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New product promises to keep campers warm as temperatures drop
Dressing appropriately is paramount when planning a cold-weather outdoor trip or activity. But a new, portable heater promises to warm you up when the temperatures drop.
The HeatMate 5200 Portable Alcohol Heater from Contoure offers an efficient, safe source of heat that doubles as a stove when the lid is removed. With 5,200 BTUs of heat, it's a good option for outdoor camping, tailgating, fishing or hunting.
At just over 5 pounds, it's lightweight and has a carrying strap making it convenient to transport.
The HeatMate uses environmentally-friendly alcohol for fuel and is spill-proof. It can be turned upside down without leaking and the fire can easily be put out with water.
When the top is removed, it also can serve as a stove, promising to boil a quart of water in under 10 minutes.
The HeatMate 5200 retails for about $170 dollars.