Mr. Heater Buddy Heater



The Mr Heater Buddy is one of those gadgets you don't…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $85


The Mr Heater Buddy is one of those gadgets you don't really need, but you will be glad you bought it if you camp in cold weather. It just may save your relationship... or at least prevent a late night hotel check in. And most important it has fantastic safety features!


  • Warm your cold camping bones!
  • Safety!!!
  • Easy to use


  • A little pricey
  • Fuel container not recyclable

Recently, we had a fall camping trip planned to do some hiking and mountain biking and the forecast was calling for below freezing temps. Jules was ready to back out until I laid our relationship on the line by promising to keep her warm. Of course, our love alone would provide plenty of warmth, but I had a trick up my sleeve too. My old Mr. Heater sunflower heater from the ice fishing days. A perfect plan, what could go wrong right?

Well, there was the fact that I had gotten rid of the old heater. That was a bit of a problem. But every problem does have a solution… I’d just buy a new one! When I shared my back-up plan with Jules she liked the heat part of it but thought safety might be a problem. Hmmm, does every problem really have a solution?


Bottom Line: 5 out of 5 flames. A safe and very portable indoor/outdoor heater. Easy to start. Uses the same 1 lb. fuel cylinder as most other camp gear. The Mr. Heater Buddy is a great addition to your “glamping” gear.


A more in-depth review can be found on my blog TrailPotato if you want more info, but suffice it to say that it is awesome!

The specs:

    • 4,000-9,000 BTUs (heats up to 200 sq ft)
    • Safety Shut Off
    • Dimensions:  9 x 14.2 x 14.4 inches
    • Uses 1 lb. cylinder (same as my camp stove etc.)
B. Frost

i almost bought one from Big 5 for $129.00 then found one $50 less thru works great!

2 years ago

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