ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Tent Heater - Stay Warm When Camping In A Small Space

Updated on March 12, 2011

Electric Heater

courtesy of chromalux
courtesy of chromalux

Getting Cold At Night On Camping Trips

If you have ever been camping, then chances are you know exactly how cold it tends to get at night. This is especially true if you have ever gone camping in the winter. You can try a nice warm sleeping bag, or you can try sleeping in all of your clothes, including your shoes. Chances are though you've found that even those preventative measures have not proven adequate against the ruthless bit of mother nature. You can also try starting a fire in the morning, but chances are your teeth are chattering and you don't really want to get up to leave your tent. There's no shame in that, it happens to every camper at some point or another. One solution to this problem is a tent heater.

What is a Tent Heater?

A tent heater is precisely what it sounds like. It is a heater that is small enough for use in your tent. It usually is quite self contained and will run on a couple of D batteries. There are multiple companies that are selling these devices, so chances are you are going to be able to find one rather easily.

Mountain Camping?

courtesy of mckaysavage
courtesy of mckaysavage

The Main Problem

Before these tent heaters became commonplace on the camping scene it was very hard to heat up your campsite at night. If the weather proved to be too cold, then one was excepted to simply rough it out by curling up in their sleeping bag. There are a few other solutions at the time however.

If one was lucky enough to be at a campsite that had electricity, then one could technically take advantage of a space heater. This is okay except for one little problem; space heaters are meant to heat a large area, such as an entire room. They are not meant to heat a tent, and chances are there is little variation in the controls of any space heater. If you use one of these then you risk burning down your tent and everything in it. Chance are, you are what's in your tent so that's probably a chance that you do not want to take. Naturally the other issues has to do with electricity or lack thereof. If you are at a campsite that has no electricity, then keeping yourself and your family in good spirits is very important.

Keeping Cozy?

courtesy of iwon_kellie
courtesy of iwon_kellie

Enjoying Your Trip While Keeping Warm

Small tent heaters are a great solution for this. These used to be a lot larger and out of the hands of the public, but as of late they have become adequately sized for any person to use at their whim. They are made to heat the small space of a tent so you won't have to worry about your tent burning down in the middle of the night unless someone does it from the outside. Generally this type of heater works on batteries so you will not have to worry about plugging it in or recharging it unless you opt to use rechargeable batteries. All in all, a tent heater is a great way to better enjoy those mid-winter camping trips, and to stay warm in general!

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)