How to Transport Propane Camp Stoves

How to Transport Propane Camp StovesPropane camp stoves are one of the accessories most campers can't do without. They make cooking outdoors easy and convenient. In fact, almost anything you can cook at home, you can cook on your propane camp stove. The basic camp stove comes with very few parts to it. A basic stove generally folds into a suitcase-like case. Then you also have the propane bottles that fuel it. Packing and transporting a propane camp stove isn't hard, or as dangerous as you might think it is.


Difficulty: Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Plastic container
Step 1
Organize your camping gear and figure out what's being pack with what. Using large plastic containers to hold your equipment, minimizes the use of space and keeps your gear all together and safe. Figure out which container you plan on packing your camp stove and propane bottles in.
Step 2
Open the stove and make sure the plastic tubing that carries the gas is lying safely inside the bottom. You don't want the metal rack that hold the pots, sticking into the tubing and puncturing it. Once you're sure everything inside the stove is secure, close it and snap it shut. Otherwise, it might accidentally open and the inside parts could fall out and become damaged. Never pack your camp stove with the propane bottles still attached to it.
Step 3
Pack the stove at the bottom of either a plastic container holding other gear, or lay it on a flat surface in the back of your vehicle. If the stove is in a position of falling around, something inside of it might get damaged. Wherever you pack it, make sure it's secure and snugly fit in.
Step 4
Place your propane bottles inside of the plastic container. Pack loose items around the bottles so they won't slide around and knock together. Make sure the area where you pack the bottles doesn't receive high heat. For the most part, propane bottles used with camp stoves are pretty safe, but you don't want to put them in a situation where something might happen.
Step 5
Check to make sure the container holding the stove and propane bottles is located in a stable location in your vehicle. Your camping stove and propane bottles are now ready to be transported to the campground.

Tips & Warnings

Never put propane bottles by a fire or high heat, even if they're empty.

Article Written By Joyce Starr

Joyce Starr is a professional writer from Florida and owns a landscaping company and garden center. She has published articles about camping in Florida, lawn care and gardening and writes for a local gardening newsletter. She shares her love and knowledge of the outdoors and nature through her writing.

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