Thursday, August 27, 2009
Smoke Detectors Go Camping
I've always been a bit leery of smoke detectors. For example, how reliable are they really? How can they work when the power goes down? Is changing the battery once a year often enough? What about the radioactive thingie? Will it eventually kill you long before the fire does?
Well, there's an safe, non electric alternative at last! Not only will it work in the home, but it carries on working when you're out camping during a paddling trip. You can even take one along with you while your camping! So what is it, you ask? I'm referring to the 'Jiffy Pop' heat detector shown in the photo above. Not only will this little baby wake you up from a dead sleep when it detects heat, it will go on to feed you while your new house (or campground) is being rebuilt. Will your old detector do that? I didn't think so...