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Which portable heater for a 4' x 6' blind #5885062 08/19/15 12:58 AM
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I want to get a heater for my 4 x 6 blind. Not sure which one to get, Mr. Heater or Mr. Heater Little buddy. I don't want to under do it or over do it. Your thoughts and experience with these would help me make a decision. Thanks.

Re: Which portable heater for a 4' x 6' blind [Re: rseveer63] #5885158 08/19/15 01:47 AM
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Little buddy doesn't put enough heat out for me on the real cold days.

My personal favorite is an old bathroom heater but you must have a regulator and open a window. Must be fire retardant a,so

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We've got Little Buddies in both of our blinds. Not too much, but not too little. For me it's perfect, but if you've got kids or a better half I'd go ahead and get the big one.


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Mr Heater... you can adjust heat output. Better to have the ability if you need it than wishing you had it

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I better go with Mr. Heater, the better half gets cold quick. I can always crack a window if needed. Thanks!

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Mr Heater... you can adjust heat output. Better to have the ability if you need it than wishing you had it


Thats is what I have and it works good with the adjustment.


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Like others said, Mr Heater works great. Go ahead and get attachment hose for a bigger propane tank. The little green ones will only last me about 3 hours max

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My propane heater builds condensation on inside blind windows(deer view). I have a small squegee and paper towels but its very annoying. Wife needs the heater though. Any tips on combatting the condensation?

Re: Which portable heater for a 4' x 6' blind [Re: rseveer63] #5890377 08/22/15 01:31 PM
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Northern Tool has a nice little blue flame heater called an ice fishing hut heater. It's adjustable and has a thermostat. That's what I'm putting in my new tank blind.


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We use the old porcelain coated bathroom heaters in our box stands. Pick them up at flea markets and yard sales. We clean out the orifices with a torch tip clean-out bit and blow them out with compressed air. Quiet little blue flame and if you can find one with a flat top it'll heat one of those little tin-foil trays of cinnamon rolls very nicely. That'll buy you an extra hour in the stand at least on a cold morning.

edited to add: they are getting difficult to find, though. And I apologize, you said portable. We plumb ours to LP tanks under the stand with rubber gas-line and quick-connects.

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get the big buddy heater then you won't have to worry. it has different settings. I have the little buddy and it does enough for me even when we had the mini ice age and we were in a pop up but it would have been nice to have the option for higher output.


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I have a Mr Heater Buddy that I'll be using this winter. Hopefully it will keep me warm in the box stand.

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The Little Buddy does fine in your 4x4 and 4x6 blinds, the Big Buddy heats our 16' trailer just fine.


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Another vote for the Mr. Heater. I'm going to get another one for the new stand we're building.



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I like that style

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Maybe my blind is just too well insulated. I have the Buddy heater and it will cook you out of my 6'x7' blind. I always have to open at least one window in order to regulate the heat from the heater.
I have a Big Buddy heater out in my 14'x24' shop,and it will heat the shop up to 80* in a couple hours when it's 20* outside. Both of these heaters use a lot of propane,you need to buy the hose with a regulator and hook it up to a bigger tank if you plan on keeping warm for more than 4 hours.

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Big Buddy heater here....but our blind is a little bigger (8X12) and weather is much colder (sub zero).


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Portable Buddy is more than sufficient for a 4'x6' blind.

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I bought the Mr Buddy Portable, decided bigger must be better! up If it keeps the Mrs. and kiddo warm it will all be good.

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Be careful. About 20 years ago a friend of mine was elk hunting in, I believe, Montana. He was using a propane heater in a blind. When he didn't come in they went to the blind and found him dead of asphyxiation. Make sure it is well ventilated.


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The Buddy series have oxygen depletion detection and will shut down if it sees a problem I believe.


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Re: Which portable heater for a 4' x 6' blind [Re: rseveer63] #5910650 09/03/15 04:27 AM
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^^^^^^^^^Good to know^^^^^^^

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We use the Big Buddy in our 16' trailer. We always 2-3 windows especially the 2 above our beds and we ain't woke up dead yet.


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After thinking about the CO risk, I'm going to install a CO alarm in our blinds. We have see through windows that will be shut but allow some air circulation.

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Get the Mr. Heater. If it is real cold little buddy takes too long to heat up


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