Roger, you're absolutely right. some places it makes more sense to cook in the tent than others. couldn't agree with you more.
i should have been clearer. my words were not meant as a criticism of your typical VERY EXCELLENT article (love them all; thinkin' of framing them i like them so much). You sure don't disappoint and i always look for your articles and posts.
my words were just to present an aspect that your article was NOT concerned with. Also, absolutely nothing wrong with your article not being concerned with animals either - that was NOT the point of your fine research. Research and investigation needs to focus on one aspect at a time, IMO. Your article was concerned with CO, NOT animals - that was very clear. Probably, most(???) people do cook in their tents and don't have any problems.
Had i written something on the problems of rodents chewing through packs, tents and bivies to get to food, there sure would be others who would say i don't know what i'm talkin' about since in 20yrs they have never had rodent problems where they trek. The scope of our writing needs to me made clear. Your scope WAS CLEAR, viz. CO. My first post, introducing "lions, and tigers, and bears, oh my!" was NOT clear.
Just in case my point isn't clear, what i did (NOT my intention, but since i was so unclear, it was apparently tantamount to the same thing) might be illustrated by Roger writing an article of the off-road capabilities of various 4WD vehicles for potential for certain backcountry rescue missions when they might be appropriate. Now, if i were to post and criticize them as bad choices because none of them could get the fuel economy of my Toyota Corolla, it would be clear that i was introducing something foreign (i.e., fuel economy, or "animals") into a study that was concerned with off-road capability to save human life (analogous to the CO aspect/concern/focus of Roger's fine article). My intention was not to criticize cooking in a tent under the proper conditions, given my background and experiences, i introduced in a very unclear manner something that was foreign and not the concern or focus, and rightly so, of Dr. Caffin's fine article. Like all of his writings, i download them to my laptop's HD, for repeated off-line perusal.
I hope the above words make all this clearer. My apologies to Roger and to the Forums for being unclear in the first place.