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Old 01-30-2006, 03:25 PM   #21
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I know of a person that almost died from a smouldering electric blanket.....she`d passed out from the smoke and if her husband hadn`t returned home from partway to work because he forgot his work keys, she would have been gone...she spent about 2 months in hospital because of the smoke and heat in her lungs,....I`ve used an electric blanket to pre heat a bed at our cottage in the winter but always pulled the plug before retiring....Benny
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Old 01-30-2006, 08:53 PM   #22
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Electric blanket would be another possibility. Might be a good idea to install a smoke alarm or two. They don't cost all that much.

Problem is; in the winter we beat feet big time for rays. Oregon and Northern California just don't cut it. Our camping experience would be pull in about 11:30 pm, sleep for a few winks and pull out about 4:30 am. There aren't many campgrounds that cater to our needs. Usually in the winter we have found most closed and the few still open aren't interested in making a deal after 9 or 10 pm.

Several times we have been stopped in the Siskou's (mountain range in southern Oregon) overnight waiting for the highway patrol to open the road due to snow, ice or slides. I'm sure a little propane fireplace would be kind-of cheerful on such an occasion.

Not a done deal yet. I hadn't considered an electric blanket. I've never used one. And I wasn't aware there was a smoke hazard in using them. But I can understand with repeated folding as you would do in a camper, internal wire strands could break, cause a high resistance and a hot spot.
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Old 01-31-2006, 09:41 PM   #23
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Gina reports that there is a definite smoke/fire hazard with electric blanket if it's improperly used by placing something on top of it (or letting it clump up, I would guess).

I prefer a good sleeping bag as backup to my propane heater which is backup to my electric cube heater.
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Old 01-31-2006, 10:14 PM   #24
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I actually HAD to resort to my electric blanket this weekend. One of my children got ill on my sleeping bag, so I had to make up a "Real" bed, with sheets and stuff. I only had the blanket and nothing else. Not warm enuff even with the heater going.

The blanket I have detects hot spots.. Like when the dog decides to join you when you are not looking, and it shuts itself off.

I had to turn it on several times during the nite, move the dog off and try to COVER her, but she always migrated back to the top..

It shut off each time tho.
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Old 02-01-2006, 06:07 PM   #25
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Well Gina you need a dog like mine. When she was about 12 weeks old she managed to climb up onto the bed and crawled under the covers between us all the way down to our feet. We were concerned at first that she would sufocate but its now 10 years later she's still fine. For those of you who might say Eww I'd never let my pet under the covers, I didn't have much of a choice in the matter. She trained me to lift the covers for her in my sleep. I kid you not, my wife has watched me do it and questioned me in the AM. No idea at all.
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I was surprised to watch this subject develop into a two page topic, but the downside of it all is to see it finally go to the dogs.

Just kidding!!
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Old 02-02-2006, 06:39 AM   #28
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I was surprised to watch this subject develop into a two page topic, but the downside of it all is to see it finally go to the dogs.

Just kidding!!
Topic titled Propane Fireplace suddenly becomes "Two Dog Night."
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Old 02-02-2006, 01:28 PM   #29
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OK while we are on the topic of heating with gas and dogs...shall we talk about venting now?
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Old 02-02-2006, 01:45 PM   #30
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OK while we are on the topic of heating with gas and dogs...shall we talk about venting now?
I often get into trouble when I vent.
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Old 02-02-2006, 03:37 PM   #31
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Just looking through this topic to see how many flames I'm getting for the 'dog' comment and noticed on a flip-through something about a 'cat' heater.

Now I don't have anything against cats, but a cat heater? for heating cats? does this have something to do with cats in heat?

OK, I'll go to my room now.
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Old 02-02-2006, 07:46 PM   #32
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We have several cat heaters, they work very well on cold nights. The colder it is the more that pile on the bed. Sometimes there is no room left for us. I don't think they would enjoy camping though.

Seriously thought I have these bookmarked;
http://www.marinestove.com/
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We have several cat heaters, they work very well on cold nights. The colder it is the more that pile on the bed. Sometimes there is no room left for us. I don't think they would enjoy camping though.
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Old 02-03-2006, 11:39 AM   #34
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The latest in cat heaters.
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I asked my friend where he was born. He asked "What difference does that make?"

I wanted to know if he was a Yankee or a Southerner.

He then said, "If a cat has kittens in an oven, will you call them biscuits?"
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Old 02-03-2006, 03:06 PM   #36
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What's this I hear about cat eaters? I'll show you a real cat eater! Oh.............NEVER MIND!
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Old 02-05-2006, 01:29 AM   #37
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I DO have the perfect spot for such a thing, in the dead space below the closet where my current cat heater resides.

I would have to give up my nifty bed table tho.

Did some one say dog heaters we had TWO in the house last night.i keep the window open keeps room aired out. the BOSTON TERRIER FARTS TO OFTEN. jade just puts up with the bed think untial we get to sleep then off to her own bed. Solid fuel is the way to go if u have a dutch oven.u have the fuel on hand. we used a TINY TOT WITH SOLID FUELS(coal/ charcole ) FOR YEAR ABOARD BOAT.I CAN TELL U SOME GOOD SEA STORIES.ABOUT COOKING WITH SOLID FUEL IN ROUGHT WEATHER.racing around the channel islands. ice & snow on deck. dry & warm below. all is warm in the washburn household to night .makes me think a tiny tot would go good in THE broken egg. for my winter fish ing trips. the colman lamp worked good at 8500 ft jade & i used our body heat the first night.DAD got the lamp out for the rest of the week Jade moved to the floor.paula stayed home,the smart 1 porpane is clean. but u will go through it fast LEE
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