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cooking in the home/apt with propane

Discussion in 'GATE Survival & Preparedness' started by mcgraw, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. mcgraw

    mcgraw

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    What are the safety hazards if I use a small, camping-style propane cook top (the kind that uses the small, green bottles of propane) in my home?

    The scenario is that there is an event that causes gas/electricity/water to stop flowing into the home. I've got water, I've got food. I'd like to cook during this time.

    Is there a safety concern?

    Thanks,

    Frank
     
  2. JC Refuge

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    Carbon monoxide poisoning is a possibility if you are cooking in an enclosed, unventilated space. Cook near an open window and create a cross breeze to ensure the gases vent outward.
     

  3. mcgraw

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    Thanks for the help.

    Frank