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Mylar tarps for insulation
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Rainbow 
Somewhere a few weeks back I asked re using Mylar tarps for insulation, hanging over the window walls of my minivan. Can't find that post now but was surprised I got no response. (I seem to lack practical knowledge about most everything. Usually someone jumps in to point that out!)

Just watched Bob's two very helpful videos re how to stay warm in vehicles. I never was inclined to buy a Buddy Heater and glad I did not, though I know some of you love them.

In a vehicle bigger than my minivan I would go for the Wave 3. I can't fit a big round Coleman burner into my space but I have a Gas One Dual Fuel one burner with the splatter guard. Found the layers of heavy aluminum foil idea interesting for keeping heat from rising to ceiling, though in a minivan there is not that much height.

I did a bit of research and found that Mylar is flammable and the fumes are toxic. Guess it might be ok on one wall away from the stove, but not anywhere near it.

In a comment below the "stove as heater video" someone said local firefighters told them aluminum is also flammable. I just checked EHow. If alum touches the heating element it is flammable. And if it melts, sayanara to the Coleman burner.

Just something to be aware of if you use the alum foil cover per the video. Bob's been doing it forever, I'm sure he knows how to adjust it so there is no danger of melting.
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Tracker School, NJ
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(12-06-2017, 10:00 AM)Kathleen Wrote: . Bob's been doing it forever, I'm sure he knows how to adjust it so there is no danger of melting.

Part of the "magical powers" Bob talked about in his videos
"Having the gumption to live different and the sense to let everybody else live different.  That's the hardest thing, hands down." --- Alice Venable Middleton
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(12-06-2017, 03:24 PM)Thirsty Boots Nomad Wrote: Part of the "magical powers" Bob talked about in his videos

Tongue Bob's got plenty of magical powers. Hoping some of them will rub off at the Q!
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