There were several things that I learned while using this heater...
- It works very well and we didn't need to sit too close to feel the warmth. It kept my kitchen comfortable. It sat about 6ft away from the kitchen table and we could all feel the warm air.
- I went through the small propane tanks pretty quickly. I used 3 of the canisters, with the heat setting on high, in the 2 days that we used it. I didn't have it on constantly only when we were cooking and eating meals, but in an emergency I would definitely ration the propane for essential heating only.
- It didn't smell and was quiet to use. I also need to store more D batteries to be able to use the fan option on the heater. That really did heat the room faster.
- The heater didn't like to light when I turned it on. I had to clean the small wick piece every time I turned it back on.
Find this heater online, in big box stores, and emergency preparedness retailers.