What kind of heater?

Submitted: Saturday, Jun 19, 2010 at 21:02
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We are going camping at the end of July and will be doing most of the trip staying in free camp sites around the Bathurst - Orange area. I am just wondering what kind of heater's people are using? I have done a bit of a search on the net and there are a few different types of propane heaters on the market.
Cheers,
Michelle
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Reply By: ExplorOz - David & Michelle - Saturday, Jun 19, 2010 at 21:19

Saturday, Jun 19, 2010 at 21:19
heater??? what's wrong with a campfire, especially if you are free camping there should not be restrictions.
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Reply By: Motherhen - Saturday, Jun 19, 2010 at 21:36

Saturday, Jun 19, 2010 at 21:36
Track suits and windproof jackets, explorer socks and a warm doona.

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Reply By: blue one - Saturday, Jun 19, 2010 at 23:14

Saturday, Jun 19, 2010 at 23:14
HTFU
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Reply By: Boof, Bairnsdale (VIC - Sunday, Jun 20, 2010 at 02:24

Sunday, Jun 20, 2010 at 02:24
Buy yourself a Ozpig.You can keep warm and cook up a feed at the same time,otherwise just crank up a good camp fire.
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Follow Up By: harryopal - Sunday, Jun 20, 2010 at 11:28

Sunday, Jun 20, 2010 at 11:28
Most camping places stock thermal underwear and I think Anaconda sports are offering specials on thermal gear including a navy colour. There is something `Dad's army' about the white gear. But if you use thermal underwear it makes a huge difference in a cold area.
You can get full length in trousers and vests with long sleeves of shorter lengths.
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Reply By: Member - res.q.guy (Vic.) - Sunday, Jun 20, 2010 at 08:03

Sunday, Jun 20, 2010 at 08:03
Hi Michelle
When touring cold areas, we use a small heater similar to this one.
We just run it for a couple of mins. to warm up the van in the mornings.
Cheers
Neil
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Follow Up By: flashcher - Sunday, Jun 20, 2010 at 08:49

Sunday, Jun 20, 2010 at 08:49
Thanks Neil, that is the type of heater I had been looking at. I just want to do similar to you with heating the van of a night just before bed and a morning.
Cheers Michelle
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Reply By: flashcher - Sunday, Jun 20, 2010 at 08:51

Sunday, Jun 20, 2010 at 08:51
Thanks for your replies. I should have mentioned I just want a little something in the van just before bed and of a morning. It will come in especially hand if it happens to rain and anything gets damp.
Cheers, Michelle
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Sunday, Jun 20, 2010 at 10:27

Sunday, Jun 20, 2010 at 10:27
Try a terra-cotta plant pot upside down over a gas stove burner.

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Reply By: Member Brian (Gold Coast) - Sunday, Jun 20, 2010 at 08:56

Sunday, Jun 20, 2010 at 08:56
Heater???????????????????????????????????????????

That's what fires are for.... and warm clothes, and a glass of Port, and proper sleeping bags, etc etc


Cheers

Brian

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Reply By: dieseltojo - Sunday, Jun 20, 2010 at 11:07

Sunday, Jun 20, 2010 at 11:07
Hi flashcher.
We use a single electric blanket which runs of a 300 watt inverter from an auxiliary battery in the truck.About one hour before bed on middle setting does the job.It goes along the bed and only warms from the waist down but is excellent.
There are 12 volt blanket out there but many are unreliable.
For warmth getting out of the shower we have a Coleman Cat heater from Ray's.

You can of course start a fire in the van as suggested but sort out the insurance first.
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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Sunday, Jun 20, 2010 at 11:08

Sunday, Jun 20, 2010 at 11:08
Just remember that gas heaters in an enclosed area are invitations to die if area is not ventilated.

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Follow Up By: Member - Vic S (VIC) - Sunday, Jun 20, 2010 at 22:00

Sunday, Jun 20, 2010 at 22:00
I was just about to say the same thing,the two kids that died in Victoria recently were killed by carbon monoxide its a gas that has no smell and you just drift off to sleep and dont wake up ,the fire burns off the oxygen and that is one of the products left.
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Reply By: flashcher - Monday, Jun 21, 2010 at 20:54

Monday, Jun 21, 2010 at 20:54
Thanks to all who replied. Today we ordered a Coleman Pro Cat portabable propane heater.
I am more than prepared for the cold and the joy in camping is enjoying the great outdoors without all the comforts of home - but having said that the thought of living in the same PJ's for a number of days due to it being to cold to get changed was a worry...lol

In regards to the oz-pig I am secretly ordering one for hubbie for his birthday which will occur whilst we are away. In the instruction manual I will add that only the owner of the unit is allowed to prepare any meals on it...hahaha
Cheers, Michelle
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