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

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Re: Tent heaters
« 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

SVP make sure you have proper ventilation prior to using the heater.
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Re: Tent heaters
« 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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