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Message posted by dib-dib-dib on 26/5/2010 at 7:44pm
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Our first trip is looming, this weekend infact.  I've been checking the weather forecast (it don't look great )  and am now starting to panic about the fact that we won't have any heating in the tent, therefore cold, therefore miserable.

With only days to spare, what are my options for heating the tent without EHU?



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Message posted by Matthew Brown on 26/5/2010 at 7:51pm
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You could try with a Campingaz blue cat heater which runs of off a campingaz 407. However i would only run it to take the chill off of the air and make sure you have more than one cartridge. Here is a video about it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5uAD6lR6nQ Also there are some that can clip on a campingaz 904 and 907 which can be found here http://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/redirect.asp?redir=http://www.towsure.com/category/6969-Gas_Heaters

One of the greatest tips is not just about heaters but make sure you are well rapped up and take hot water bottles.

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Hi. How about a bit - or a lot - of horizontal jogging? That should keep you warm.



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Cheap and easy picked up heaters are the ceramic handy heaters - (12.00) think we paid. Runs off the little gas cartridges, we use at the end of the evening just for 10 mins takes the chill off - ideal if no ehu. 

PORTABLE GAS CAMPING CARAVAN HEATER + 8 FREE REFILLS

I paid well less that the price on here - hope this option helps !!!


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Quote: Originally posted by Candy Floss on 26/5/2010

Cheap and easy picked up heaters are the ceramic handy heaters - (12.00) think we paid. Runs off the little gas cartridges, we use at the end of the evening just for 10 mins takes the chill off - ideal if no ehu. 

PORTABLE GAS CAMPING CARAVAN HEATER + 8 FREE REFILLS

I paid well less that the price on here - hope this option helps !!!


I saw something like this in Netto for 12.99 a few weeks ago but couldn't see what size cans it took so never picked it up 

I have 2 camping stores near'ish to me I'll have a look online now and see what they have.



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I use a Tilley or a Vapalux paraffin lamp. You get light and 1 Kw of heat, and only pennies per hour to run.

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Quote: Originally posted by dib-dib-dib on 26/5/2010
Quote: Originally posted by Candy Floss on 26/5/2010

Cheap and easy picked up heaters are the ceramic handy heaters - (12.00) think we paid. Runs off the little gas cartridges, we use at the end of the evening just for 10 mins takes the chill off - ideal if no ehu. 

PORTABLE GAS CAMPING CARAVAN HEATER + 8 FREE REFILLS

I paid well less that the price on here - hope this option helps !!!


I saw something like this in Netto for 12.99 a few weeks ago but couldn't see what size cans it took so never picked it up 

I have 2 camping stores near'ish to me I'll have a look online now and see what they have.


They use the butane gas cartridge - millets very often do a deal !!! get back and buy one

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Ahhhh!  But you know what netto is like - chances are they have all gone   You snooze, you lose....

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Campinggaz gas lantern, gives off a fair bit of heat, but your only real chance of keeping warm while in the great outdoors is suitable warm clothing, you mite be better (and safer) buying some cheap fleece blankets and a hat, you loose over 45% of body heat out of your head! It's like the equivalent of having no trousers on!

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Not keen on gas appliances within a tent, especially if there's kids around. What's wrong with an extra layer or two of clothing, good warm socks, fit for season sleeping bags and a hot water bottle? It's almost June after all!  

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Message posted by dib-dib-dib on 26/5/2010 at 9:18pm
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Yes, Val I do have 6 year old who darts around like a puppy. 

Maybe at this short notice water bottle maybe the way to go.  I already have many, many fleece blankets ready to go (don't cha just LOVE Primark! )  Will pop in a wolley hat each and we all have 4 season sleeping bags.



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Val - i agree - as i said in my post, its for 10 mins - take the chill off - the little ones can snuggle down in a element of comfort with the extra blankets etc hot water bottles which are great fun - but in defence,  this weather is unreal - we was away camping at the weekend and never even unpacked the heater - why would you in proper summer heat. - but sadly our climate is so extreme that tonight i have got my central heating on !!! what a difference a week can make.


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I was cold in August during the evening when using a tent and although I put on warm clothing my face was cold & my nose was dripping. Going inside the tent didnt help. The only way to get warm was to get into bed - we had excellent sleeping bags.

Apart from the gas heater I guess a bbq might provide a bit of heat while cooking and for a while afterwards

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a wooly hat and a cuddle that should do the trick  


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Quote: Originally posted by pjh10 on 26/5/2010
Hi. How about a bit - or a lot - of horizontal jogging? That should keep you warm.


Tis a nice thought, but with hubby and I in the centre pod and son 13 and daughter 6 in pods either side of us........ I don't think so!

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Quote: Originally posted by homebird2003 on 26/5/2010
Apart from the gas heater I guess a bbq might provide a bit of heat while cooking and for a while afterwards

Homebird




Just to be clear that you should NEVER take a BBQ into a tent (or caravan!) to produce heat. It's a surefire way not to wake up the next morning...

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