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SD51555

5 year old buck +
For anyone that uses a heater in their deer blind, do you have a preference between blue flame or infrared heating? I won't get around to putting anything in this year, but i'm working on rebuilding my to-do list for next year.
 

4wanderingeyes

5 year old buck +
I just use a small Buddy heater. I wanted to get a vented wall mount, but I couldnt justify the $1000 for a heater I will only use a week a year. Plus, I usually have a couple windows open anyhow, for ease of shooting.
 

Tree Spud

5 year old buck +
I just use a small Buddy heater. I wanted to get a vented wall mount, but I couldnt justify the $1000 for a heater I will only use a week a year. Plus, I usually have a couple windows open anyhow, for ease of shooting.

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buckdeer1

5 year old buck +
Yep plenty of heat and you can get the hose to use a bigger bottle
 

Skeeter

5 year old buck +
I used a buddy heater for a number of years. It was a decent option for in my portable blind. Not as good in a permanent blind where I tend to keep the windows closed the majority of the time. My brother put a stove made by Nu-Way in his permanent blind and after sitting with him once I had to get the same thing. Much better than a buddy heater for a permanent blind. Vented to the outside and I'm able to heat up food on it.

 

SD51555

5 year old buck +
I have a very strong aversion to anything Buddy. I've owned a few and been exposed to even more, and it's not been a good relationship. I've been kicking around getting a 6000 BTU infrared heater to try out. The more I think it through, I think I'm sold on infrared.

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roymunson

5 year old buck +
How big are these blinds you're hunting out of? on the rare occasion we need on, just pack in an element that screws onto the top of a 1 pounder and you'll be fine. If it goes deeper than that, you're either camping or something else is up.

Our permanent blinds get to tee shirt weather with just a 1# bottle and a screw on burner. Piece of cake.
 

Skeeter

5 year old buck +
How big are these blinds you're hunting out of? on the rare occasion we need on, just pack in an element that screws onto the top of a 1 pounder and you'll be fine. If it goes deeper than that, you're either camping or something else is up.

Our permanent blinds get to tee shirt weather with just a 1# bottle and a screw on burner. Piece of cake.
Admittedly, they're fairly big. It's nice to be able to take a couple kids hunting and have room for them to lay down if they get bored. Also, having the stove vented helps keep the humidity down in the blind. We only need one burner once the blind heats up, but it's nice having the 2 burner for getting it warmed up in Minnesota's muzzle loader season.
 

4wanderingeyes

5 year old buck +
How big are these blinds you're hunting out of? on the rare occasion we need on, just pack in an element that screws onto the top of a 1 pounder and you'll be fine. If it goes deeper than that, you're either camping or something else is up.

Our permanent blinds get to tee shirt weather with just a 1# bottle and a screw on burner. Piece of cake.


My stand is a 6x6, but when it is -20 or colder out, a good heater is really a must if you are going to sit more then a couple hours. I am spoiled, even when it is -40, I get in my stand and crank the heat upo, and in 15 minutes I am down to a tshirt, and maybe a hoodie. Much easier shooting with thin layers on, rather then really bulky coats.
 

Tree Spud

5 year old buck +
Blind heaters are like game cameras ... expect to replace every 3 years or so.

A blind heater gets exposed to a lot of weather temp change, mice & bugs, air moisture, and condensation after use. This shortens their life.
 

Tree Spud

5 year old buck +
How big are these blinds you're hunting out of? on the rare occasion we need on, just pack in an element that screws onto the top of a 1 pounder and you'll be fine. If it goes deeper than that, you're either camping or something else is up.

Our permanent blinds get to tee shirt weather with just a 1# bottle and a screw on burner. Piece of cake.

You aren't in really cold weather ... sit in a blind when temps are -10 to 0 deg F, winds are 15-20 mph, blowing ice/snow and the game is a bit different. When you sit all day in those conditions, adequate heating is a must.
 

SD51555

5 year old buck +
How big are these blinds you're hunting out of? on the rare occasion we need on, just pack in an element that screws onto the top of a 1 pounder and you'll be fine. If it goes deeper than that, you're either camping or something else is up.

Our permanent blinds get to tee shirt weather with just a 1# bottle and a screw on burner. Piece of cake.
I build my own blinds. There are no walls, no windows, no insulation, no stand, and no floor. Just fabric and screen. They block the wind, but otherwise, they're gonna let lots of heat out. I think an infrared will work better in that setting. I'd like it to be portable too. That's where that procom comes in. It's just two tabs over a bar far as I understand. I can bring it back inside and make it my garage heater too. I like the 6k BTU unit too. 60 hours run time on a 20lb cylinder.

And I don't do 1 pounders. I've gotten to be very averse to garbage and pre-garbage (supplies) at camp.

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roymunson

5 year old buck +
You aren't in really cold weather ... sit in a blind when temps are -10 to 0 deg F, winds are 15-20 mph, blowing ice/snow and the game is a bit different. When you sit all day in those conditions, adequate heating is a must.
Maybe i'm not as cold as you are, I also think there's somthing to say about the R value and how tight our blinds are. Mine are plywood or smartboard enclosed o the sides with a sealed roof and floor. That probably helps me a lot too. You can have you're -10. I have trucks that haul liquid that have valves that make my life hell during those times. Keep that crap up north.
 

hillrunner

5 year old buck +
I used a buddy heater for a number of years. It was a decent option for in my portable blind. Not as good in a permanent blind where I tend to keep the windows closed the majority of the time. My brother put a stove made by Nu-Way in his permanent blind and after sitting with him once I had to get the same thing. Much better than a buddy heater for a permanent blind. Vented to the outside and I'm able to heat up food on it.


Do you have any pictures of this set up in a blind with the venting?
 

Skeeter

5 year old buck +
Do you have any pictures of this set up in a blind with the venting?
I do not but it's just a 3 inch stove pipe with a 90 about 5 feet up to get out through the wall, another 90 on the other side and up to a chimney cap.
 

WeedyJ

5 year old buck +
My stand is a 6x6, but when it is -20 or colder out, a good heater is really a must if you are going to sit more then a couple hours. I am spoiled, even when it is -40, I get in my stand and crank the heat upo, and in 15 minutes I am down to a tshirt, and maybe a hoodie. Much easier shooting with thin layers on, rather then really bulky coats.
In Georgia, that statement is true as well...but you don't need the minus sign in front of the 20 or 40 :-)
 

hillrunner

5 year old buck +
I do not but it's just a 3 inch stove pipe with a 90 about 5 feet up to get out through the wall, another 90 on the other side and up to a chimney cap.
With the vented heater, do your windows still fog up?
 

H20fwler

5 year old buck +
My blind is spray insulated and a Mr Buddy is about to warm even on low if I dont crack open a couple windows.

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