Cooking in the woods, beach or up in a mountain is never been easy since you have your own backpacking/camping stove in handy. There are few types of fuel that available in the market to ignite the stove. But, if you are prefer to use liquid fuel for backpacking or camping, follow these few simple safety tips to make sure you have a joyful camping and not a scary one. Safety First!
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- If you are setting up the cooking stove for your camping trip, carry it separately from your fuel, stove and lastly your food. So you keep you food from fuel contamination in your camping. Carrying it separately also make you easier and preventing low back pain.
- The teenagers, that love to go camping, please consult the adults or read the guideline or manual on how to use the liquid fuel backpacking stove. In a family camping trip, make sure the adults are present all of the time if the young one want to help with the set up work.
- If necessary, make sure there is no clogging or debris that visible around the fitting of the camping stove. Wipe it or remove it gently to make sure that the flame can be created safely when you are start cooking.
- Manufacturing company has a guideline and you will see which fuel that suitable for you camping trip. Liquid fuel camping stove is suitable most in any condition, but make sure the emission from the flame is controllable and not affecting the quality of your food. Also to remember that only use the fuel that recommended by the stove manufacturer.
- Make sure that you read the expiration date in your fuel canister, so you are not using the expired gas. Expired gas is nothing good to you and your food, so just discard it after couple of years or when it reached the expiration date and replace it.
- Fill the camping stove with liquid fuel in a correct and safe manner. The fuel cap must be always close when the stove is hot or if it is next to one open flame. If you want to refill it, do it in an open space and not in anywhere closer from an open fire.
- If you suspect there is a leak or you smell the gas before you turning the stove on, do not use your stove yet or ignite any fire. Fix the leak before you start cooking to prevent from explosion happening.
- Use the stove that using liquid fuel in an open area full with air ventilation because you do want to avoid the carbon monoxide poisoning. Cooking in open space is safer than you cook in a tent or in your automobile.
- The empty fuel container or the extra fuel containers need to be placed far from flame because it is high risk for explosion
- If you’re done cooking, make sure it is completely cool before you want to clean it or packing it.