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Re: gas and propane dangers, propane stoves can easily have several cutoffs, it has a unique odor if a leak, and its in sight, the gas engine is out of sight and out of mind. Myself I'd have a diesel stove if I didnt dislike the smell . Much the safest. But there are so many safeguards now for propane that its liveable for me.
Once upon a time, when the world was younger and I was in Vietnam in recon we often had to vacate a place in a hurry, when that happened we'd leave a couple surprises behind, one being a coke bottle with a half liter of gas in it and an igniter in the top and a trip wire, these made a fire ball we could see, and hear, a mile away. Thinking what a 50 gallon fuel tank could do is a permemant block to me on ever having one.
Each to his own. I'd rather cuddle up next to the diesel engine.
A well maintained diesel is about the closest to immortality you'll ever find in an engine.