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Old October 6th, 2013, 11:54 AM   #21
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Please see my post and make sure to leave a source of oxygen in your tent if you are using a gas-powered heater of any kind. I know it's something most of us ignore when running heaters in our barns/houses for short periods of time; but it was one of the saddest days of my life when my 45 y.o. friend didn't return from his hunting trip due to asphyxiation.
The idea is 100% out of my mind. Sorry to hear about your friend. We have a few options about where to stay up there. Just thought the tent would be neat.
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Old October 6th, 2013, 01:21 PM   #22
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Get a mummy style sleeping bag, and lay down a nice wool blanket under you. You wont need a heater.
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Old October 6th, 2013, 05:29 PM   #23
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We stayed at the lone pine motel in Clare, I think it was $50-60/night

It even had a Fridgestovedishwashersink appliance.

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Old October 8th, 2013, 07:20 AM   #24
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I have used one similar to this by coleman. http://www.coleman.com/product/5053A751
It will keep the inside of my 6 person dome very toasty when the outside temp is around 40. I would have to crack open a window just to keep it from getting too hot inside. It is designed to be used indoors.
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Old October 8th, 2013, 08:19 AM   #25
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If you run a heater in your tent get a carbon monoxide alarm.
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Old October 8th, 2013, 08:37 AM   #26
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I have used one similar to this by coleman. http://www.coleman.com/product/5053A751
It will keep the inside of my 6 person dome very toasty when the outside temp is around 40. I would have to crack open a window just to keep it from getting too hot inside. It is designed to be used indoors.
bad idea.
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Old October 8th, 2013, 09:33 AM   #27
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I have used one similar to this by coleman. http://www.coleman.com/product/5053A751
It will keep the inside of my 6 person dome very toasty when the outside temp is around 40. I would have to crack open a window just to keep it from getting too hot inside. It is designed to be used indoors.
Still burns fuel inside the tent and can kill you.

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bad idea.
Yep.

NO FLAME should be inside the tent with you. The Zodi is probably the most affordable... but then there is also this one.

http://www.adventuretrailers.com/heaters.html
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Old October 8th, 2013, 09:52 AM   #28
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We stayed at the lone pine motel in Clare, I think it was $50-60/night

It even had a Fridgestovedishwashersink appliance.

Would love one of those for my amba-rv
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Old October 8th, 2013, 09:52 AM   #29
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As others mentioned, regardless if its acatalytic setup or not (which is designed to try to more completely burn CO into CO2), it still burns up oxygen, thats always required for something burning gas into heat.

Also, something else, is that combustion of hydrocarbons creates two things (in a perfect burn anyway), CO2 and H20... so running those heaters inside cause extra humidity/moisture inside, can be a real issue, especially in something like a camper.

The typical 'fix' for both letting in oxygen and letting out some moisture is to open up a window or something, which kinda defeats having a heater in the first place.


Sleeping bags are fine for keeping you warm, but dont do much for warming clothes and boots and such. You could keep the black cat type heater for spot use in the morning for warming those things. We always like finding a campground with electric, so we can use a small electric heater with a fan and thermostat. Great for 4 wheeling, where you often come in with wet boots and clothes after a long day in the woods, the fan can dry stuff out. I have resorted to putting some of 'tomorrows' clothes in the bag with me, to keep them warm for the next morning on days where it is below freezing.

Also make sure you have a good 3 season tent, and not just a summer tent, some are designed in such a way they never really keep in the heat. I have seen some heaters create an hot updraft, which went right out the big ceiling vents, and created a cycle pulling in cold air from outside at the floor level, and was worse than no heater.
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Old October 8th, 2013, 10:07 AM   #30
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Would love one of those for my amba-rv
go rent a room and bring some tools with you.

And we have our cabin thing all squared away up there. Thanks.
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Old October 8th, 2013, 10:54 PM   #31
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Get some decent sleeping bags and suck it up!!
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Old October 9th, 2013, 12:04 AM   #32
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My wife and I used to tent camp very often and in some real cold weather, we used a little electric milk house heater. It would keep the tent so warm I could lay on top of my sleeping bag in my underwear in temps between 20-30*. I actually miss those days. Glad you got a room for the weekend and glad you asked about using the Kero heater before just doing it. My Uncle lost his dad quite a few years back due to asphyxiation also while in his cabin up north deer hunting.
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Old October 9th, 2013, 07:25 AM   #33
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There used to be a group of Mudchuggers/SMRCs that would head up to West Branch just after Christmas for trail cleanup (I was one of them, but we stayed in the hotel). Anyway, several would camp out in the woods (no electricity) and would just sleep on military cots with a wool blanket over them (no tent). Some would even claim to wake up in the morning warm, but with 6" of fresh powder covering the blanket. Just saying...




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Old October 9th, 2013, 07:27 AM   #34
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