Staying Warm With A Tent Heater
Camping is most popular in warmer weather, but it's still a great idea to camp during fall or winter. The only problem is, how do you stay warm when it's so c-c-c-cold? You could use a tent heater, warm clothes and blankets, or an outdoor fireplace.
A tent heater is a bit more expensive than other options, but it can be much more comfortable. There are many different sizes and types of heaters, so you'll need to do a lot of research before you buy one. But there are some good-quality small heaters that work well and are easy to transport.
Observe your heater for the first few hours of using it to find out where it gets the hottest. Then, make sure you keep that part far enough away from tent walls to prevent a fire.
Also, do not run the tent heater through the night while you are sleeping, unless it is specifically designed for prolonged indoor use. Proper ventilation is important to ensure that the air you are breathing is not only warm, but also clean and free from air-born toxins.
An alternative to using a tent heater is to wear warm clothes and a jacket or some sort of blanket. This method is certainly cheaper, but not always as convenient. Before you leave for your camping trip, check to see what the weather will be like to determine if just a jacket will do, or if you'll need supplementary heat.
Probably the funnest way to stay warm is to build a fireplace outside the tent. This way, you can not only stay warm, but you can also cook your food and roast marshmallows, hot dogs, etc. Of course, if it's raining, the fire won't keep burning, so come prepared to stay warm without a fireplace.
Since it's difficult to know exactly how the weather will be when you're on your camping trip, it's best to come prepared with plenty of ways to stay warm. Bring warm clothes, blankets, firewood, and a small tent heater that is designed to work indoors. Then you'll be prepared to stay warm, no matter what the weather holds. And be sure to go prepared with the right camping gear to make your trip as exciting as possible.