Camping Stoves and Gas

Permitted and forbidden camp burners

  1. All participants are allowed to use personal camping stoves with a propane (gas) tank of up to 0.5 liter capacity, while maintaining the safety rules specified below.
  2. Using camping stoves with a capacity of more than 0.5 liter is only permitted for theme camps, pending an inspection and approval by an inspector assigned by the event production, while maintaining the safety rules specified below.
  3. Using any kind of burner or stove operating on gasoline (petrol) is strictly forbidden.

Introduction

A gas camping stove is a heating tool operating on cooking gas (propane). It is used for cooking in the field or while camping. It is attached to a gas canister that can be removed and replaced when needed.

The encounter between fire and propane may be deadly when not maintaining the rules of safety. The situation can be especially dangerous while in an open field with difficult weather conditions, such as strong winds. These might increase the flame we are cooking or heating water for coffee on.

Important safety and caution rules for using propane operated camp burner

  • It is imperative to make sure that all of the head pieces of the camping stove are attached properly.
  • It is prohibited to use a rusty, squashed or distorted canister.
  • When operating a camping stove, it must be at least a few meters away from other flammable objects.
  • It is prohibited to use a camping stove inside closed spaces or tents.
  • Before operating a camping stove, make sure the rubber seal at the top of the stove is attached and intact.
  • It is strictly prohibited to smoke near the stove while turning it on or off.
  • Do not turn the gas tap before lighting the match/lighter. Under no circumstances should you turn the gas tap before lighting the match.
  • After finishing use of the stove, it is imperative to cool the burner and the canister before storing them in a safe place.

Safety and caution rules for stoves with a disposable canister (with or without a valve)

  • Before turning the stove on, make sure the needle in the valve is intact.
  • In any case, even if you are experienced stove operators, when using a disposable canister, you must make sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • It is prohibited to disconnect a disposable canister without a valve before it is completely empty.
  • If using a disposable canister with a safety valve, it is imperative to make sure the valve is intact and clean. It is prohibited to use a canister with a crooked valve.

Safety and caution rules for canisters with more than 0.5 liter capacity

In addition to the rules listed above, you must also act on the following rules:

  • A canister of over 0.5 liter capacity will be protected by the following means: Sand bags at least 50 centimetres thick will be placed around the canister and its surroundings, for the purpose of channelling shock wave upwards in case of an accident causing the canister to explode.
  • All the stove parts must be up to standard.
  • The stove was examined and approved by a certified inspector on behalf of the production.
  • There will be no approving of canisters with over 25 liter capacity.
  • It is recommended to use canisters as small as possible.
  • It is prohibited to disconnect the canister without turning off the tap.

Remember!

  • Keep camping stoves away from children under the age of 18.
  • In case of any gas leak, leave the parameter quickly and keep others away as well. Wait at least 10 minutes for the canister to empty and store it in a safe place.

Important Remarks

The purpose of these regulations is to create unity in the usage of propane at the Midburn event. This document is not a substitute for the Israeli standard and laws regarding the use of propane (gas) operated appliances.

The information on this page may vary according to demands from the authorities.