Presentation on theme: "SILVER TRAINING STOVES AND FUELS DUKE OF EDINBURGH HILLARY AWARD."— Presentation transcript:
SILVER TRAINING STOVES AND FUELS DUKE OF EDINBURGH HILLARY AWARD
STOVE SAFETY Beware of: loose connections cross-threading of connections flare-ups tipping over spilt fuel pressurised fuel explosion burns
STOVE SAFETY – “DO”s Always: operate in a well-ventilated area keep away from flammable materials such as tents, sleeping bags and clothes clear the area around the stove - prevent bush fires check for leaks before lighting stay with your lighted stove let others know you are lighting the stove wait till stove has cooled before handling make sure fuel cannisters and attachments are attached correctly
STOVE SAFETY – HUT STOVES Gas stoves - good cookers - require matches - always leave CLEANER than you found it Enclosed wood burner - slow but warms the whole hut - replace any wood you use from the outside store None - some huts do not have stoves of any kind - take your own
EQUIPMENT - COOKERS Consider Size and weight – remember you will need to carry this Efficiency – how long does it take to boil a pot of water? Cooker stability – you do not want your cooker to fall over easily Pot stability – does the pot sit safely on the stove? Fuel – how safe is the fuel source and how easy is it to carry? How do you light it? Some stoves have a built-in igniter, others don’t. It is always a good idea to take waterproof matches as a backup. Could you repair it in the bush if necessary? Workbook Assignment: Fuel Comparison
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