10 Camping Heater Options for Your Warm Camping Nights

Camping outdoors is great fun during the summer, but the winter is a different story altogether. If you would like to enjoy the outdoors in the cold nights, then you need a camping heater that will keep you warm and cozy despite the low temperatures.

Here are the top ten camping heaters to make your decision easier.

1. Stansport Portable Outdoor Butane Heater

This camping heater is your perfect companion during cold outdoor nights; the Stansport Portable Outdoor Butane Heater is portable and ultra quiet to give you warm and comfortable nights. This compact heater is easy to operate with electronic ignition and needs an 8 ounce butane canister to make your camping nights cozy.

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The canister does not come with the heater. It has an impressive output of 2500-6000 BTU. The camping heater is compactly designed, with dimensions of 8”x11.625”x10.75. This ultra quiet outdoor heater is available for $44.95 at summitcampinggear.com.

2. Stansport Deluxe Propane Heater

Strictly for outdoors use, Stansport Deluxe Propane Heater, is a good option when you are in the mood for some winter camping. It has a durable ceramic heater element that has an output of 10,000 BTU. The propane camping heater has a convenient control knob to switch it on or off. It also has an auto shut valve that keeps your safety in mind.

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A practical Piezo electronic igniter gives you a matchless ignition.  A very convenient and practical feature of this propane camping heater is that it can be easily connected to any bulk propane tank. You can buy it for $51.09 on amazon.com.

3. Sportcat â„¢ Perfectempâ„¢ Catalytic Heater

This camping heater keeps you comfortably warm, irrespective of whether you use it indoors or in tents when camping in cold nights. With an output of 1500 BTU it can keep you out of the cold for about 14 hours when running on a single 16.4 ounce propane cylinder, which is not included in the package.

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It has a convenient integrated handle, to help carry it around. It also comes with a detachable base that makes for a solid stand for this SportCat PerfectMP Catalytic Heater from Coleman.  This, made in China, camping heater can be bought for $48.99 from coleman.com.

4. Mr. Heater F232000 Mh9bx Buddy 4,000-9,000-Btu Indoor-Safe Portable Radiant Heater

Mr. Heater is a portable camping heater that can be safely used indoor too. It has an output of 4000 to 9000 BTU and can comfortably warm a space of up to 200 sqft. It can be used outdoors when camping to keep your tent warm during cold nights. With clean burning it provides with a near 100% fuel efficiency. It has a safety feature of auto switch off when the pilot light goes off, it tips over or if it detects low levels of oxygen.

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It has practical features like a fold down handle and a swivel out regulator. It can be connected to a propane tank for use but the tank is not part of the deal. The heater comes with a one year limited warranty. It is available for as low as $89.95 and for best deals visit discountportableheater.com.

5. Natural Gas Vent Free Heater Procom MN300HPA 30000 btu

An efficient natural gas camping heater from Procom, the Natural Gas Vent Free Heater works the way nature does. It radiates heat and first heats the objects in a room. High on safety it not only has a diamond mesh but also an Oxygen depletion sensor which switches the heater off if low levels of oxygen are detected. It has an easy push button ignition start and runs on natural gas.

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It can be easily wall mounted and has no vents. Powerful, with an output of 10,000 BTU/per hour, it keeps you really warm. This CSA certified heater is not available for sale in California.  For the perfect deal visit heater-store.com, where you will find it for prices as low as $211.15.

6. DeLonghi TRN0812T Portable Oil-Filled Radiator with Programmable Timer

DeLonghi oil filled radiator is as hot as they come. With a programmable timer, you can program it for 24 hours and it offers 96 settings to choose from. It has an oil filled radiator and vertical thermal chimneys. Very practical with different heat settings and an adjustable thermostat it also has an anti-freeze function.

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It has an auto shut off in case of overheating and the GFCI plug lets you use it in the bathroom too. It has a rust resistant metal body and it is very safe to use with minimum body heating. This camping heater is available for $59.00. Order it online on amazon.com.

7. Personal Vortex Heater

The personal Vortex Heater is well… personal. It is not meant to heat spaces. It has been designed to keep an individuals warm, so it is best placed near you inside the tent to keep you all warm and toasty. It has a powerful yet quiet fan that keeps you really warm with superheated air all around you. The fan blades are powerful with a deep pitch.

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The personal camping heater has features like cool touch and overheat/tip over protection. You can decide how warm you want to be with the help of its two level heat settings, and can also toggle the electricity consumption between 750 Watts and 375 watts. Available at campingworld.com for $39.99 only.

8. DeLonghi DFH132 SafeHeat Fan Heater

A highly recommended heater, the SafeHeat Fan Heater from DeLonghi has rave reviews from its owners. You can set temperatures as low as just above the freezing point making it very practical to use in storage areas.

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Small and comfortable to carry, this camping heater has a stay cool handle and an adjustable thermostat. It switches off when covered or tipped over. Look for the best deals starting at $19.99 at the consumersearch.com.

9. Camco 57331 Olympian RV Wave-3 3000 BTU LP Gas Catalytic Heater

The perfect companion when traveling, it is energy efficient as it uses low pressure LP gas. It comes with two heat settings and warms the spaces comfortably. Equipped with a safety switch off it is very safe to use in closed spaces too.

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Read and follow the instructions given in the instruction manual carefully to obtain maximum benefit from this small catalytic camping heater from Camco. It does not require a battery or an electrical outlet to operate. Order it at amazon.com for $199.91.

10. Coleman BlackCat Perfectemp Catalytic Heater with InstaStart Technology

Perfect for enclosed areas, this portable heater from Coleman has an electronic ignition for easy start. It has an output of 3000 BTU and runs for about 7 hours on a single 16.4 ounce propane cylinder which is not included with it.

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It has a large heating head of 8” and has an adjustable two level temperature setting. Easy and compact to store, order it online at  summitcampinggear.com for $116.95 only.

Choose an appropriate camping heater from a range of personal and space heaters and enjoy the cold weather, whether indoors or outdoors.

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