These are just some of the things you have to remember for safe cooking in the outdoors:
1. Have a bucket of water and sand ready for putting out fires and a rake for extinguishing hot embers.
2. Don’t run around campfires and limit the number of people around a campfire or fire pit at any time.
3. Don’t build fires near dry grass, piles of leaves, low-hanging trees, and shrubs.
4. Keep extra firewood and kindling away from fires and pit areas.
5. Use long-handled cooking utensils.
6. If you’re cooking with fire, don’t wear clothing made of vinyl, nylon, plastic, or other synthetic materials. If you get burned while wearing these, the material can melt onto your skin and require medical assistance to remove.
7. If your hair is long, tie it back before cooking on or near a campfire.
8. Keep fires for cooking as small as possible.
9. Don’t cook with fire in an enclosed space such as a tent, boat, cabin, or teepee.
10. Avoid shaking, dropping, or puncturing your gas canister.
11. Use stoves only in well-ventilated areas.
12. Always use the stove’s igniter to light it. To reduce the risks of burns and other injury in case of a gas explosion, try to keep all body parts away from the stove during the process of ignition.
All those reminders make the idea of camping kind of frightening, don’t they? If you stop to think about all the dangers involved in outdoor cooking, you might not want to do it ever again! Fortunately, there is a device for cooking in the outdoors that does not make use of gas, petrol, propane, or wood. In fact, it doesn’t require a fire to heat and cook food and beverages. This revolutionary method of safe cooking is the Trekmates Flameless Cook System.
Cooking outdoors was once a tedious activity that required lugging bulky stoves, gas tanks, and pots or pans, gathering wood, and dealing with clunky stoves. With the Trekmates Flameless Cook System, all you have to do is place your food in the Flameless Cook Box, place a Heatpack and some water in the outer box, place the cooking box in the outer box, cover it, and let the system do its magic. There is also a Flameless Cook Flask for hot cups of coffee, chocolate, or soup. Once your food or drink is ready, you don’t have to transfer it to a different container. The Cook Box and the Cook Flask are both wrapped in a neoprene sleeve which keeps the contents heated while allowing you to hold them comfortably. Food and drink stays hot as you heat and clean-up is a breeze.
Because the Trekmates flameless cooking system eliminates the hazards of fire, parents of youngsters and children going camping (with their school, Scout or Youth Group, or for the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, for instance) can rest assured that their tents won’t go up in flames from cooking fires. This is also a perfect safe cooking option for families with little children, Scouts and guides, climbers, boat owners, and winter exploration groups.