Carbon Monoxide - Stoves in Tents

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Any safety precautions with these stoves with having a enclosure around them? is this a issue ever?
 

Darren Best

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I have never had an issue with it and have never heard of anyone having any problems.

I grew up in a home with a wood fired stove, had wall tents with wood heat and a tepee with wood heat and never had a problem.

Just don't have a herd of elk knock your tent over in the middle of the night with a fire going. :)
 

SDHNTR

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Of course no one has had an issue with it, or they wouldn't be here. It's an odorless gas and gives off no warning. By the time you'd know you had a "problem" you'd be dead. Co scares the hell out of me! A guy I know had his own son die of it while sleeping in the cabin of a boat. Kid went into the berth to take a nap and never woke up. Call me crazy but I always have a Co alarm in my tent when I run the stove, and I have two in my trailer for the heater. Not taking any chances. I've never had an alarm go off but I sure have more peace of mind.
 

Lawnboi

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There are a few signs if your taking in some co, do some research if your scared.

I havnt had a problem. Keep your tent ventilated like you should anyways.
 

justin davis

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Kifaru shelters are made to guard against it. The zippers having no material over them being one way.
 

realunlucky

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Co displaces oxygen and is heavier and basically fills from the bottom up. I've never had a problem but have heard of people leaving the propane stove on all night and poisoning themselves. I don't worry about it enough to carry a detector but I also realize in some conditions it could be a problem
 

maverick

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Wood stoves shouldn't be an issue except for burning down the tent. I'm sure its happened before. If using propane make sure its a catalytic type like the Buddy heaters if you plan on leaving it on all night. Most of those type have a CO sensor in them and should shut off if detected. We usually leave a window partially open either way for some air flow.
 
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