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Unread 10-15-2008, 07:58 AM   #1
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How to heat a tent?

Does anybody have any good ideas for safely heating a tent? Are there any tent heaters that you recommend?

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Unread 10-15-2008, 08:01 AM   #2
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well the band "three dog night" gets its name from the north country where they judge how cold a night is by how many of your sled dogs you have to cuddle up with to stay warm...

there is a great company called "4 dog" stoves or something similiar that sells nice compact wood burning stoves to heat canvas expedition tents with...

i like the dog idea better...

maybe bring some whiskey too...
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women and lots of them. sorry the dog thing has already been mentioned. nevermind.
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eat a lot of beans, or get one of these

http://www.amazon.com/Mr-Heater-Port.../dp/B00005LEXI
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maybe bring some whiskey too...
Don't know why this myth still exists...

More sleeping bags?
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If it's nylon or some other synthetic, there is no safe way to heat it. If it's a heavy cotton canvas, you can usually throw a stove or kerosene heater into them with no problems. Be sure to have a fire extinguisher on hand though.
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I found this Coleman "safe" heater. Click Here.
I was also thinking about one of those fully sealed oil filled radiant heater but it takes electricity. Like this.
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Are you talking in a campground where there is electricity or out in the backcountry cause a nylon tent should never have anything with a flame in it cause that is a good way to burn up all your gear. But if your in a campground I have seen people use small electric space heaters in tents to keep them a little bit warmer but it doesn't do a whole lot your better off just buying a better sleeping bag or a overbag.
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make a debris hut.... will keep you warm to 40 below if you pile enogh stuff on it
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Does anybody have any good ideas for safely heating a tent? Are there any tent heaters that you recommend?
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I like the idea of lots of women. Don't know how that would go over with the wife though...
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^ i know how it would go over...

u think your cold now???
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Are you using an insulated (air filled) sleeeping pad? Keeping up off of the ground does wonders. A pair of thermarests, a down bag, and the wife have always kept me cozy, even at high altitudes on snow....I think the highest we've been is 12,000 ft.
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I use one of these all the time...

http://www.coleman.com/coleman/colem...ategoryid=3000

I even have the Coleman hose that allows you to run it off of a large BBQ grill size propane bottle. I always use it in a vented tent even though they say it's safe for use indoors.
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Don't know why this myth still exists...
simple, if you drink enough of it, you forget about the cold
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