I was at Dunham’s Sports today, getting softball cleats and gear for the brats when, of course, I accidentally stepped into the guns and outdoor gear section. I don’t know how I got turned around, but I did…
Coincidentally, I found two more magazines for MP5-22. Sweet! Then I noticed and entire rack of various heaters on sale. I have been in the market for years, so I took a gander. I found this one for half off and decided to get it:
When I got home, loaded up my new magazines, and decided to check out my new toy, it had all kinds of warnings against using the product indoors (inside the effing box!). Damn it. That was my intent. I have a 500 gallon propane tank and keep about 30 little green bottles at all times. I wanted this to heat one small room (10×12) in an emergency. That won’t do my family any good if we’re all dead from depleted oxygen and elevated levels of CO2 and CO. Poop.
So, I started digging to find out the difference between this type of heater and the “indoor friendly” propane heaters. It turns out that catalytic heaters (you know, the one I compared this one to and opted against because this one put out more BTU’s…), catalytic heaters use a platinum tip to create the heat, versus reburning the propane, which seems to be what happens with this one. So, now I’m still in the market for a usable indoor heater, which can “safely” heat one small room in the dead of winter during an emergency, using propane cans I already have.
For those who have a propane pig in their yard or a 20 lb can or two, you may want to look into getting one of these, in case the zombie pockeylipse happens.