Take care with lighting in tents
Always make sure when using any sort of gas lamp inside your tent that there is adequate ventilation high up – combustion gases are lighter than air.
Naked flames and synthetic materials (even synthetic fly mesh/mosquito nets) are a dangerous combination in a cotton canvas tent. A well-secured hanging lamp is less of a risk than a standard lamp.
To ignite the lamp always use ‘clean’ fuel with nothing added (supplements) because these can carbonize and clog up the head.
If you do not want to use any animal products you can opt for vegetable oil.
Source : Buiten spoor NKTC(NL)