Off the Beaten Path
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Hiking stoves are by their nature unsafe. They combine high pressure, volatile liquids, explosive gas mixtures, asphixiants, confined spaces, tired befuddled operators, etc. But compared to all the other risks in hiking, stoves might be at the lower end of the scale. IMHO, I would keep using it until it burns something expensive like a tent or a sleeping bag.
Those swedes knew how to make good stoves.