Tent camping in the winter months can get rather cold on those cold nights. For my family I always buy sleeping bags that are rated for colder temperatures than I ever expect to be camping in. Tent walls are thin, and even the heaviest sleeping bags won’t protect you from the cold as you are getting dressed to climb into your sleeping back to got to sleep, or when you wake up in the morning. A good heater for camping can warm the tent to keep you warm and cozy. For safety reasons, I only run my heater when I am awake, as there are news stories every year about people dying from carbon monoxide from their heater. So to protect me and my family, I light my heater about a half hour before we go to bed, and I turn it off before I lay down to close my eyes and go to sleep, just in case. In the morning when I wake up, I light the heater again, while I wait for the family to wake up. They love the extra warmth for when they go to bed and when they wake up in the morning. You should always read the warnings from the manufacturer to protect yourself from carbon monoxide poisoning. Many heaters made today have built in safety mechanisms that will actually turn off the heater if the oxygen level in the tent gets low, protecting you and your family from carbon monoxide poisoning. This is referred to the oxygen depletion sensor, or ODS. I always bring a good battery powered carbon monoxide detector for an extra safety precaution, and for the heater that I use I have never had a problem. Many of them are made for tent camping, and have the safety mechanisms built in to the unit including ODS, as well as tip over protections to keep you and your family safe. Though they all should be used in a well ventilated space. I have used many different portable heaters for camping, and the best portable propane heater for camping by far is made by MR HEATER. The Buddy series from Mr Heater works phenomenal. My family is cozy warm when we are in our tent, and like I mentioned before I only use the heater when I am awake, just to be safe for my family. You should read the safety instructions carefully and follow the recommendations to keep your family safe as well. I am overly safe with my precautions, but that is a personal choice that I hope others make as well. There are things you can do as extra precautions that may make you comfortable to run the heater all night long, but please be safe and protect your family. Heater for Camping•Mr. Heater Portable Buddy Propane Heater•Mr. Heater Big Buddy Propane Heater•Mr. Heater Little Buddy Heater•Mr. Heater Factory Reconditioned Portable Buddy HeaterProduct Description:North America's Most Popular Portable Propane Heater! This patented radiant 4,000-18,000 BTU Liquid Propane heater connects directly to a 1 lb. cylinder and is the perfect solution for heating enclosed spaces like large tents up to 300 sq. ft. The expertly engineered size to BTU ratio is augmented with a fold down handle to give this heater maximum output while retaining a minimalistic footprint. A swivel regulator gives you the ability to adapt usage from a disposable cylinder to a remote gas supply with the purchase of a hose and filter. To light the unit, simply rotate the knob to pilot and push. Then the integrated Piezo sparking mechanism will take care of the rest. With the Oxygen Depletion Sensor (ODS) and accidental tip-over safety shut-off you can be sure that you will enjoy years of comfortable indoor safe heat. Product Details:4,000 or 18,000 BTU per hourFor use with propane gasHeats up to 300 sq. ft.Single control start knobHi-Low heat settingsSwivel regulatorFold down handleAccidental tip-over safety shut-offIncludes Piezo igniterRuns off a 1 lb. cylinderConnects directly to a 20 lb. cylinder with optional hose and filterRun Time (Hrs at Max BTU) is 3 HoursRun Time (Hrs at Min BTU) is 6 HoursSafety Tip-Over SwitchOxygen Depletion Sensor (ODS)High Limit Safety Shut-off (HLS)Indoor SafeMr. Heater Big Buddy Tent Camping HeaterProduct Description:The Most Popular Portable Propane Heater in North America. This patented radiant 4,000-18,000 BTU Liquid Propane heater connects directly to two 1 lb. cylinders and is the perfect solution for heating enclosed spaces like cabins up to 450 sq. ft. Two swivel regulators give you the ability to adapt usage from disposable cylinders to a remote gas supply with the purchase of a single hose and filter. To light the unit, simply push and rotate the knob. The built in Piezo sparking mechanism will take care of the rest. With the Oxygen Depletion Sensor (ODS) and accidental tip-over safety shut-off, you can be sure that you will enjoy years of comfortable indoor safe heat. Product Details:4,000, 9,000, or 18,000 BTU per hourFor use with propane gasHeats up to 450 sq. ft.Single control start knobHi-Med-Low heat settingsSwivel regulatorsAutomatic low oxygen shut-off system (ODS)Accidental tip-over safety shut-offConnects to two 1 lb. cylindersConnects to a 20 lb. cylinder with optional hoseNo Electricity RequiredMr. Heater Hunting Buddy Tent Camping HeaterMr. Heater Little Buddy Tent Camping Heater3800 BTUProduct Description:North America's Most Popular Portable Propane Heater! This patented radiant 3,800 BTU Liquid Propane heater connects directly to a 1 lb. cylinder and is the perfect solution for heating small enclosed spaces like tents up to 95 sq. ft. The included base takes up little space and the integrated handle makes this heater an easy one to transport. To light the unit, simply push and hold the ignition button and the integrated Piezo sparking mechanism will take care of the rest. With the Oxygen Depletion Sensor (ODS) and accidental tip-over safety shut-off, you can be sure that you will enjoy years of comfortable indoor safe heat. Product Details:3,800 BTU per hourFor use with propane gasHeats up to 95 sq. ft.One button ignition on function8in round stand uses little floor spaceAccidental tip-over safety shut-offAutomatic low oxygen shut-off system (ODS)Connects directly to one 1 lb. disposable propane cylinderQuiet, clean, odor-free operationDisclosure: This post is brought to you by the Mendenhall Outdoors team. We highlight products and services that you might find interesting. We frequently receive products free of charge from manufacturers to test. 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