Cooking with a Propane Camping Stove
Several people have questioned whether a propane camping stove (like the one pictured to the right) can be used indoors.
Some people feel that since their regular cook-stove is propane gas, that it should be ok. They are forgetting that propane gas lines attached to a home range have cut-off valves for emergencies. They also have proper ventilation systems, and are specifically made for indoor use.
Camping stoves may have leaks, don't have a built-in ventilation system, and have no emergency shut-off valve. It's too dangerous to risk the carbon monoxide leak. Carbon monixide can kill you. Are you willing to take that chance... the chance to kill you and/or your family? Possibly your neighbors?
If you have no other way to cook, can you use on your patio, balconey or even your car hood?
Please keep in mind, cooking outside (and often, inside) produces certain smells that signals nearby people that food is being prepared. If you're trying to maintain a low profile, heat items indoors using alternative methods, or try recipes that don't involve any cooking.