Friday, May 2, 2014

One reason I don't cook in my van

This was yesterday, in Cottonwood, AZ, in the Walmart parking lot. My heart goes out to this van's owner.

It looks like the fire was concentrated about where a stove or microwave would be. It might have been an electrical fire. I can't say. But the risk of fire is high enough that I don't use any sort of flame in the Rolling Steel Tent. I cook outside or not at all. (Hurray for sandwiches.)

Even without fire danger, I don't want food smells lingering in the van. I don't want splatters or steam. I don't want additional heat in warm weather.

Other van dwellers cook in their vehicles all the time with no problems. I imagine these folks had no problems, too. Until yesterday.

1 comment:

  1. I mostly cook in my microwave. I occasionally use my induction burner. Both of those are electrical so if this was an electrical fire I would have been toast either way.