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How To Use A Camping Gas Stove

How To Use A Camping Gas Stove

Use a Camping Gas Stove. Going camping? Here's how to cook your dinner on an outdoor gas stove. Camping has never been so easy!

Step 1: You will need

  • 1 Stove
  • 1 Gas cannister
  • 1 Lighter or matches

Step 2: Choose an area

Do not use camping stoves inside tents or confined spaces. The carbon monoxide fumes produced can be very harmful, and having an open flame inside a tent is always a bad idea. Only use a gas stove in an area that is well-ventilated.

Place the stove on a stable, level surface, and in an area that is shielded from the wind. Clear any debris from the area around the stove, especially dry leaves and twigs.

Step 3: Light the stove

Unscrew the top and bottom of the stove, ensuring the knob at the side of the stove that controls the release of gas is turned off. Put the gas canister inside. As you screw the stove back together the gas canister is pierced. From this point, the knob controls the release of gas. When you turn the knob you will be able to hear the stove hiss as gas is released. Strike a match and hold it to the hob to ignite the stove.

Remember never to leave the stove unattended while it is burning.

Step 4: Cooking

The knob on the side of the stove allows you to adjust the heat while cooking. Remember the stove is balancing on the canister, and is not as stable as your hob at home. Stir those beans gently, to avoid accidents!

Step 5: Packing up

Allow the stove to cool down completely before attempting to clean it. Ensure that gas valves have been properly turned off before packing up the stove. As long as you make sure the valve is securely closed, it is fine to leave a gas canister connected to the stove, ready for your next camping trip.