How to Heat a Tent with Candle | Camapingworld

As winter sets in and the temperature drops, many people are looking for ways to stay warm. One popular way is by using a camping stove or even an electric heater. But there is another option that many people do not know about: how to heat a tent with candles. Yes, you read correctly—candles can be used as an alternative method of heating your tent!

Below is a detailed guide on how to use candles to keep your space warm and cozy during the coldest months of the year!

How to heat a tent with candles

First, you will want to choose the type of candle that best suits your needs. This could be something like votives or tea lights—or even a single pillar candle if you are using it as an alternative source of light (if not, we recommend getting multiple smaller ones).

Next, find out how many hours until sunset for where you live and divide this number by three. If there is still daylight left after this time period has passed then start lighting the candles in intervals so they don’t go all at once!

Try spacing them every hour or two; although again this depends on what size they are. For instance, one large candle can be lit for a few hours while three small candles might only last an hour.

The size of the flame on a candle will also be an important factor when trying to determine how long it can last. Generally, there are three different sizes for candles – small, medium, and large. The amount of time that each one lasts is as follows:

Small candles typically burn for about two hours; Medium-sized ones usually go up to four hours if not left unattended or constantly lit; Large ones could potentially last from five to eight hours depending on whether they are continually burning or being used intermittently.

An alternative option which is sometimes used by campers and those who have power sources at their campsite would be to use propane heaters or camping stoves that run on other fuels such as liquid fuel, kerosene, white gas (Coleman), unleaded gasoline, diesel oil, or biodiesel/diesel blends.

Pros
  • Heat quickly and provide some light so you don’t have to worry about your tent getting too dark in case something unexpected happens like losing power while camping out at night.
  • They are inexpensive and easy to find, even if you don’t have any other supplies in your emergency kit, you can always rely on a candle as an option for heating things up!
Cons
  • They don’t provide much warmth and if you are using them as an emergency light source, they can be a safety hazard because the flame is exposed to oxygen in the air which creates more heat.

Safety Precautions

When using a candle to heat your tent, be sure that you use the following safety precautions: NEVER leave an unattended burning candle and make sure that there are no flammable materials near where you will need light in case of emergency.

NEVER touch or move any materials if they could catch fire from a nearby flame because this can become dangerous quickly. DO NOT get too close to candles while lighting them as well before thinking about how it might affect other people around you!

Lastly, ALWAYS keep children away from flames so they don’t start exploring with their hands when they see something interesting going on! If kids come up and want to stick their fingers out into the flame then tell them  to please not do that and explain how it can burn them.

Tip: If it’s really cold where you are camping out at night, use your candle lanterns or candles with chimneys that allow some of the heat from the candle to escape.

Also, Ensure that the flame is not near combustible materials such as paper or clothing so that they do not catch fire – this also goes for using candles around children or pets.

Myths about Candles: Using them excessively will cause death by suffocation due to lack of oxygen from over-burning them (not true). The myths arise because when people use their mouths instead of their lungs to attempt breathing because every time someone exhales carbon dioxide it removes some amount of oxygen from the air.