Outdoor Stove Mistakes

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10th February 2015

As avid campers we have had our fair share of 'issues' whilst camping, however when delivering training to clients and Duke of Edinburgh groups we have seen a common pattern emerge.

With our upcoming presence at the Outdoor Telegraph Show on behalf of Swedish stove maker Primus we thought it would be good to ask our colleagues  “What were the most common mistakes you had come across when using an outdoor stove?”. This set the theme of our stand at the Outdoor Show  'Taking the fear out of fire'. We demoed liquid fuel and gas stoves to visitors, demonstrating there is nothing to be afraid of if you use the stove correctly.

We surveyed over 1000 outdoor instructors and here are the results:

What were the most common mistakes you had come across when using an outdoor stove?
  1. Not allowing a stove to cool after use, or forgetting it’s hot before picking it up.
  2. Using the wrong fuel or not checking the gas bottle fits before use.
  3. Setting up to cook on an uneven surface.
  4. Putting a pan on to boil whilst setting up camp and forgetting about it, allowing it to boil dry and damaging the pots
  5. Refilling a meth’s stove prior to it being extinguished.  (Obviously not a problem with primesstoves that use LP-gas or pressurised liquid petroleum.

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