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Old 12-08-2017, 05:29 PM   #1
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Will the little buddy heat up a 6󬝴 box blind, or should I get the bigger portable buddy?

Little says it'll heat 100sf and the bigger one says 200sf

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Old 12-08-2017, 05:32 PM   #2
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Mine will burn you out of the box!


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Old 12-08-2017, 05:32 PM   #3
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yes, little buddy will heat it.
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Old 12-08-2017, 05:34 PM   #4
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Mine will burn you out of the box!


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The little one?

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Old 12-08-2017, 05:36 PM   #5
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yes, little buddy will heat it.
Good to know! I bought the last one wal-mart had!
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Old 12-08-2017, 05:36 PM   #6
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The little one?

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Yep. I can抰 recall the last time I ran it on high. Always on low.


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Old 12-08-2017, 05:40 PM   #7
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The little one?

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I have never used the little buddy heater, but the portable buddy has kept me warm in single digit weather.

This is the one I recommend....

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Old 12-08-2017, 05:42 PM   #8
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Actually I don抰 know if I have the little or big one. I bought it years ago and didn抰 really pay attention to different sizes. I just grabbed one. Lol.




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Old 12-08-2017, 05:43 PM   #9
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I have a 5x7x8 and on low that the little Buddy heater will heat it up on low as well
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Old 12-08-2017, 05:44 PM   #10
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Actually I don抰 know if I have the little or big one. I bought it years ago and didn抰 really pay attention to different sizes. I just grabbed one. Lol.


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This is the little buddy...
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Old 12-08-2017, 05:45 PM   #11
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This is the little buddy...


Ahhhhh. Nope I guess I have the Mr. Heater Buddy. The big one you carry with a handle.


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Old 12-08-2017, 05:47 PM   #12
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Yep. I can抰 recall the last time I ran it on high. Always on low.


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This. Have never had it on high.
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Old 12-08-2017, 05:47 PM   #13
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They have a Mr. Heater Big Buddy as well. So I guess there are 3 sizes.


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Old 12-08-2017, 05:48 PM   #14
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I have a Little Buddy and a Portable Buddy. I recommend the Portable Buddy. You can always run it on low. The Little Buddy does not have any adjustments and sometimes I. bigger blinds I wish I had brought my Portable Buddy.
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Old 12-08-2017, 05:49 PM   #15
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I got a big buddy heater for my 5x9x8. Don't have to change bottles as often because it runs on 2 bottles. 12 hour run time on low.
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Old 12-08-2017, 05:52 PM   #16
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I'll find out in the morning if the little buddy will heat up the blind.....Just picked one up today.
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Old 12-08-2017, 06:02 PM   #17
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Well, I got the little buddy. I'll find out in the morning as well. Thanks for the advice!

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Old 12-08-2017, 06:03 PM   #18
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Love my Mr Buddy heater. Kept my son and i warm enough to take our coats off in 21 degree weather at Buff抯 youth hunt last year. Warmed up one of his big built box blinds on low no problemo


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Old 12-08-2017, 06:04 PM   #19
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The little buddy will have a hard time keeping up in that size of blind. You will not freeze but do not plan on being toasty if it is in the 20s or low 30s. The little buddy does not have a high and low just one setting. The one Skinny referenced will work in most conditions and stands.
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Old 12-08-2017, 06:35 PM   #20
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Have the Mr Buddy and have to turn it off and on. It gets pretty hot in a 4X4 box blind.
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Old 12-08-2017, 06:37 PM   #21
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Heck yes you will be roasting marshmallows in there


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Old 12-08-2017, 06:43 PM   #22
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I got the portable buddy in my 4x8. Matter of fact I’m in the blind now with it on. Waiting on hogs to show.
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Old 12-08-2017, 06:57 PM   #23
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I got the big buddy in mine, i don’t like being cold.
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Old 12-08-2017, 07:11 PM   #24
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Should be comfortable. It’s finally feeling like hunting season.
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Old 12-08-2017, 07:20 PM   #25
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I have the little buddy and knees down stay cold due to the angle. If I had to do it over again I’d go for the bigger one, flatter and larger element.
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Old 12-08-2017, 07:25 PM   #26
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I was running an old coleman heater in the blind this evening and was sweating inside my jacket (too warm). I have a Little Buddy in a couple other stands and it seems to work just fine.
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Old 12-08-2017, 07:31 PM   #27
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I have never used the little buddy heater, but the portable buddy has kept me warm in single digit weather.

This is the one I recommend....
This is the one I use...it get's plenty warm quick!
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Old 12-08-2017, 08:10 PM   #28
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I had my little buddy in my Krivoman and had to keep tipping it to shut it off. And that was with floor and roof vents open...
But I抦 used to sitting in a tree stand in any weather.
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Old 12-08-2017, 08:16 PM   #29
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I've got an extra if someone wants to buy one.
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Old 12-08-2017, 08:21 PM   #30
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The Mr Heater Buddy that Walmart sells for about $70 is what I use. My one recommendation is to buy the Mr Heater 12 or 15 foot hose that adapts a 20 pound propane cylinder to this heater. Never have to mess with one pound disposable cylinders, and you have a spare 20 pound cylinder for boiling crawfish during the off season. I do keep a spare one pound cylinder on the shelf in the blind. Best money you will spend.
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Old 12-08-2017, 08:35 PM   #31
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If I may piggyback on your thread, does anyone have one of these they want to sell ? It's a Coleman brand.
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Old 12-08-2017, 08:44 PM   #32
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I use a Mr Buddy (the medium one I guess) in my 4x6 and I have to cycle from low to just the pilot light. Usually end up in just a tee shirt at the end of a hunt. I get about 7 hours out of a bottle.
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Old 12-08-2017, 08:45 PM   #33
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I was at Walmart in Canton tonight after work. I wanted the little buddy. There was one on the shelf and someone was looking at it.
They seemed undecided, I asked if they wanted it, they weren抰 sure. I said no problems, if you don抰 want it, I抣l take it.
They still weren抰 sure. I grabbed the Portable Buddy next to it. The lady asked how they worked, i explained it and recommended they grab 2 of the 1lb bottles to go with it.
I grabbed 2 for me and continued shopping
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Old 12-08-2017, 08:49 PM   #34
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I'd get the little buddy. I had a big buddy in a pop up one year and even on low it would have me sweating in 40 degree weather
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Old 12-08-2017, 08:56 PM   #35
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Well, I had bought the little one, but after reading a few of the comments I took it back and got the portable. I don't like to be cold.

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Old 12-08-2017, 09:11 PM   #36
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On a side note, they also warm up poptarts for the kids!!!
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Old 12-08-2017, 09:33 PM   #37
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Tractor Supply used to carry but I have not paid attention recently
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Old 12-08-2017, 09:35 PM   #38
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Got a big buddy and depending on wind i have one window cracked and won't lie nice warm blind with cool air hitting your face can and will knock you out for a while hah
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Old 12-08-2017, 11:33 PM   #39
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I use the mr buddy in my double bull and keep quite toasty on low. I need to get a hose to hook to a 20lb tank. I hate when the 1lb runs out and i have to change while hunting.
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Old 12-08-2017, 11:50 PM   #40
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I don't know about burning me out... when it's cold I layer up and can only feel my heater when I'm close to it. That being said, my stand faces the south so the cold north wind is in my face.

I don't count on it to keep me cozy but I do use it to help keep some heat in.

To me, it's all about layers.
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Old 12-09-2017, 01:36 AM   #41
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We keep one in every stand, with a couple of spares to carry with us.

I wish they had a lower setting between low and pilot, because they will toast you after the blind gets warm
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Old 12-09-2017, 05:53 AM   #42
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My buddy and I have the portable buddy heater in all four of our 6x6 blinds we hunt and that sucker will sweat you out on low with a single shooting window open. I don't see why the Little Buddy won't keep that blind toasty with the same.

Of course if you have a lot of windows open like in a rifle blind or a bow blind with multiple vertical windows, you aren't going to have as much success.
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Old 12-09-2017, 06:15 AM   #43
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I have never used the little buddy heater, but the portable buddy has kept me warm in single digit weather.

This is the one I recommend....
This^^^^^^^^^^ mine is on right now. I'm in a 4x6 rifle blind. I have it set on low. Very comfortable and its in the 20s now
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Old 12-09-2017, 06:45 AM   #44
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Left my tanks in the car overnight. Now it doesn't want to light.
Unfortunate but I did dress in layers. Just in case.
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Old 12-09-2017, 06:53 AM   #45
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Left my tanks in the car overnight. Now it doesn't want to light.
Unfortunate but I did dress in layers. Just in case.
Warm the tanks up by rolling them in your hands for a bit. They will light up
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Old 12-09-2017, 07:08 AM   #46
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Warm the tanks up by rolling them in your hands for a bit. They will light up
I just took it off and stuck in under my jacket. Brrr it was cold!!
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Old 12-09-2017, 07:16 AM   #47
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That's a fact Jack!

I have the Buddy that I use in the blind on cold days. It has a 4000 btu and 8000 btu settings. With the windows open I've only used it on the lower setting. I think I'd be peeling off clothes if I put it on 8000,
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Old 12-09-2017, 07:39 AM   #48
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I got heat now, but the frost is melting off of the inside of the roof..
Oh well.
I was warm except for my toes.
1/2 tempted to take my rubber boots off to thaw my toes out...

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Old 12-09-2017, 07:55 AM   #49
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It depends on how airtight your blind is and what it抯 made out of.

I have a 4x6x6 sheathed with 3/4 plywood. I have (4) deer view 12x24 windows and the door is gasketed.

The Mr Buddy will keep it plenty warm on low down into the low 20s. Anything below that and it has to be on high.

I抳e gone in it when it was 7 and on high it would keep it in the 50s in the blind on high (I have a thermometer in the blind).

The little Buddy is going to struggle much below 30.


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Old 12-09-2017, 07:58 AM   #50
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I have had large one for long time.. have 6x8x6 and have to have it on low. So same thing as a small one. Just turned it on for the 1st time this year. Sweat box now.

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