How To Heat The Inside Of A Tent In Winter?

Do not be discouraged by the cold when winter is coming if you want to plan a beautiful walk, finishing with a wonderful night of camping.

If you have everything that you like, it’s not only possible to camp every month of the year, but it can also be very comfortable. You can sleep comfortably in the mountains and in the coldest nights with the right equipment.

In the other side, you can still find it difficult to keep you warm when night temperatures are too low, since you have highest quality thermal bags or isols and even your favorite pair of pilous socks.

It may be helpful for you in such cases, where evenings freeze, to find ways to heat up your tabernacle so that you can sleep well without cold dying.

There are various ways to heat your tents, and some may be a small risk, but it’s not impossible that you can do so safely if you take the right precautions.

How to heat the inside of a tent?

Electric heaters and their alternatives:

Electric Heater
Electric Heater

The most fast way to heat the interior of the shelter overnight is to put a small electric heater inside your tent. Some of these heaters, on the other hand, need a power outlet that is usually only available in cars and passenger cars.

Our solution is: if you want an electric heater to be with you and do not have access to an electric outlet, you just need a small electrical generator or a power inverter to link the heater, it is sufficient. Plugged also in the battery in your vehicle.

However, during your camping trip, this solution needs to be transported and installed. But you can find small electric heaters on the market from many major brands such as DeLonghi, Lasko, and Holmes if you believe this is the right option for you and your needs.

Hot air generators also operate on propane, which can be transported and used more easily in a tent. They emit CO2, on the other hand, which means that they are tougher than electrical heaters. Therefore, it is important to keep you well aware of their use before you buy them and use them during your camping nights.

However the carbon pollution from the generators should not be a concern for you if the ventilation is proper and is normally integrated in the interior of most tents; however, it is essential to always be careful.

If you’re too concerned about asphyxiation, you still have the option to open your tent while the propane generator is running: yes, some of the heat will go away but you’re sure that your tents are air circulating well and above all, you can sleep peacefully.

Furthermore, there are propane-free heaters on the market intended for use in a tent. The brands Coleman and Mr. Heater make most of these radiators.

These heaters are catalytic: thus, without flame, they generate heat. However, you can never forget to turn it off before you go to sleep when you choose this heating system.

It is good to turn them on for one or two hours before you go to bed and turn them away as soon as you feel that the air is warm enough for your comfort inside your tent. If required, the next morning, when you wake up, you can always turn it back.

Heat your tent with a lantern:


Another efficient way to heat your camp without electric heater discomfort and the chance of propane heaters is by lanterns.

This is an object where a burning candle must be put. The flaming candle is inside an enclosure of glass that will give you light and will be able to “increase the temperature of your tent to ten degrees if it is not freezing cold outward.

As this is an open flame, of course, it should be treated carefully and carefully and should never sleep with your still lit lantern. Before going to sleep like catalytic heaters, it’s best to put your candle out.

So, before you go to bed, your lantern should be light inside your tent to ensure you have a safe, comfortable and inviting indoor climate. It is important to blow your candle out until you are put in your sleeping bag.

Lighting a fireplace on sandy soil:

Lighting a fireplace on sandy
Lighting a fireplace on sandy

It could be worth building a fire pit for yourself, if you are going to camp in a sandy area and have some time to heat your tente! Be alert, we advise you to ask in advance if there can be a fire at your campsite, as not all wild spots are appropriate to light a fire and you might be fine for guards for violating the law. This is because you do not want to fire the forest unintendedly and disturb any wildlife.

You must first start a fire to use this heating system. To do that well, grab a 10 to 15 cm deep circle in the dirt. Arrange the fire’s other stones so they don’t unhappily spread. Go fuel your fire with some dry wood, and lighten it with paper or fire starter. Finally, you can have about 20 stones on the fire and dig a hole in the ground between 50 cm and 1 meter in depth, while they are charging with heat.

If the stones reach the temperature you like, throw them into the hole you dug and cover them with a small amount of sand. Make sure you don’t burn your hands with stones. Using your shovel to dig the above holes to move them.

Then you must position your tent above the fireplace. Thus, by the flow of heat from the stones, your tent will heat up, and for a long time in the night.

It is very important, since the heat from the stems could snuff the floor of your tents, that the stones are well buried in the ground and most notably well covered with sand.

In this heating device, sand also plays a major role. Indeed, it helps heat to rise to the surface more quickly by transiting the grain compared to the earth thanks to its consistency. And this will make it much more comfortable for your tent night.

Fill a non-plastic bottle with boiling water:

Just before going to bed, fill a bottle with boiling water to keep it cool.

When your water boils, fill it in a (not plastic) bottle and put it near your feet on the bottom of your bedding bag. Like a hot water bottle, the hot air diffuses from the bottom of the body to the top of the bottle to maintain the temperature adequate. Tip: bring the socks together!

Make sure that you do not sleep directly with your chest from a heat source, as it could overheat this part of your body and thereby evaporate the naturally present water in your internal organs. Therefore, this bottle should be placed at your feet. Be careful, as this flake should burn to a number of degrees if you fall asleep, that you do not have direct contact with your bloody skin. For several months or even, your entire life may remain the after effects and scars from such a burn. It’s not that pleasant to have seen it. The frozen effect of soil beef in a hot pot is slow to treat!

Finally, and of course, you don’t drink the boiling water in your glass except your tea-filled thermos. Also, it is vital that the hot water, even if it is cooled, is not drunk in a plastic bottle.

Use hot stones:

Hot Stones
Hot Stones

This is a meager advice and a great and true solution for warming your tent, done correctly.

Although it takes more or less time to heat the stones rather than water, the hot stone concept remains more or less the same as the water in a glass.

But above all, hot stones take more time to cool than the water in your flask and therefore keep the interior of your tent for a longer duration at a good temperature.

Reduce the volume of your tent as much as possible:

If your tents contain less air, their capacity will be decreased, so heating will be easier: the more air it contains, the more time it will take to achieve the optimal heat level.

For this purpose attempt to minimize your tent volume (some tents can be adjusted with this feature), or purchase a smaller tent and the root problem will be solved.

Remember that humidity is synonymous with freshness:

You will reduce the moisture and condensation that will develop and build within your camp when your tent has been well ventilated. This will make the body and tents dry and keep the temperatures in the cabin higher overnight.

In the other hand, it’s best not to sweat, so if you wake up and you find yourself sweating by the middle of the night, remove any layers of clothing to keep you dry. The ideal is to keep the temperature inside your tente constantly, but not too high so that the heat does not suffer any more and the winter cold does not cause them to suffer.

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