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    What's the deal with everyone burning tealights in their shelters. Obviously I've seen a couple of photos of carpers burning tealights under their shelters on social media, so I have translated this to being everybody. Is there a purpose? warmth? carpy? anyone??

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    Its cosy to be fair mate, better than sitting in total darkness! Definitely better than having a really bright headtorch or bivvy light on too LOL
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    I'm very tempted myself for the winter, it does look cosy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stugazi View Post
    I'm very tempted myself for the winter, it does look cosy.
    Do it mate, you won't regret it
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    Burns down bivvy by morning lol!

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    Make sure they are scented too so if you do burn down, you will burn in style HAHA
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    Iíve been using a UCO (google it) for a few years with tea lights that contain citronella (puts the flies off supposedly). Anyway a soft glow to illuminate the ground around your feet. I usually stick something in front of it to reduce light going towards the lake.

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    I use Citronella tea lights in the summer - they keep the mozzies away a treat!
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    UCO candle holder is the way if you want a bit of light,lot safer as well
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    A jam jar works quite well. Eat the jam first though...

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    I use my jam jar to carry my sticklebacks so this is not an option Greg. Thanks.

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    Personally would avoid doing this. I awoke to a oil lamp on its side burning out of control. Luckily i was only under a brolly at the time, or things could have gone wrong. Flames and bivvies/brollys & groundsheets are a no no.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stugazi View Post
    i use my jam jar to carry my sticklebacks so this is not an option greg. Thanks.
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    As long as you follow some firm guide lines I think you will be fine.

    A) Never use in a confined area. Plenty of air flow for you and you will have to keep an eye out for the fire. Burning anything gives off Carbon Dioxide and Monoxide the later is poisonous and will kill you. Both you and the fire use oxygen (you need it more).
    B) Any fuel burning should always be treated with caution, knowledge and respect.
    C) Always put out a fire before going to bed.

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