Sierra Ledge Rat wrote:I've always cooked inside of the tent during the winter with my MSR.
When possible, I cook in the vestible, though.
Only had one bad incident. We had a propane stove with the metal gas canisters. One morning the stove decided to start shooting flames everywhere. I was the unluckly lad sitting by the tent door, so when the other guys scooped up the flaming stove it got tossed to me. I fumbled the pass and dropped the stove into my lap. -POOF!- went my down pants. But I did get the stove out the door right after that.
Kinda amusing, heh. Burned at all?
At OSU they offer some physical activity classes (judo, fishing, mountain biking, dancing, winter MOUNTAINEERING, etc) and needless to say I have done a few mountaineering/climbing ones they offer. In the class they have a over-night outing at Mt. Hood. THey specifically only show us (and make us use) white gas stoves, because they are the most difficult. At the dinner time on the outing they do 1-2 big group tables, carve it out of snow and what-not. One of the instructors was telling us that on the outing 2 years back a stove flamed up. Well the guy using it flipped out, grabbed the stove and arbitrarily threw it over his head, behind him. THe instructor and one of the aids were sitting behind and saw a flaming white gas stove fly and land in front of them a short distance off. Heh, so they emphasize not to freak out if the stove flames up, as they generally do.