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Re: Butane camp stove in cabin
A proper marine propane stove has a number of safeguards including (and to my mind most significantly) a thermocouple at the burner. On those stoves if the flame is blown out, say by the ventilation you are providing through the cabin, the fuel will cut off automatically.
We all choose the level of risk that we are willing to accept. For me, I wouldn't consider any sort of propane or butane stove unless it had a thermocouple at the burner.
I choose an Origo Catalyzed Alcohol 2 burner Stove and I happen to love it. It's safe and well made. I don't find it slow to heat at all. But if it *is* slower, so what? If I was in a hurry I wouldn't be on a sailboat :-)
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