So yesterday my old (bought in probably 2005), Mr. Heater Portable Buddy heater, the model most folks want to call the Little Buddy, or just Buddy heater, died a violent and miserable death, and all because of an unforseen structural failure. Mind you I can't complain, this heater has kept me warm in my unheated garage workshop, in tents, deer blinds, and campers now for I guess 13+ years. I was going through my storage totes, trying to get things packed away in a more efficient manner, reduce wasted space so that I could get it all stowed neatly in totes in the garage for quick grab & go, without having to climb into the attic. I grabbed the buddy heater, which was the old style with the fixed handle, not the newer hinged handle style, when I had the heater fully out of the tote and moving to my workbench to set it down and dig on the other devices, the handle simply came disconnected from the heater, and the heater came crashing down to my concrete shop floor leaving the handle in my hands. As it made contact with the concrete, the plastics on the bottom of the heater turned out to be surprisingly brittle, and the whole bottom, of fuel bottle side of the heater more or less exploded into little bits of plastic shrapnel everywhere on the floor. Now I have watched enough of the youtube RV channels to know that the new model Portable Buddy heaters aren't nearly as reliable as the version I had. The newer ones under regular use seem to last only about 2 years, where as my old one was coming up on the 14th winter of use soon... The big issue I see with the new ones is the control knob / gas valve is known to fail, a LOT on them. This begs the question. It's not like the market for portable propane indoor safe unvented heaters is exactly saturated. For the time being, my intent is to camp in tents until the truck is done, and then truck shell camping until the pop up is ready... Is it worth getting a new model Portable Buddy? The Olympic Wave heater is another popular option, but they tend toward lower BTU outputs, and much higher prices. But are they more relaible and worth it?