incredibly sad story that heart really goes out to the family
Please excuse the journalese style headline.
Sadly carbon monoxide has killed a young girl who was camping in Shropshire. The monoxide was produced by a disposable BBQ which was stored in the porch of the tent.
A sad reminder of how easily one can fall victim to this type of poisoning.
'Queen Victoria, very nice man'.
That must be devastating Heart goes out to them.
Trying to understand though :
"There was a disposable barbecue which they had used the night before in the porch of the tent. "
Is there more to it than that.. Could it be that it was still burning!? Surely not
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This kind of incident has happened a few times over the last year or so, can someone explain to me about frontier stoves and why they are ok.
I know they have a flue, but what about gasses leaking out of the stove...
that's shocking to say the least.
makes you wonder what other seemingly harmless things can seriously harm/kill you..
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Very sad indeed
But is this not the second such case, I seem to remember a similar death last year where someone took a disposable B-B-Q into a tent to keep warm?
Bearing in mind the recent cold weather could this not be a similar case.........?
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Ah, carbon monoxide. Read the early news reports of a death, they didn't specify the cause.
I'm enbarassed to admit that I did this many times whilst camping with my now wife many years ago. The only reason we are alive is that the tents weren't as sealed as they are today.
When camping last year at Bream I was walking to the pub when I spotted a young couple doing just that and I had to stop and advice them of the error of their ways.
I believe EVERY camp site should hand out leaflets warning of this.
Some guys did a similar thing over here a couple of years ago took a charcoal BBQ into a cabin to warm the place up over night. I seem to remember there was at last 1 fatality and the others in the group of 5 were in a bad way. Same thing CO Poisioning...
Its sad this family's camping trip has turned into tragedy...
Ignorance is the problem. I really feel for this family. Last weekend sitting out with my portable bbq/fire pit, I thought how easy it would be to think that a pile of glowing red smokeless embers would be safe. If there was loads of smoke I guess it wouldn't keep happening.
Another tragic loss of life
Very sad news indeed.
Re: frontier stove
I fitted a flashing kit and installed my frontier stove in my lavvu last weekend at the NE Scotland meet- lots of drafts from the edges meant I was reasonably confident, but I did pack a CO monitor and fire extinguisher too given I proofed the tent with Tompsons Water Seal a couple of years ago. Worked brilliantly it did!
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I think part of the problem is that, nowadays, everything comes with warning labels, and - as with car-alarms - no-one takes any notice of any of them anymore..
Ineffectiveness through overkill............