tent and play cards or something without having to get in a bag right away. I've used the one I posted above a few times and I use their shower all the time car camping.”
“you hated tents”
“hate tents - no not really - its just that I will never sleep on the ground in the backcountry again”
“Never herd of anyone backpacking with a tent heater. I'll check this out,hmmm”
“don't bother Fridge - its an urban legend”
“FYAO does not count......”
“Heater..Gat...fire away and then snuggle up close to the hot barrel.....sleep like a baby.....”
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