Mr Heater Portable Buddy Propane Heater Review

Here’s my Mr Heater Portable Buddy propane heater review after spending several cold nights in Colorado followed by some warm nights after I bought my first Mr. Heater portable propane heater. Will it keep you warm. The short answer is maybe, but it sure made my Colorado nights better for sleeping.

Mr Heater - Portable Buddy

Portable Buddy Features

  • Indoor Safe Radiant Propane HeaterMr Heater Portable Buddy Propane Heater
  • Equipped with Safety Shut-down System
  • Provides 115 sq ft of Coverage for up to 5.4 Hours
  • Easy to Use and Install Propane Tanks
  • High and Low Settings
  • Uses 1 lb Propane Cylinder
  • Capable of Attachment to 20 lb Propance Tank

My Experience with the Portable Buddy

I used the Mr Heater Portable Buddy near Telluride, Colorado in late September 2022. The evening temperatures dropped to near 33 degrees F. The daytime temperatures ranged from 60 to 70 degrees with some wind and rain that made things a little more miserable on several days but the days were still nice enough that the heater wasn’t necessary.

It was the evenings with the wind and rain where I appreciated having the Portable Buddy, especially one particular evening when we were setting up the tent in the wind and rain and a lot of gear and clothes were soaked. That’s when I really appreciated having the heat.

The Portable Buddy put out about as much heat as a campfire when on high and it helped dry out my wet clothes.

How I Used the Portable Buddy

In order to save on fuel, and also keep warm, I ran the Portable Buddy for around 1 hour on high, before going to bed, to get the tent warmed up. Running on high for an hour used up about 1/2 of the propane canister.

Before getting into bed, I switched out the canister for a new one and put the heater on low. This would get me about 5 hours of warmth before it ran out of fuel, sometime in the middle of the night.

How I used the Mr Heater Portable Buddy

Probably around 3 am I would wake up cold and switch out the propane canisters, which would last me the remainder of the night.

In the morning, I would switch the heater to high for 15 minutes to really warm the tent up. This worked great but I did use 2.5 canister of propane each night, so make sure you plan ahead.

Final Thoughts

I loved having the Mr Heater Portable Buddy as it was easy to use and put off enough heat to make camping on cold rainy nights much more comfortable, especially in a large tent that I was able to move freely around, even using my laptop to organize the videos of the day before returning home.

I am upgrading to the Mr Heater Big Buddy for the next trip to southwest Colorado, near Telluride, in November this year. I will be using 20 lb propane tanks with the attachments that attach to the Big Buddy, but maybe more important then that, I’ll be upgrading to a 4-season tent.

I will have those reviews up sometime in late November 2022.

Check out the short YouTube video below of my Portable Buddy review.

Mr. Heater F232000 MH9BX Buddy 4,000-9,000-BTU Indoor-Safe Portable Propane Radiant Heater, Red-Black
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Mr. Heater F232000 MH9BX Buddy 4,000-9,000-BTU Indoor-Safe Portable Propane Radiant Heater, Red-Black
  • PORTABLE HEATER: Portable propane heater designed for emergency heat, tents, campers, job sites, porches, decks, garages, tailgates, barns, sheds, ice fishing, hunting blinds, and more
  • HEAT SPACE: Perfect for heating enclosed spaces up to 225 square feet
  • PROPANE GAS: For use with propane gas; Runs off a 1-pound cylinder of propane and can connect directly to a 20 pound cylinder with optional hose and filter
  • FEATURES: Includes Piezo igniter, Accidental tip-over safety shut-off, swivel regulator and fold-down handle, and hi and low heat settings
  • SPECIFICATIONS: 4,000 or 9,000 BTU per hour; Run time (max BTU): 3 hours; Run time (min BTU): 6 hours; Heating technology type: Radiant; Power type: Propane; Indoor safe: Yes; Fuel consumption/burn rate (Gal/Hr): 4,000 BTU = 0.044 gal/hr, at 9,000 BTU = 0.099 gal/hr; Dimensions (L x W x H): 14.25 x 9 x 15 inches; Weight: 10.6 pounds

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18,000 BTU Big Buddy Portable Propane Heater (No Fan)
  • 4, 000, 9, 000, or 18, 000 BTU per hour
  • Heats up to 450 sq. ft.
  • Hi-Med-Low heat settings
  • Automatic low oxygen shut-off system (ODS) and accidental tip-over safety shut-off
  • This unit no longer comes with an included fan assembly or switch

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Kohree 6FT Propane Adapter Hose with Gauge, 1lb to 20lb Stainless Braided Propane Tank Hose Adapter Converter for Coleman Camp Stove, Buddy Heater, Tabletop Grill & More 1lb Portable Appliance
  • 【Saving Your Money】Kohree 6ft long stainless braided propane hose adapter with gauge could help you convert a 1lb propane bottle to a bulk 20lb(5-40lb) LP tank. Not only a 16.4oz tank anymore.
  • 【Versatile & Easy to Use】No tools required, easily connected with hand wheel. This propane tank adapter hose converter is ideal for Weber Q gas grills, Coleman camping stoves, mr HEATERS, portable/tabletop grills & 1lb portable appliances.
  • 【Propane Tank Gauge 】Propane hose with gauge in 3 different colors dial to help you read and monitor the gas levels clearly and easily, and detect dangerous leaks.
  • 【Stainless Steel Braided Hose】6 FT Propane adapter hose made of stainless steel braided with good anti-corrosion & heat resistance, stronger bending, and more durable, also avoids dog bite.
  • 【Safe Propane Hose】CSA certificate ensures air tightness and stability. 1lb Male throwaway cylinder thread CGA600 Outlet x Acme Nut (QCC1).

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Propane Fuel Filter F273699 with Hose Compatible with Mr heater Buddy and Big Buddy, F273699 Fuel Filter with Propane Adapter Hose CSA Certified
  • More Convenient: The Universal Fuel Filter with Hose is for the Portable, Big, and Tough Buddy Heaters in use with a bulk propane cylinder. No need for additional propane adapter hose. Convenient and save your money.
  • For Use With: Filtering Propane Servicing a Source, For Mr heater Buddy and Big Buddy 6351206, 6351207, 6351200, F273701, F273702, F232000, F274800, F23203
  • 6ft Propane Adapter Hose:The hose with a QCC1/Type1 adapter, can connect directly to 20-45 lb propane tanks and ensure air tightness. and ensure air tightness. Allows you to use portable heaters more conveniently, quickly and safely.
  • Professional Quality: Our products use high-quality raw materials. the filter is made of high quality steel. The tube adopts a three-layer structure, the outer layer is rubber, the galvanized steel support, and the inner layer is PVC. The joint is made of Solid brass. The product has passed the CSA professional certification, which is safe and durable.
  •  1 Year Warranty: We provide 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If you have any problem after receiving this item, please don't hesitate to contact us, we resolve all issues in 24 hours.

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