Water Heaters That Run on Cars for Camping

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Water Heaters That Run on Cars for Camping
Your car can be a source of hot water while you're camping out. (camping image by Colin Buckland from Fotolia.com)

There is a great deal of camping equipment available to make the experience less labour intensive. One type of convenience that is quite practical, especially for families camping with young children, is a portable water heater that plugs into a car's cigarette lighter. These devices provide quick and easy heating of water for washing dishes or hands, for cooking, or for making hot beverages. There are expensive, high-capacity heaters and inexpensive, small car kettles. Portable water heating units allow families to heat water quickly and safely and free up more time for outdoor fun.

Coleman Hot Water On Demand

The Coleman Hot Water On Demand Portable Water Heater has a five-gallon collapsible tank, pump, faucet, and heater. The unit has a rechargeable 6-volt battery that can be recharged in a car. Water temperature heats to 37.8 degrees C in less than five seconds; and the unit has a temperature-control dial that can be set at up to 71.1 degrees C. The unit is self contained for easy storage and weighs 11.3 Kilogram. At £155.90, this water heater frees up time on camping trip and is well worth the investment.

Waeco PerfectKitchen Car Kettle

The Waeco PerfectKitchen car kettle heats .75 litres of water, using a 12-volt battery that plugs directly into a car cigarette lighter. The kettle has a one-meter cable, an automatic shut-off, and was recommended in the 2007 Awards Issue of "Practical Caravan." This handy unit costs £47.10, weighs less than two pounds, and is an affordable way to heat a small amount of water on camping trips.

Wagan Tech Carpot

The Wagan Tech Carpot Water Heater is the perfect, budget-friendly option for boiling water or other liquids on long car rides or camping trips. The 595gr. capacity kettle plugs into a car cigarette lighter and boils water in less than 15 minutes. This device is a simple option for those who need to heat a small amount of water, milk, tea, or coffee for drinking. The unit sells for £9.70, has a metal clip for attachment to a car door, and weighs just 1.36 Kilogram.

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