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    Tent Heaters

    For those of you who take heaters to the game for your tents/canopies - what are you using?



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    Re: Tent Heaters

    If i remember right, we run a few of these, Amazon.com: Mr. Heater MH45T Triple Tank Top Outdoor Propane Heater: Home & Kitchen or Amazon.com: Mr. Heater Double Tank-Top Propane Heater - 8,000-28,000 BTU, Model# MH24T: Home & Kitchen

    We also had one of the bigger units in the past that you often see on bar patios (that look like an umbrella), but they can be a pain to fit in when packing up for the tailgate.


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    Re: Tent Heaters

    Another option.

    I have seen people burn wood or charcoal in their grill or portable fire pit. No open fires, so you need some type of lid or wire mess screen to put over the top to make security happy.

    They do throw a lot of heat but can be a bit smokey and not exactly safe depending on the level of intoxication of those surrounding it.



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    Re: Tent Heaters

    I usually drink hard liquor, that keeps me warm. Fireball, Templeton, etc.



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    Re: Tent Heaters

    If you are using anything with combustion and putting sides on your tent just make sure you are getting adequate ventilation. You probably aren't going to kill anyone but you could certainly raise CO levels enough to give your tailgaters a nasty headache.

    I wouldn't recommend 4 sides on your tent with any of those types of heaters. You probably are going to get enough passive ventilation with any breeze coming under the tent sides, but better safe than sorry.


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    Re: Tent Heaters

    Great ideas and advice. Is there anything you guys have tried running straight off the generator?



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    Re: Tent Heaters

    While on the topic of tent supplies, i got thinking of this last night... what do any of you do for lighting under tents for night games?



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    Re: Tent Heaters

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyisone View Post
    Great ideas and advice. Is there anything you guys have tried running straight off the generator?
    Haven't tried anything straight off the generator i don't think. figured its more efficient to directly turn combustion into heat than combustion to power back to heat.



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    Re: Tent Heaters

    Makes sense - I was just thinking I have seen too many people melt their coats bumping into them and wonder if there was an alternative. Then again - the slowest member of the heard is always the first to go!



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    Re: Tent Heaters

    The best and by far the most efficient and pleasant way to heat your tent is to make sure a hot babe is inside.



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    Re: Tent Heaters

    Quote Originally Posted by iowa_wildcat View Post
    The best and by far the most efficient and pleasant way to heat your tent is to make sure a hot babe is inside.
    Tried that. They are usually the first to catch on fire. At that point we invoke the stop, drop and ...... well, you know the rest.



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    Re: Tent Heaters

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    If i remember right, we run a few of these, Amazon.com: Mr. Heater MH45T Triple Tank Top Outdoor Propane Heater: Home & Kitchen or Amazon.com: Mr. Heater Double Tank-Top Propane Heater - 8,000-28,000 BTU, Model# MH24T: Home & Kitchen

    We also had one of the bigger units in the past that you often see on bar patios (that look like an umbrella), but they can be a pain to fit in when packing up for the tailgate.
    How fast do these things blow through a propane tank?


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    Re: Tent Heaters

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Architect View Post
    How fast do these things blow through a propane tank?
    Several hours, iirc. http://www.mrheater.com/product.aspx?catid=42&id=119 says 10 hours on high.


    Last edited by alarson; 10-18-2012 at 09:54 AM.

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    Re: Tent Heaters

    Here's the single head unit: Amazon.com: Mr. Heater MH12T Single Tank-Top Propane Heater: Home & Kitchen

    Probably plenty to heat a 10x10 tent.



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    Re: Tent Heaters

    Quote Originally Posted by ianoconnor View Post
    Here's the single head unit: Amazon.com: Mr. Heater MH12T Single Tank-Top Propane Heater: Home & Kitchen

    Probably plenty to heat a 10x10 tent.
    I have tried this one and for an enclosed 10 x 10 tent it really didn't do much. A lot will depend on the temp. I think for the money you really get three heaters with the three head system and it is not overly pricey.



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