Every day I bring you an item on Amazon that I personally use or has been purchased by many members of the audience and I have researched enough to recommend.
Today’s TSP Amazon Item of the day is the Mr. Heater Portable Big Buddy Propane Heater. This guy saved our butts big time during the great ice storm of 2011 in Arkansas. It is amazing the amount of heat this guy provides.
To get best use of it you absolutely want to get the large tank adapter for it. Running on a lower setting a standard grill tank gives you heat for a LONG time. Of course it can also use the little 1 pound cans which is convenient for somethings.
To make that economical I suggest you get an adapter that allows you to use large tanks to refill the one pound cans. These can be had for 10-15 bucks here is the one I recommend. If you have never used one here is a video on how to do so.
I decided to feature this item because winter is swiftly on the way. As I said in 2011 we have a major ice storm in Arkansas and were without power for 7 days, temps were mostly in the sub 30s during the day and low teens over night. Between this heater and our fire place and generator we never even cared.
There are other uses though! You know that relative you have, we all have one that is ALWAYS COLD, the one that stays at your place for the holidays and wants to turn up your thermostat to just this side of hell because they are cold at night. Well put this in their room and let them heat just that room.
But is it safe? VERY VERY safe indeed. First it is quite safe to burn propane indoors, people have been doing it forever, but there are two safety features built in. One it has a built in O2 detector, if levels drop it shuts itself off. Also if it is tipped over it again shuts itself off.
The key to getting most efficient use of this heater is to pick a room or two to heat, set it pretty high for say 10 minutes to take off the chill and then run it pretty low. It is amazing how well it works when you do it that way. Again folks winter is coming, it always does, the time to beef up your winter preps is before not after the first snow flies. So check out the Mr. Heater Portable Big Buddy Propane Heater soon.
I will also be covering my favorite kerosene heater in the future but people tend to be more comfortable with propane so I decided to cover this option first.
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