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Re[2]: [at-l] Cooking in a Stephenson Tent?

     OK, OrangeBug, et.al., the Safety Police have noted your posts, and 
     have reregistered you as Members of The Force in Good Standing.
     (In other news, let's keep in mind that there are some trips with 
     weather severe enough that the adventurers rarely cook *unexposed*, 
     and still, for a couple of generations now, humanity, and the 
     mountaineering community, seem to survive. When cooking inside your 
     tent, you're much more likely to spill the works, boiling water and 
     all, all over your insulation (and urethane covered floor) than you 
     are to suffer simple inflamatory accidents. Darwin's *pervasive*.)
     Use your head, folks, or someone's going to sic the Safety Police on 
     ya. (Sorry, OB. Too many "Eek! Eek! Danger!" posts lately. I'll hush.)

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Subject: Re: [at-l] Cooking in a Stephenson Tent?
Author:  "W F Thorneloe; MD" <thornel@ibm.net> at ima
Date:    8/12/99 8:53 AM

At 07:45 AM 8/12/1999 -0600, John O wrote:
>This is what Stephenson says on one of the many direction sheets they send 
>with their tent.
>"No problem cooking in the tent, as long as you prime stove ONLY with solid 
>fuel or paste starter, NEVER with ANY liquid fuel, or start stove outside. 
>NEVER put a heat or wind screen around the fuel tank on stove with built in 
>tank.  Heat from cooking usually dries tent out, but open pots of hot water 
>or food after stove is off can cause lots of condensation in a tent."
>Has anyone out there used a stove inside a Stephenson and what was the 
Regardless of what the instructions say, please don't cook in _any_ tent. 
If the tent is able to protect you from wind and holds in heat, it is not 
adequately ventilated to prevent your death from CO (carbon monoxide). You 
might get away with it, but there will be that _one_ time that you fail to 
wake up.
As David mentioned, we had a death in a Boy Scout campout last March with a 
father killing himself and 2 sons with a small heater in the tent. He 
didn't listen to the instructions and rules of the campout. Darwin was 
correct: Only the fittest survive.
Atlanta, GA
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