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Re: cooking with mr.buddy heater
« Reply #330 on: Jan 16, 2015, 08:51 AM »
Came across this site awhile back searching for this topic.  A lot of good ideas. Will have to try and rig something up this weekend on my heater.

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Re: cooking with mr.buddy heater
« Reply #331 on: Jan 26, 2015, 11:31 AM »
It's like cooking a gourmet dinner on the exhaust manifold of your car.

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Re: cooking with mr.buddy heater
« Reply #332 on: Jan 26, 2015, 11:47 AM »
I used to use my steel ice scoop and cook hot dogs over my Mr Heater sunflower.  You guys are too fancy. 

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Re: cooking with mr.buddy heater
« Reply #333 on: Feb 05, 2015, 05:22 AM »
I saw a few posts that said that a Little Buddy heater doesn't get hot enough to heat up food......I have both a regular size buddy heater and this little buddy that I use in my one man shelter...I bought one of the 1 gallon bucket size screens from Home depot and just bent it up to make it work...Nothing fancy but I wanted to see if it would heat water...It boiled water no problem....I took the heater out Tuesday and it heated a tin of chili to simmering in about 15 minutes....
The way I have it set up isn't the most secure so I will probably have to rig it better....but it works pretty well and takes up zero room...


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Re: cooking with mr.buddy heater
« Reply #334 on: Feb 05, 2015, 05:26 AM »
i heat up pizza wrapped in foil on my heater

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Re: cooking with mr.buddy heater
« Reply #335 on: Feb 12, 2015, 01:44 PM »
Made mine out of a Cookie Cooling rack $5 at Can. Tire Made a few cuts and bends now it sits firm and sturdy for cooking, toasting and glove drying.

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Re: cooking with mr.buddy heater
« Reply #336 on: Oct 23, 2015, 01:25 PM »
The key to heating food fast is to make sure your food is directly above where the most heat is...the last picture posted shows the screen being out away from where the heat goes, this won't get very hot...you need to be directly over the heating brick...  you can tilt the buddy heater a bit to get the heat farther out in front, just be careful your food is secure, nothing worse than food getting on your buddy heat brick...

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Re: cooking with mr.buddy heater
« Reply #337 on: Nov 09, 2015, 01:55 PM »
Just make sure you are keeping a close eye on if you cook on it tried it last season and for some reason or other had the thing burst into flames, melted half the heater on me
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Re: cooking with mr.buddy heater
« Reply #338 on: Nov 09, 2015, 02:03 PM »
Those guys hanging something off the front of their heater at asking for it. I made a grate and used conduit for legs to hold the grate above my heater. I rarely use it because we have restaurants right by my favorite lakes. But be careful with your mods.
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Re: cooking with mr.buddy heater
« Reply #339 on: Dec 06, 2015, 08:23 PM »
I modified mine...No more bumping it and the flame going out for me.
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Re: cooking with mr.buddy heater
« Reply #340 on: Dec 07, 2015, 07:58 AM »
Do tell.  Mine cuts off with the slightest bump. It's very frustrating.   PM if you don't want to post it please.

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Re: cooking with mr.buddy heater
« Reply #341 on: Dec 07, 2015, 06:07 PM »
everybody who likes to ice fish has a propane two burner. don't they?

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Re: cooking with mr.buddy heater
« Reply #342 on: Dec 10, 2015, 10:10 AM »
everybody who likes to ice fish has a propane two burner. don't they?
If you want to set up a picnic outside in nice weather the 2 burner is tops.  If you are inside a pop up shelter or flip over, and it's nasty out or just plain cold and you already have a heater going, you can still make coffee and heat food with the ideas here.  If you do not have a heater then use the stove.  If you do have a heater then, why bring the stove?

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Re: cooking with mr.buddy heater
« Reply #343 on: Dec 10, 2015, 10:54 AM »
Do tell.  Mine cuts off with the slightest bump. It's very frustrating.   PM if you don't want to post it please.

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I'm sure the bump switch is the same as this one.
I'm going to tear into mine as soon as I get home I'm sick of it going off all the time.

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Re: cooking with mr.buddy heater
« Reply #344 on: Dec 10, 2015, 10:58 AM »
Bump switch is under the cover on the same side as the heat control. Pop the cover, cut the wires to the switch and solder together, a small wire nut might work too.

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Re: cooking with mr.buddy heater
« Reply #345 on: Dec 11, 2015, 05:55 PM »
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Re: cooking with mr.buddy heater
« Reply #346 on: Dec 11, 2015, 06:34 PM »
Thermocouple mod helps too. Understand this defeats the O2 sensing capability.


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Foil, raw brat, beer, bun, mustard, pepper and onion slices

Wrap the raw brat and veggies in foil, add a splash of beer before you seal it up. Place it on the cooking racking in the hottest zone. Rotate it even once in a while, takes about 45 min to an hour to cook. Pull the whole mess out and slap it on a bun, add spicy mustard.


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Re: cooking with mr.buddy heater
« Reply #347 on: Dec 30, 2015, 01:12 AM »
Sorry guys still can't figure out this photo thing but no mods needed if you have the BIG Buddy heater go to the depot and buy a 5 gallon roller screen that's designed to fit into 5gal bucket to paint off of and it fits perfectly onto the heater flip it upside down and it hooks right on the handle has a lip on front so you don't loose food. Love it! Grill dogs on it heat soup in disposable bread pans works awesome

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Re: cooking with mr.buddy heater
« Reply #348 on: Jan 17, 2016, 06:29 PM »
had some water drip from the foil today and it knocked my buddy out of commission. I think the water hit the pilot, it was -2 out and I thought it would end our trip. I kept fooling with it and it fired back up. Anyone experience this, I had no ignition for about a minute and then worked.

I was cooking dogs in aluminum pan with foil on top to keep the heat in

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Re: cooking with mr.buddy heater
« Reply #349 on: Jan 17, 2016, 07:06 PM »
had some water drip from the foil today and it knocked by buddy out of commission. I think the water hit the pilot, it was -2 out and I thought it would end our trip. I kept fooling with it and it fired back up. Anyone experience this, I had no ignition for about a minute and then worked.

I was cooking dogs in aluminum pan with foil on top to keep the heat in
Usually it is grease knocking mine down. cheese bratwurst and pizza bites.

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Re: cooking with mr.buddy heater
« Reply #350 on: Jan 18, 2016, 09:00 PM »
Tried my modified Mr. Heater/Cooker today, worked luck a charm. Nice warm mac & cheese was a great treat. No mess, no fuss. The pilot guard worked great also. It was like a hurricane out there today, couldn't see the snowmobile at one time 15 feet away.
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where do you find a pilot guard, or did you make this. I think this is what I need to prevent flame out

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Re: cooking with mr.buddy heater
« Reply #351 on: Jan 18, 2016, 09:34 PM »
Not sure if anyone else posted this or not but..... http://www.buddyburners.com
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Re: cooking with mr.buddy heater
« Reply #352 on: Jan 19, 2016, 08:53 AM »
where do you find a pilot guard, or did you make this. I think this is what I need to prevent flame out

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Re: cooking with mr.buddy heater
« Reply #353 on: Mar 24, 2016, 07:39 AM »
do a search here in IS   there are directions with pictures  from many years ago posted somewhere on here
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Re: cooking with mr.buddy heater
« Reply #354 on: Mar 24, 2016, 01:12 PM »
where do you find a pilot guard, or did you make this. I think this is what I need to prevent flame out



Sorry for a late response, just found this. I did make it out of flashing. I made a pattern out of paper that worked for me, then traced it on a piece of flashing and cut it out with scissors. I drilled two holes to secure with sheet metal screw. The vent holes, I bought a hole punch that would punch out a small hole. It is pretty easy.

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Re: cooking with mr.buddy heater
« Reply #355 on: Nov 05, 2016, 06:27 PM »
Bought the paint roller screen for $1.89. Carefully opened up the lips of the sides to cut the screen to right size then replaced sides and hammered flat again. Drilled holes on already bent tabs to mount to top of heater using the MrBuddy screen, then bent the remaining side tabs to right angle to rest on heater screen. Super easy...cheap...and works great.

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Re: cooking with mr.buddy heater
« Reply #356 on: Nov 11, 2016, 05:53 AM »
Just wanted to share.  I've read thru this thread and love the ideas.  I bought the metal roller grid and was able to put on my big buddy heater in minutes.  I'm interested to see how it works this season!  I also read some articles on line on how backpackers bring their cooking gear, as they want to minimize gear being hauled like us.  Saw a interesting set up, a Stanley cook pot, which contains 2 plastic thermal cups, top that is held in place with a retractable handle, which also secures top to pot during transport.  Guy also had a stainless steel cup also with retractable handle which the pot fits into perfectly, and a titanium spork that can attach to the setup.  Great way I think to bring some cooking gear that will fit perfectly on the heater mods and take up very little room!!  I just ordered the cup and spork off Amazon, the Stanley pot set up I found cheapest at Gander.  Will try and post pic when I have all items. 

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Re: cooking with mr.buddy heater
« Reply #357 on: Nov 11, 2016, 07:06 AM »
Most of my pics are not showing up???

I have been using the Stanley Pot for a while, it does work perfectly for me...

Always have piping hot coffee...

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Re: cooking with mr.buddy heater
« Reply #358 on: Nov 11, 2016, 07:57 PM »
Bart, that's the one, sweet!!

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Re: cooking with mr.buddy heater
« Reply #359 on: Nov 15, 2016, 03:22 PM »
Lots of great idea's guys. I built a hardside this year and added a portable buddy last week. I was hesitant to do any mods right out of the box. I purchased the 2 year replacement plan and didn't want to void any warranties. I was seriously contemplating purchasing a new propane stove to replace my old coleman fuel stove and bringing that to cook in the shanty. Then I remembered a cooktop surface I had and thought I could make a shelf of sorts then the trash cans were right there.
 
I can add a 2x6 under the heater to get it closer to the cooktop. Boards on the cans for counter space. I know for certain it will be fine for grill cheese, hot dogs, and soups and even eggs. I'm gonna thaw some mooseburger and try to cook that at the tail end of the week.

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