Open-Source Blueprints Encourage Building Tent-Safe Heaters for Unhoused People

A Portland, Oregon-based entity known as HeaterBloc has released open-source blueprints with easy-to-follow instructions (in various languages) on building tent-safe heaters to distribute to people living without adequate shelter. Made with affordable and accessible components, they can be used for heating and cooking, and cost about $7 each to put together. The units are safe for use inside tents and other forms of shelter for …

Lava Heaters

The next-gen outdoor heater

An answer to the ubiquitous “mushroom” outdoor heaters, Lava recently introduced their pyramid-shaped heaters to the States. The big advantage, other than its striking European-designed looks, is ambient heat that radiates from the sides for better 360-degree warming. To achieve this safely, borosilicate glass tube contains the propane-powered flame while a wire screen on the outside remains safe to touch. Made from powder-coated steel (available …

Dyson Hot

A revolutionary space heater from the U.K.'s leading appliance producer

James Dyson has been turning appliances into art since launching his bright pink G-Force vacuum cleaner in 1983. Never ceasing to innovate, the eponymous line has grown to include several styles of vacuums, hand dryers, fans and now, a heater. The Dyson Hot draws on the technology used in the bladeless Air Multiplyer Fan, passing a stream of air over an airfoil-shaped ramp. Surrounding air …