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.

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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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