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ice hut heater
« on: Jan 07, 2010, 10:00 AM »
Best bang for buck on ice hut heaters, for 3-4 man eskimo

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Re: ice hut heater
« Reply #1 on: Jan 07, 2010, 10:16 AM »

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Re: ice hut heater
« Reply #2 on: Jan 07, 2010, 10:18 AM »
Spend the money and stick with the Big Buddy.  I've got the Eskimo Eskape 350 and that's what I use.  It's nice to have both burners when it's cold out there.  It's quiet, unlike sunflowers and you don't have to worry too much about burning a hole in your bibs or tent.

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Re: ice hut heater
« Reply #3 on: Jan 07, 2010, 10:18 AM »
Thanx for bringing it up!
I was going to ask the same question, I just ordered the same Eskimo from local shop is supposed to be in this afternoon
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Re: ice hut heater
« Reply #4 on: Jan 07, 2010, 10:23 AM »
I agree, the Mr. Heater Big Buddy is propbably the best ice fishing heater around.  You won't be disappointed.

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Re: ice hut heater
« Reply #5 on: Jan 07, 2010, 10:28 AM »
I use a Mr. Heater cooker in my portable and 5x9 non insulated perm. It gets it up to 80* if you want to wear a t-shirt. It also only costs 1/3 the price of the Big Buddy.

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Re: ice hut heater
« Reply #6 on: Jan 07, 2010, 10:32 AM »
I have a Mr Heater I bought at Lowes on sale last spring $34.00, 9000BTU. It cooks you in a small shelter and just right in a 3-4 man shelter. A lot of it will depend on how cold  of a person you are. if you are one of those people who is cold on 25 degree days, make sure you get plenty of heater. I'm a person who does not get cold until we see single digits.

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Re: ice hut heater
« Reply #7 on: Jan 07, 2010, 10:36 AM »
I use a single burner buddy heater in my 6 x 6 hub style.  Before that I used a coleman black cat.  The coleman wasn't as warm and did have a biger footprint in use, but would give a much longer burn time on a tank.  The buddys are great, but I'll definitely be getting set up with a hose and 5 lb. prpane tank for next season.
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Re: ice hut heater
« Reply #8 on: Jan 07, 2010, 10:59 AM »
Love my big buddy.

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Re: ice hut heater
« Reply #9 on: Jan 07, 2010, 11:36 AM »
I use a buddy heater for my shelters, it works great

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Re: ice hut heater
« Reply #10 on: Jan 07, 2010, 12:18 PM »
Another plug for the buddy heater.
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Re: ice hut heater
« Reply #11 on: Jan 07, 2010, 12:20 PM »
Big Buddy all the way.
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Re: ice hut heater
« Reply #12 on: Jan 07, 2010, 01:36 PM »
IMO the "big buddy" is overkill.  You can heat that shack with the regular "Buddy" heater just fine...
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Re: ice hut heater
« Reply #13 on: Jan 07, 2010, 02:38 PM »
mr heater cooker style heat and eat
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Re: ice hut heater
« Reply #14 on: Jan 09, 2010, 08:04 AM »
IMO the "big buddy" is overkill.  You can heat that shack with the regular "Buddy" heater just fine...
Kinda depends on where he's at, the regular Buddy wouldn't heat my Guide on sub zero days, add some wind and I would freeze without my Big Buddy. At least here in Nebraska.
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Re: ice hut heater
« Reply #15 on: Jan 09, 2010, 09:06 AM »
IMO the "big buddy" is overkill.  You can heat that shack with the regular "Buddy" heater just fine...
i agree seems like those big buddy heaters use a lot more propane than the regular buddy

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Re: ice hut heater
« Reply #16 on: Jan 09, 2010, 11:12 AM »
go with the big buddy it heats my eskimo quickfish six more that enough and the blower fan is a great addition. the only complaint I have is that the oxygen sensor is kinda touchy, and i would recomend buying a hose so that you can use a twenty pound tank those 1 pounders only last about 4 hrs and get pricey

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Re: ice hut heater
« Reply #17 on: Jan 09, 2010, 09:21 PM »
I too have the Mr Heater Big Buddy.  It heats my 6x12 Hub w/o floor nicely on a zero degree night w/ slight wind.  My 5yo son and I take our coats off - just have hoodies on.  No gloves.  I have one of the Hub Vents open.

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Re: ice hut heater
« Reply #18 on: Jan 10, 2010, 08:57 AM »
i agree seems like those big buddy heaters use a lot more propane than the regular buddy
It's all relavent to what temp setting you run it on, set on high the Big Buddy will use more fuel than the reg. Buddy for obvious reasons. I hook my Big Buddy to a 20 lb cylinder and can go all season on $17, pretty cheap comfort.
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Re: ice hut heater
« Reply #19 on: Jan 10, 2010, 09:13 AM »
The big buddie is nice becuase you can run off a bulk tank or 1#ers if you want to pack lighter.
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