Life and death in a tent

Life and death? Bit dramatic, we are only going camping. 

Every year there are one or two stories in the news about people that die, actually die, in their tents often while asleep. But what is killing them I hear you ask? The invisible killer is carbon monoxide.

If you cook in your tent, if you use a heater in your tent, if you use a barbecue near to your tent, you are at risk. Carbon monoxide is a weird gas that can drift about, and being heavier than air can gather in an invisible layer in a tent and suffocate you as you doze. You can't see it or smell it and worryingly the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are headache and drowsiness, the very things that might tempt you to lay down inside the tent!

But don't worry. All you need to stay safe is to ensure you either don't cook or heat the tent and stay far from barbecues (including other peoples!) or have a CO alarm in the tent.

A CO alarm will detect dangerous raised levels of carbon monoxide and alert you to air out the tent. And I have the perfect portable alarm (RRP £24.99) to give away. The FireAngel CO-9X Carbon Monoxide Alarm is a small and portable alarm, which is perfect for travelling. The alarm has a 7-year battery life and features clear LED indicators for power, fault or alarm status. And when you are not camping, you can use the alarm at home.


Project Shout is a national campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning. The vision is for everyone to be talking about the effects of carbon monoxide.


 Project Shout want people to be aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning and the importance of regular maintenance on all fuel-burning appliances such as gas cookers, gas grills and boilers, in addition to encouraging people to get their chimneys swept annually and to buy carbon monoxide alarms. Find out more about Project Shout and buy CO alarms here 

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