Be careful when using portable gas cookers for cooking while camping, tramping, or hiking to avoid the risk of fire, explosion, or carbon monoxide poisoning.
Here are some safety tips for using portable gas cookers:
- Always use a portable gas cooker on a flat, level surface.
- Never use a portable gas cooker inside an enclosed space, such as a tent or car. Carbon monoxide poisoning can occur in enclosed spaces, even if the cooker is properly ventilated.
- Never leave a portable gas cooker unattended while it is in use.
- Turn off the gas supply to the cooker when you are not using it.
- Inspect the cooker regularly for damage. Do not use a cooker that is damaged.
- Store the cooker in a cool, dry place.
Here are some tips to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning:
- Never use a portable gas cooker in a poorly ventilated area.
- Keep the cooker at least a meter away from any walls or other obstructions.
- Open windows and doors to provide ventilation.
- If you start to feel dizzy or nauseous, move to a well-ventilated area immediately.
Here are some additional tips for using portable gas cookers safely:
- Read the manufacturer's instructions carefully before using the cooker.
- Make sure the cooker is properly adjusted before using it.
- Do not use damaged the gas canisters.
- Dispose of empty gas canisters properly.
When using a portable gas cooker, prevent fires, explosions, and carbon monoxide poisoning with these safety tips.
Here are some additional resources on the safe use of portable gas cookers:
- MountainMaountain Safety Council: https://www.mountainsafety.org.nz/learn/skills/cooking-and-fires/
- Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/carbon-monoxide/symptoms-causes/syc-20370642