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The leading cause of death while ice fishing is not drowning like you might think, but "ASPHYXIATION"!!!!. It does not take long for gases to build up, or have the oxygen depleted in the confined space of a fish house. Make sure the unit has a thermocouple. This will shut the supply of gas off if the flame goes out. Have adeqate ventilation at least two opening's with good air flow. Better to be a bit chilly than hot and in danger!!

Vented heaters are supurb. If you feel different most likely your being poisened. Get out and get fresh air immediately.

This is nothing to play around with, if you get a headacke, your in trouble, again fresh air now.

You can check your connections by spraying dishsoap and water on the gas connections to check for leaks. It will bubble.

If you use propane heaters in shanties, go out and get fresh air often , just do it.

Any other safety tips will only help educate people on how dangerous propane heaters are, there made for the outdoors and say so on the box when you buy them, beware protect your self and your children from this danger.

Post a tip here to ensure safe fishing.

You can use a carbon monoxide detector in the shanty, i bet it will be going off alot.

h2o<-------say's this poison is odorless!!!!!!BEWARE
 

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I'm glad that you brought this up. Last year while I was out on the ice bucket hopping my brother fell asleep in his shantee with the heater on . He did have a little ventilation but not enough when I came back I had a hard time waking him up and when I did get him awake he was coughing up a storm . so if anyone reads this spread the word. Its no joke!!!!!!!!

Good fshn to yall !
 

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There are some portable propane heaters that are rated for indoor use, but you still must have adequate ventilation. The one I use (Coleman ProCat) is a catalytic heater. It heats without an actual flame. According to the manufacturer, you need at least 6 square inches of ventilation to keep from causing oxygen depletion.
Thanks for the safety tip h2o.
Be safe and,
Do It On The Ice!
 

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Great advise h2o. I also ware my CO2 vest along with Ice Picks aroud me when I`m walking out. I`ve been next to someone who went in ,and if I did not have my 15 ft. of boat rope to toss them it may of been a tragic story just for a little fun.
Be prepaired for the unexpected !Ice or water. a little common sence goes a long way, just like an Ice Flow........

Have a safe Ice season !!!
 

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Some good example's of how you cannot be prepared enough on safety. Common Sense is your guide to safe, fun times on the ice. RK4 See your sense of safety sure came in handy,, way to go buddy,, Your a silent hero!!!!
 
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