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Author Topic: Infrared heater in a tent/Tipi?  (Read 1835 times)

Offline YosemiteSam

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Re: Infrared heater in a tent/Tipi?
« Reply #20 on: October 31, 2018, 12:56:39 PM »
I have a small wood stove for my tent. My bunk is close enough so I can reach it to put in more wood if needed without getting out of the sack. Wood heat is warm and safe. Like everyone has told you, don't run a gas heater all night. 

That's my tent on the left with the stove pipe  :campfire:



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Re: Infrared heater in a tent/Tipi?
« Reply #21 on: October 31, 2018, 02:39:01 PM »
Fell asleep mid day once with a buddy heater on in a tent... woke up dizzy and confused... turned it off and crashed all night to wake up with a headache.  No more.  I'd even have a CO detector with a fireburner...I have one in my little cabin (tighter than a tent) and if I pull off the stovepipe from my barrel stove when packing before shoveling out remaining few coals its amazing how fast that alarm goes off.  "Open the door!"


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Re: Infrared heater in a tent/Tipi?
« Reply #22 on: October 31, 2018, 05:02:06 PM »
I don't run any stove at night no matter what the temp.  A proper weight  bag, insulated pad  and quality cot make a very comfortable night if you are dry.  Usually we have a wood stove for our hunt in Alaska.  Next year we are going to be a ways above treeline and wood will be a premium.  Actually working on a design for a vented propane heater for a fly in hunt.  So far we have a prototype producing nearly 40,000 BTU at full throttle.  Going to be doing some tests this winter with my 12 man tipi.

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Re: Infrared heater in a tent/Tipi?
« Reply #23 on: October 31, 2018, 07:10:46 PM »
I have a wood burning stove in my tent.  It will burn out after 30-45 minutes because it is small to be backpackable.

At what point should one be concerned about falling asleep with a wood burner in a tent?  It has a stovepipe.

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Re: Infrared heater in a tent/Tipi?
« Reply #24 on: October 31, 2018, 08:09:26 PM »
I don’t know but I have a wood burning stove in a 1950’s Rollohome  30 ft trailer.
I never felt that great about that either. Just guessing it would burn down pretty quickly if something went wrong.
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Re: Infrared heater in a tent/Tipi?
« Reply #25 on: October 31, 2018, 09:35:03 PM »
Never run a gas stove when you are sleeping. We camp every winter with Boy Scouts in a leantoo with no heat We put down straw and a tarp over top, then a sleeping pad and a good bag. To keep them warm we use the big self adhesive body warmers. In thirty years we have never had a scout freeze out.

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Re: Infrared heater in a tent/Tipi?
« Reply #26 on: October 31, 2018, 10:37:14 PM »
How did  know Ron would come up with something like a Buffalo Robe of all things,...that's great Ron...gotta get me one of those at some point....
Now...where to go so I can arrow a buffalo :dunno:

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Re: Infrared heater in a tent/Tipi?
« Reply #27 on: November 01, 2018, 08:05:03 AM »
I don’t know but I have a wood burning stove in a 1950’s Rollohome  30 ft trailer.
I never felt that great about that either. Just guessing it would burn down pretty quickly if something went wrong.
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Re: Infrared heater in a tent/Tipi?
« Reply #28 on: November 10, 2018, 05:53:13 PM »
Thank you all for the advice and warnings! I bought a mr.Heater portable buddy and plan to use it combined with a bushbox style wood burner. I have a really warm sleepingbag and there is no way I'm going to keep either of the heat sources on while sleeping.

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Re: Infrared heater in a tent/Tipi?
« Reply #29 on: November 10, 2018, 06:06:09 PM »
I have a small wood stove for my tent. My bunk is close enough so I can reach it to put in more wood if needed without getting out of the sack. Wood heat is warm and safe. Like everyone has told you, don't run a gas heater all night. 

That's my tent on the left with the stove pipe  :campfire:


To be clear, wood “heat” isn’t necessarily safe. Anything burning can generate co2 or other toxins. The way you’re doing it seems fairly safe but we never know who’s reading so I hope you don’t mind I elaborated

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Re: Infrared heater in a tent/Tipi?
« Reply #30 on: November 11, 2018, 09:39:26 AM »
I have used them while bathing, or dressing but never ever while sleeping.  Just not worth the risk.
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