Many campers will use gas appliances that do not undergo regular safety checks, like barbecues, stoves,
lamps and heaters, so you need to be sensible about using them.
- LPG is heavier than air so a gas leak can lead to a puddle of gas in the floor and this, in turn, to a real risk of explosion;
- Ideally always use equipment outside your tent.
- Both butane and propane are odourless but the producers add a strong unpleasant smell to them o leaks will be noticed;
The most dangerous time with gas appliances is probably when you are changing the cartridge or cylinder;
- Make sure you are familiar with the way the cartridge or cylinder fits on the appliance or regulator;
- Ideally, never change the fuel container inside your tent;
- Do it outside and away from naked flames or a hot appliance. If you think the appliance, cylinder or cartridge may be leaking, particularly if liquid gas appliance until the container is empty and the gas has dispersed naturally;
- Dispose of empty gas containers with care and in compliance with local site arrangements for the
disposal of waste;
- Never throw them on a fire because any gas residue inside could lead to an explosion.