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How many BTU's?

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I believe...... a two mantel coleman puts out about 4000 BTU's. The new coleman single propane puts out alot of heat. Mabey even 7000 BTU's. The single "sock" mantel is much larger than the double mantel. The mantel is long.
And depending on the canvas color.... and sunshine... a cold day in the sun can still warm a small house. I have a fish trap pro. A coleman will keep it reasonably warm unless you encounter heavy wind. But then I move around , even if the fish are bitting. I just keep hunting new schools...
Keep warm fellas..... Oh ! and throw back the big ones.......Now thats interesting. whats a big crappie anymore?
Alrighty then.
Crappie Todd

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I have a fish trap guide. I use a coleman lantern to provide heat and light. It takes the chill out of the air but is a hassle to bring with and take care of.

After reading all the good things of the Princeton lights I decided I would try them. However I need to heat the trap.

Does anyone know roughly how many BTU's a lantern puts out?

More importantly what would be a good replacement for heat. I have read problems with the Buddy's and am a little suspicious of them blowing out now.


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Chadly, I've had a buddy heater since last season and fish out of a 2 man Eskimo. I recommend it! It has blown out a couple times but its a minor compared to breathing sunflower fumes and listening to them hiss at you. I agree with you on the coleman route. I had to put new mantels on again last night. Seems like every time you use it you have to put new ones on and replace a globe once a year to boot! I used a headlight last night and was surprised at how handy it was...until the bulb burnt out:-(

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I have a Trap II, forerunner to your Guide. I heat it with a Coleman Black Cat, which puts out 4,000 btus. That's warm enough to about zero, but then not warm enough. I have a Coleman Northstar single mantle propane lantern that puts out at least half again as much heat as the Cat. I've run them both full blast when it's really cold, but man do I get a headache from the fumes. frown.gif

Now I have the headlamp, so don't need the lantern, and love leaving that hassle behind. Don't know what I'll do when it's seriously cold and I want to fish. Guess I'll get a Buddy. Been looking at them a couple years, never seem to want to part with the $75 when they're on clearance.

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