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Tent heaters
« on: February 10, 2015, 00:05:53 »
Greetings,

I'm looking around for some sort of solar/changeable battery powered heater to keep a tent a little warm during winter, if anyone has any suggestions please let me know!




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Re: Tent heaters
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2015, 07:11:15 »
I do not think that you'd want to hump the batteries or solar panel that would be required to generate even a modest amount of heat.

Try a naphtha or propane heater. There are lots of those available.

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Re: Tent heaters
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2015, 09:06:15 »
This is what we used to use in the arctic tents ;D

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Re: Tent heaters
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2015, 09:34:52 »
I'm not sure how standard it is, We've always used the Coleman camp stoves in our tents, and usually after everyone's inside 6/10 guys have a Jetboil or something similar. I find that makes things much warmer.
If it's flat and dry it's a bonus.

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Re: Tent heaters
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2015, 09:38:15 »


These work great and burns almost any type fuel
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Re: Tent heaters
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2015, 09:51:21 »
The Yukon stoves worked great.  Finding one was the hard part.
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Re: Tent heaters
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Re: Tent heaters
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2015, 10:20:56 »


These work great and burns almost any type fuel

Jeepers. Cot and everything. Heaven forbid you have to pull pole in a hurry  ::)
If it's flat and dry it's a bonus.

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Re: Tent heaters
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2015, 10:23:23 »
The Yukon stoves worked great.  Finding one was the hard part.

We got at least half a dozen sitting in the RQMS
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Re: Tent heaters
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2015, 10:24:07 »
Jeepers. Cot and everything. Heaven forbid you have to pull pole in a hurry  ::)

Pic is from the internet and that is an older american style heater....
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Re: Tent heaters
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2015, 10:24:58 »
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Re: Tent heaters
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2015, 10:46:53 »
I've spent a fair bit of time doing up pole, down pole.

For the infantry we rely on the Coleman Lantern, two burner stove and the Peak stove .
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Re: Tent heaters
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2015, 10:54:05 »
I've spent a fair bit of time doing up pole, down pole.

Is that what the infantry does to while away long cold winter nights?  ;D
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Re: Tent heaters
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2015, 10:57:05 »
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I've spent a fair bit of time doing up pole, down pole.

For the infantry we rely on the Coleman Lantern, two burner stove and the Peak stove .

Me three, and the mandatory Stove Watch!
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Re: Tent heaters
« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2015, 11:25:17 »
the poster does not say what his use is, likely if weekending then the pole goes up once and down once, so a yukon stove might be nice and if it's just 2 of oil, there won't be a fire watch. Did a job north of Flin Flon averaging -25-30 for 2 months. Tent had plywood floors and sides with wood bunks and a airtight stove burning oil that you controlled with a drip valve. Worked pretty darn good and those airtights were never turned off as i recall, just the tanks refilled from outside. The nicest bit was they weren't allowed to dig a septic field or outhouses so we had a trailer with propane toilets. The pilot lights kept them somewhat warm making for comfortable seating and electrical light!

Mind you when the cook flashed the toilets and you were downwind of the camp you sure knew it.

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Re: Tent heaters
« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2015, 11:33:15 »
We got at least half a dozen sitting in the RQMS

If one got swept under the shelves by mistake and got written off, I may know a guy who could give it a loving home, just sayin'...  ;D
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Re: Tent heaters
« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2015, 16:53:13 »
Personally, I think a companion of the appropriate gender is best tent heater.
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Re: Tent heaters
« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2015, 17:16:14 »
I tried that, except I swear my Malaysian wife does not produce body heat, even at home see uses an electric blanket 300 days of the year.

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« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2015, 17:19:12 »
Personally, I think a companion of the appropriate gender is best tent heater.

BUT that is against the rules.....
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« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2015, 17:31:08 »
BUT that is against the rules.....

He did not mention what species.   >:D



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« Reply #20 on: February 10, 2015, 17:42:16 »
He did not mention what species.   >:D



A great big furry St Bernard may keep you toasty warm.   ;D

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« Reply #21 on: February 10, 2015, 18:09:39 »
And a Driver and GIB as well..... ;D
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Re: Tent heaters
« Reply #22 on: February 10, 2015, 20:59:59 »
Jeeper creepers, look at all these replies. I've got some reading to do.

Yeah, the reason why I'm looking for a little heater thing is because our own from like WW2 keep on malfunctioning resulting in an ice cave for a tent on EVERY winter ex. Bad for morale.
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Re: Tent heaters
« Reply #23 on: February 10, 2015, 21:17:45 »
Jeeper creepers, look at all these replies. I've got some reading to do.

Yeah, the reason why I'm looking for a little heater thing is because our own from like WW2 keep on malfunctioning resulting in an ice cave for a tent on EVERY winter ex. Bad for morale.

If you're looking for a heater to use in a 5 or 10 man tent on winter exercise with the army you'll probably be wasting your money.  Lantern, 2 burner coleman stove and maybe the peak mountain stove is all most leadership will let you use.

If you're looking for ideas for private camping check out Zombie Squad forums, they have some pretty awesome winter camping threads over there.
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Re: Tent heaters
« Reply #24 on: February 10, 2015, 23:47:35 »
If you're looking for a heater to use in a 5 or 10 man tent on winter exercise with the army you'll probably be wasting your money.  Lantern, 2 burner coleman stove and maybe the peak mountain stove is all most leadership will let you use.

If you're looking for ideas for private camping check out Zombie Squad forums, they have some pretty awesome winter camping threads over there.

Thank you for your imput. I'll give them a peek.

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Re: Tent heaters
« Reply #25 on: February 11, 2015, 00:16:45 »
If you're looking for a heater to use in a 5 or 10 man tent on winter exercise with the army you'll probably be wasting your money.  Lantern, 2 burner coleman stove and maybe the peak mountain stove is all most leadership will let you use.

If you're looking for ideas for private camping check out Zombie Squad forums, they have some pretty awesome winter camping threads over there.

We allow our guys to use Whisper Light stoves in addition to the issue stuff. They run on naphtha as well.
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« Reply #26 on: February 11, 2015, 00:20:49 »
Personally, I think a companion of the appropriate gender is best tent heater.

Got a NATO Stock number for that?
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Re: Tent heaters
« Reply #27 on: February 11, 2015, 00:25:04 »
On my JLC/CLC in the middle of Aldershot in February that's all we had was a Coleman stove and lantern in a 6 man arctic tent.

Put out enough heat you could sit around in your T-shirt and underwear.
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« Reply #28 on: February 11, 2015, 00:29:01 »
Jeeper creepers, look at all these replies. I've got some reading to do.

Yeah, the reason why I'm looking for a little heater thing is because our own from like WW2 keep on malfunctioning resulting in an ice cave for a tent on EVERY winter ex. Bad for morale.

You must be doing something wrong. I have been in 10 man arctic tents at -35c, with only a Coleman Stove and a lantern going and they easily kept the temperature well above 0c.

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« Reply #29 on: February 11, 2015, 01:07:22 »
Got a NATO Stock number for that?
Given the age/condition of the kit I usually get issued, I doubt this is the kind of item you want supplied by your QM.

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« Reply #30 on: February 11, 2015, 07:40:04 »
Thank you for your imput. I'll give them a peek.

I see what you did there ;)
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« Reply #31 on: February 11, 2015, 08:12:33 »
Given the age/condition of the kit I usually get issued, I doubt this is the kind of item you want supplied by your QM.

That particular NSN would provide a wide variety of ages/shapes/sizes/functionality/etc. 
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Re: Tent heaters
« Reply #32 on: March 26, 2015, 12:43:38 »
I use my Coleman heater now, and when I served we always used the lanterns to heat up the tent.
Once your acclimatised to the cold too much heat is not recommend keep it down in the tent

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« Reply #33 on: March 26, 2015, 13:25:03 »
Depends on your tent, i use a tigoat wood stove with my tigoat teepee and haul the thing on a one man sled.  Fuel consists mainly of blown down wood with a few big hardwood logs overnight. 
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