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.
Buddy Flex Heater and Flex Accessories for Tent Camping
The next generation, Buddy® heater has arrived. The all new, next generation Buddy FLEX™ and FLEX Accessories have been redesigned with all of the features and safety features that we love. This model brings even more capabilities and innovation that will entice and tempt you to buy a new Mr. Heater, to replace your current model, as it is worth it. This heater, like many of the Mr Heater brand products, is indoor safe, with 11,000 BTU High Performance heat to warm you up on those freezing cold days in the outdoors. It has an Omni Directional Mesh Burner that provides high intensity radiant heat for you in a full 180° spread so that everyone will enjoy the toasty warmth! It has built in gas powered accessory controls and a quick connect accessory rail system so that you are safe and ready to go in any weather conditions at any time. Mr. Heater's Trusted, advanced Safety Detection Systems, with the Emergency Low Oxygen Safety System, Apex 50° Tip Switch, and a thermal shut down System, you and your family will be safe. It has an optimized wind barrier and pilot shield for maximum protection when using outdoors. It has accessory doors on the left and right side, and a battery compartment and Gas Accessory Quick Connect Port. It has a multi purpose storage compartment for gloves, documents, power cords or fishing tackle for your fishing trip.
•11,000 BTU Max Output Omni directional Mesh Burner •Features an optimized wind barrier and pilot shield for maximum protection when using outdoors•Integrated Heater and Accessory Controls Quick Connect Accessory Rail system •Patented Thermal Shut down System Integrated storage compartments
Mr. Heater Big Buddy Tent Camping Heater
The Most Popular Portable Propane Heater out there. This radiant 4,000 18,000 BTU Liquid Propane heater connects directly to two 1 pound propane 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. Will heat up to 450 sq. ft. Has a single control start knob that gives you Hi, Med, or Low heat settings. Swivel regulators Automatic low oxygen shut-off system (ODS) Accidental tip-over safety shut-off Connects to two 1 lb. cylinders Connects to a 20 lb. cylinder with optional hose. This portable tent camping heater does not use any electricity, it just used propane cylinders to provide heat.
Mr. Heater Hunting Buddy Tent Camping Heater
Mr. heater is the most popular portable propane heater in the country. This radiant heater puts out 6,000 12,000 BTU and connects directly to a one 1 lb. propane cylinder, making it the perfect solution for heating enclosed spaces like cabins, tents, and more. Will heat up to 300 sq. ft. A swivel regulator gives you the ability to switch from disposable propane cylinders to a remote gas supply, or larger propane tank, with the purchase of a hose and filter. Lighting this heater is issue, all you have to do is simply push and rotate the knob. It has a built in silent electric ignition that will take care of the rest. With the Oxygen Depletion Sensor (ODS) and accidental tip over safety shut off, your family will be safe using this as an indoor heat source. 6,000 or 12,000 BTU per hour.
Mr. Heater Little Buddy Tent Camping Heater
North America's Most Popular Portable Propane Heater brand. Providing you with safe heat for your tent with it’s built in tip over safety shut off and oxygen depletion sensor. 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. 3,800 BTU per hour, uses propane gas cylinders, and will heat up to 95 sq. ft. Quiet, clean, odor free, and most importantly is that it is safe to use in your tent. About The Author Mike Mendenhall is the the founder of Mendenhall Outdoors. This website is an extension of the Mendenhall family’s lifestyle and passion for the great outdoors. Everything that they learn, and experience, along the way that they find may be valuable to our website visitors is on the site for you to enjoy. We highlight products and services that you might find interesting. We frequently receive free products from manufacturers to test. This does not drive our decision as to whether or not a product is featured or recommended. If you click a link on this page, then go on to make a purchase, we might receive a commission – at no extra cost to you, and does not impact the purchase price of any products that you may purchase. The Best Tent Camping Heaters await, and will be a game changer for your tent camping experience!