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5 Tent Stove Safety Precaution Tips

Using a tent stove is a great luxury, and it’s one that we hope all of our customers get to enjoy. With a tent stove, you can make one of our canvas tents feel like a home, offering warmth, coziness, and a place to cook at any time of the day. It also gives you the option to stay in a shelter that offers more than just protection from the elements during storms and overall inclimate weather.

When you’re operating one of Wall Tent Shop’s wood stoves, there are a few precautions you should put into place to ensure your safety, protect your tent, and improve the overall quality and longevity of your camping experience.

Use a Fire-Treated Canvas Tent

Our recommendation to customers looking to implement a tent stove into their camping experience is that they purchase a fire-treated tent. While a fire-treated canvas tent will reduce the possibility of having a fire, it is not a guarantee. Other precautions must be put into place in combination with the implementation of a fire-treated tent.

Consistently Clean Spark Arrestor

Your spark arrestor is an integral part of your tent stove ensemble. Every one or two days (depending on how heavily you use your stove) your spark arrestor will fill with ash and soot. Making sure that it is cleaned as required will keep carbon monoxide levels low, allow more smoke to escape, and reduce the risk of fire.

Steer Clear of Combustibles

Having combustibles close to a heat source is never a good idea. The intense heat of one of Wall Tent Shop’s wood stoves will cause any combustible nearby to explode. Try to keep bug spray, hairspray or any other aerosol canister on the other side of the tent. This tip includes fire extinguishers — while they are important to have close by, only have them close enough that they don’t pose a threat.  

Be Aware of Your Cooking

One of the great benefits of having a stove tent is being able to cook in a quality shelter. Cooking, however, is an excellent attractant for animals. The odors that come from cooking meat or fish can be trapped in the canvas of your tent and attract animals long after you’re done cooking. When you’re cooking in your canvas tent, try to limit yourself to making meals from dehydrated or freeze-dried packages that only need to be rehydrated with boiling water.

Where Is Your Stovepipe?

Knowing where your stovepipe is in comparison to the rest of your canvas tent is one of the primary safety measures you can take when setting up your tent stove. Make sure it’s at least 6 inches or more about the ridge of your tent. This placement will reduce the chance for sparks to blow onto the roof of your tent.

Using your tent stove safely will keep your camping experience running smoothly and guarantee the longevity of your tent. At Wall Tent Shop, we produce a variety of canvas tents, stoves, and frame kits for people interested in hunting, camping, or glamping, and we want all of our customers to have a fun and safe experience using our products. To learn more about our inventory, call us at 866-462-9167 or continue browsing our site.