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#5398595 - 11/04/14 10:46 AM Does anybody do the tent thing at their lease or ranch
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And can you safely use a Mr. Buddy heater in it and it be safe, comfortable? I currently sleep in motel but am considering saving some by sleeping in a tent. What say the forum?

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#5398603 - 11/04/14 10:50 AM Re: Does anybody do the tent thing at their lease or ranch [Re: DQ Kid]
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Cant say about a MrBuddy but in some of the years past we just hanged a lantern in the center when we packed in elk hunting. Im sure a buddy heater would work, use it in the deer stand they have saftey features on them.

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#5398608 - 11/04/14 10:53 AM Re: Does anybody do the tent thing at their lease or ranch [Re: DQ Kid]
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I personally don't feel safe sleeping in a canvas or nylon tent with a heater running, unless it is direct vented outside. Even cracking the door a bit to let in fresh air does not abate the potential fire hazard. I know the modern heaters, such as the Little or Big Buddy models have O2 sensors. I trust they work, for the most part.

In the old days our strategy would be to fire up the lantern, bring it in the tent for a few minutes to warm things up, kill it, and set it outside. I've now done the same thing with a Little Buddy, except I didn't put it outside -- only turned it off. That way there is little chance it will cause a spark overnight or deplete all the oxygen any further.

Just my thoughts.

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#5398609 - 11/04/14 10:53 AM Re: Does anybody do the tent thing at their lease or ranch [Re: DQ Kid]
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cheers

Even though this is the front yard I sleep out here more than inside during the winter
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#5398613 - 11/04/14 10:54 AM Re: Does anybody do the tent thing at their lease or ranch [Re: DQ Kid]
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I have many times in below freezing temps. Just spend some money on a good sleeping bag and forget the heater.

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#5398614 - 11/04/14 10:55 AM Re: Does anybody do the tent thing at their lease or ranch [Re: DQ Kid]
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If you got power at camp just get an electric blanket... snakes may come try and visit you but no worries
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#5398628 - 11/04/14 11:01 AM Re: Does anybody do the tent thing at their lease or ranch [Re: DQ Kid]
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Purely talking one or two nighter. Is there a temperature threshold where you wouldn't do it, lows in 20s/30s? Having to buy a tent for my soon to be boyscout son and the wife is thinking I could save some $$$ by staying at the ranch on overnighters instead of in town. Would probably be less than 5 nights total during season.

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#5398645 - 11/04/14 11:06 AM Re: Does anybody do the tent thing at their lease or ranch [Re: DQ Kid]
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No temp threshold for me.

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#5398646 - 11/04/14 11:06 AM Re: Does anybody do the tent thing at their lease or ranch [Re: DQ Kid]
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Originally Posted By: DQ Kid
Purely talking one or two nighter. Is there a temperature threshold where you wouldn't do it, lows in 20s/30s? Having to buy a tent for my soon to be boyscout son and the wife is thinking I could save some $$$ by staying at the ranch on overnighters instead of in town. Would probably be less than 5 nights total during season.


20s probably... Iv always been a fan of a mattress in the bed of a truck... wind block on 4 sides.. a good blanket and sleeping bag..... chit talk about livin

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#5398649 - 11/04/14 11:07 AM Re: Does anybody do the tent thing at their lease or ranch [Re: DQ Kid]
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Not in Texas anyway.

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#5398659 - 11/04/14 11:09 AM Re: Does anybody do the tent thing at their lease or ranch [Re: DQ Kid]
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I wouldn't use that heater in a tent. I used one in my camper but I had good ventilation and a back up carbon monoxide detector. I would think 50 degrees would be ok with a tent and sleeping bag. Colder than that might start getting a little uncomfortable.

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#5398681 - 11/04/14 11:16 AM Re: Does anybody do the tent thing at their lease or ranch [Re: DQ Kid]
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They are sold to work in tents. It is in the items description on their website. I use one. Tents are not airtight to begin with or you would run out of o2 just breathing in it.

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#5398686 - 11/04/14 11:17 AM Re: Does anybody do the tent thing at their lease or ranch [Re: ChrisB]
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Originally Posted By: ChrisB
I wouldn't use that heater in a tent. I used one in my camper but I had good ventilation and a back up carbon monoxide detector. I would think 50 degrees would be ok with a tent and sleeping bag. Colder than that might start getting a little uncomfortable.



50 degrees!!?? Lol

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#5398702 - 11/04/14 11:22 AM Re: Does anybody do the tent thing at their lease or ranch [Re: DQ Kid]
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It's all about having the right sleeping bag and clothing. I have slept -20F in tents and been comfortable. I have a huge Coleman sleeping bag that is rated for 10F and several rated -10F (mummy bags.) Having something like the Buddy Heater there to fire up when you wake is a big help. Those first few critical minutes when you crawl out of the bag is when you want some instant heat.

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#5398735 - 11/04/14 06:36 PM Re: Does anybody do the tent thing at their lease or ranch [Re: DQ Kid]
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I hate the cold. I sleep in 2 sleeping bags with clothes on.
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