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Camping with butane cookers - are they safe?

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Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:40 pm

What's the safest portable cooker for camping? I've been using butane cookers that are cheap, portable and light. Are these safe? My mate told me that his mate's didn't turn off and leaked gas.


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Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:44 pm

iRory wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:40 pm
What's the safest portable cooker for camping? I've been using butane cookers that are cheap, portable and light. Are these safe? My mate told me that his mate's didn't turn off and leaked gas.
Yes yes. All it takes is a gas leak or a leak and a spark! :( I found this link

https://www.sa.gov.au/topics/energy-and ... ker-safety

...It's an unsafe list of gas stoves. Stoves manufactured before 2015 probably don't meet the standards!!

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A lot of problems come from

1. Not following the manufacturers instructions
2. Ignoring safety
3. Failing to be observant e.g. A camper fails to notice that the canister is running way too hot and is completely unsafe
4. Buying cheap portable butane cookers with an unsafe build quality
5. Using a very old cooker and leaving cans in the sun on a hot day


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Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:36 am

muajamie wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:44 pm
iRory wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:40 pm
What's the safest portable cooker for camping? I've been using butane cookers that are cheap, portable and light. Are these safe? My mate told me that his mate's didn't turn off and leaked gas.
Yes yes. All it takes is a gas leak or a leak and a spark! :( I found this link

https://www.sa.gov.au/topics/energy-and ... ker-safety

...It's an unsafe list of gas stoves. Stoves manufactured before 2015 probably don't meet the standards!!

!shocked
That’s alarming stuff. Thanks.


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Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:38 am

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Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:08 am
A lot of problems come from

1. Not following the manufacturers instructions
2. Ignoring safety
3. Failing to be observant e.g. A camper fails to notice that the canister is running way too hot and is completely unsafe
4. Buying cheap portable butane cookers with an unsafe build quality
5. Using a very old cooker and leaving cans in the sun on a hot day
I completely agree with you. A majority of accidents come from people who are messing around and don’t follow instructions. A fool can make a toothpick dangerous.

Bargain butane cookers that are imported from China with no brand name ring alarm bells.


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iRory wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:38 am
Selbs wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:08 am
A lot of problems come from

1. Not following the manufacturers instructions
2. Ignoring safety
3. Failing to be observant e.g. A camper fails to notice that the canister is running way too hot and is completely unsafe
4. Buying cheap portable butane cookers with an unsafe build quality
5. Using a very old cooker and leaving cans in the sun on a hot day
I completely agree with you. A majority of accidents come from people who are messing around and don’t follow instructions. A fool can make a toothpick dangerous.

Bargain butane cookers that are imported from China with no brand name ring alarm bells.
You don't have to mess around. These things, brand name or not, can leak anytime if the safety shut off valve fails. He should be disengaging the gas cannister from the unit and storing it away from him.


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Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:43 am

iRory wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:40 pm
What's the safest portable cooker for camping? I've been using butane cookers that are cheap, portable and light. Are these safe? My mate told me that his mate's didn't turn off and leaked gas.
Clearly there are obvious rules with gas stoves such as: never using portable gas stoves inside a tent or a confined space because of carbon monoxide production and because the tent can catch fire. You should always ensure that there's enough air flow surrounding the gas stove and you should never use them as a personal heater. Also portable gas stoves are not designed for long periods of cooking because the gas cylinder can overheat and explode. Make sure that the brand is legitimate and conforms to standards.

I always remove the gas cylinder from the stove after every use as valves can fail.

They're relatively safe if you use them correctly by following the manufacturer's instructions. I use them for hot drinks and simple camping meals. Very useful.


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Selbs wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:08 am
A lot of problems come from

1. Not following the manufacturers instructions
2. Ignoring safety
3. Failing to be observant e.g. A camper fails to notice that the canister is running way too hot and is completely unsafe
4. Buying cheap portable butane cookers with an unsafe build quality
5. Using a very old cooker and leaving cans in the sun on a hot day
Some genius probaly thought that they could use them to run a restaurant
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Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:34 am

influx wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:17 pm
Selbs wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:08 am
A lot of problems come from

1. Not following the manufacturers instructions
2. Ignoring safety
3. Failing to be observant e.g. A camper fails to notice that the canister is running way too hot and is completely unsafe
4. Buying cheap portable butane cookers with an unsafe build quality
5. Using a very old cooker and leaving cans in the sun on a hot day
Some genius probaly thought that they could use them to run a restaurant
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ROFL whenever they forget to pay their gas bill, out come the portable cookers


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