Inside the tent, place a small section of petroleum absorbent mat in front of the heater and have a rag
available to wipe up any spilled fuel.
Open the air vent (6) on the air vent/primer port two to three turns. If air vent is not opened, fuel flow to
heater will stop and the fire will go out.
Rotate the burner control (7) up or down as needed to position the indicator arrow (8) on setting # 5 of the
burner rate indicator scale (9).
Open the fuel shut-off valve (1) by rotating the valve handle so that the handle is parallel to the fuel hose.
Take a short length of tissue (10) and roll it tightly into a ball. Place the ball of paper on top of the heater
near the edge of the sight glass (11).
Lift the sight glass (11) slightly and move it off to one side.
Priming The SHS With An External Fuel Supply. Place a section of petroleum absorbent material
under the priming valve (12) located on the fuel hose.
Open the priming valve (12) on the fuel hose slightly and fill the small stainless steel cup provided on the
fuel hose with fuel. Be sure to direct the opening of the priming valve directly down into the cup to avoid
splashing and/or spilling of fuel.
Pour the priming fuel into the base of the burner. Use two cups of priming fuel in extremely cold
Wipe the remaining fuel from the cup with the tissue prepared previously and place it near the sight glass
Light and operate the heater as detailed in the previous section of this work package entitled Lighting the
After use, shut the heater down as detailed in the section entitled Shutdown.