Danny Recommends: Mr. Heater
Every so often we dip our toes into a series called Danny Recommends:, posts that tip you off to the stuff that I…you know. The recommendations might be products for use in your ministry, resources that will help you develop leaders around you, or just fun stuff that you need. Want. Whatever. I have a full list of recommended books and such over at the Reading List, but these posts will go into further detail. For other posts in the series, check out the link at the bottom.
Depending on what area of the country you’re in, you’re still in the icy grip of winter. (Except for those of us in North Carolina, who switch between short sleeves and pontoon boats these days, depending on the hour.)
But if it’s even a little bit cold and you’re even a little bit committed to having a First-Time Guest tent outside and you have even a little bit of pushback from icy-veined volunteers, you need an outdoor heater. We’ve used the tall patio-style heaters before, but those are nearly impossible to use at a mobile campus. For portability and storability, you’re going to want to get yourself a Mr. Heater.
Let’s do some full disclosure disclaimers right here for lawsuit reasons: never use a propane heater indoors, keep it away from children, don’t put it near flammable materials, no marshmallow roasting unless you plan to share, and never feed it after midnight.
I like Mr. Heater’s “Double Tank Top,” which sounds and awful lot like something you’d wear when you want to look casual but like like layers. It’s easy to set up, easy to transport, and it does the job. Plus, our volunteer teams at one campus have lovingly nicknamed their heater Wall-E, for obvious reasons:
Another disclaimer: this little doo-dad will not heat a large area. It’s intended to warm volunteers in the immediate vicinity. Also, too much wind has been known to knock out the flame.
Keep your volunteers on their toes while keeping their toes toasty.
Disclaimer: FTC watchdogs will probably want to know that the vendors listed / linked above did not ask for this endorsement, nor did they provide me with free swag in order to do so. I’m just a really satisfied fan who wants to let you know about helpful things. I only promote items that have benefitted me and that I believe will benefit you. So there.