4 Steps to Trekking stove safety
- Inspect your stove for leaks before leaving for a trek especially the fuel hoses and ‘o’ rings.
- Do not cook inside your tent because most tents are made with highly inflammable materials.
- Use only the recommended fuel for your stove. Wrong fuel may cause a flare up or could lead to an explosion.
- Operate your stove on level surface to avoid spilling fuel or hot food over you and your campmates.
More stove safety tips on section hiker.
Read our 3 part series on trekking stoves, their pros and cons and on how to choose the right trekking stove based on your requirements.