Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Tampa, FL
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I have to wonder if you have ever actually used wood to cook with. I have. In a remote mountain cabin where there was plenty of room and it wasn't moving around. Even there I would NEVER make it my first choice for cooking! It is VERY difficult to regulate your temperatures, it is dirty, it is slow, it is just a major pain in every way.
Stick with diesel, or get comfortable with propane. Personally, I would go with propane. I used to worry about propane also, but now that I understand how it works, what makes it dangerous, and what you can do to mitigate that danger, I don't worry about it as much. I realize that just the act of being out of sight of land is a lot more dangerous in general than a properly installed, monitored, and maintained propane system.