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#282283 - 09/30/16 08:44 PM Mini Survival Heater
CANOEDOGS Offline
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Registered: 02/03/07
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well that might be saying to much but I thought I would post a photo of this Gaz lamp. from China by way of Ebay I have been using it on my canoe trips this year.



in the past I have used my Primus Gaz lamp to warm/heat the
inside of my tent and shelter on cool damp evenings.
then I saw this and decided to try it out.it's a copy of the
Gaz lamps with metal mesh globes.made for hard use those are over twice the price.rather than mesh this just has a "globe" of metal with holes punched thru it.it puts out plenty of light for
working around the camp but for me I used it as a heater.
the metal top and sides get very hot,the top red hot when running at full blast.turned way down it still throws off enough heat to warm up my tent.i keep it in the vestibule with the inside door open and the outside closed.
on my Fall trip I got caught outside in the rain.i was pulling my chow bag up a tree,bear country here,when some nasty
weather I had a eye on came down lake in a wall cloud and in
a few seconds I got wet.
inside the tent I got out of my wet clothes and turned the heater on.i was starting to shiver but in a minute the inside
of the tent was warm to the point I turned the heat back and let it run just enough to keep the burning mantle white.
a word of warning!!!! this will burn thru nylon in a flash and scorch even canvas it touches.in a make shift shelter that you might have this in keep it away from anything that might burn.

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#282284 - 09/30/16 10:44 PM Re: Mini Survival Heater [Re: CANOEDOGS]
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Registered: 05/05/07
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Loc: Ontario, Canada
That looks like a handy little gadget, canoedogs. Nice and compact. Any worries about fumes? How loud was it?
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#282285 - 09/30/16 10:45 PM Re: Mini Survival Heater [Re: CANOEDOGS]
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And I'm REALLY glad that you got warmed up quickly. Those storms can wreak havoc!
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#282286 - 10/01/16 02:00 AM Re: Mini Survival Heater [Re: CANOEDOGS]
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no noise,just a very low hiss at full blast.no fumes,it seems to burn very clean.i would think all that very hot metal acts like a after burner.and yes I make sure I have a fresh air vent.
I had been watching that storm build all afternoon and told my self it was moving off to the north, HA!!

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#282287 - 10/01/16 02:23 AM Re: Mini Survival Heater [Re: CANOEDOGS]
EMPnotImplyNuclear Offline
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Registered: 09/10/08
Posts: 309
Hi,
I see on ebay this "Mini Portable Camping Hunting Lantern Gas Light Tent Lamp Torch Hanging 80LUX"
comes with a chain for hanging/suspending the lamp,

have you tried that?
does the canister just dangle from the nozzle?

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#282288 - 10/01/16 03:16 PM Re: Mini Survival Heater [Re: CANOEDOGS]
dougwalkabout Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 2593
Loc: Alberta, Canada
It's amazing how a little heat can make the difference between misery and comfort -- especially if you get damp.

Would you consider this more efficient and effective than a campstove? The same safety precautions apply.

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#282293 - 10/02/16 03:29 AM Re: Mini Survival Heater [Re: CANOEDOGS]
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I took the chain off,it's really long at a foot or so.i also did not trust the brackets that hold the top down with the weight of a full Gaz cartage.i never had any intention of hanging it up in my small tent where it would be in the way.it seemed to work great at ground level where the heat would rise up and into the tent.i have used a stove in the past to warm up my Baker shelter.
that was a Peak Feather Coleman fuel stove.it put out plenty of heat inside that big shelter but when I turned it off that stove gave off some nasty fumes while the generator cleared out.
that little metal lamp is perfect for the job.

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#282300 - 10/02/16 07:58 PM Re: Mini Survival Heater [Re: CANOEDOGS]
Tjin Offline
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Not worried about CO?
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#282301 - 10/02/16 08:12 PM Re: Mini Survival Heater [Re: CANOEDOGS]
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Registered: 02/03/07
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Loc: MINNESOTA
Tjin..no,the tent is well vented,in fact i'm most likely losing a quarter of the heat thru those vents.

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#282319 - 10/04/16 05:30 PM Re: Mini Survival Heater [Re: CANOEDOGS]
JeffMc Offline
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Registered: 05/10/15
Posts: 129
Loc: Northwest Florida
Nice find. What kind of run times have you gotten out of those canisters?

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