Originally Posted by restrac2000
I have considered the same. I know my local propane folks would undoubtedly fill it. That said, I don't want to get caught with one and deal with a fine. The chances of that happening are slim but ultimately just not work the risk in the long run to save a few pounds.
I survived the Grand Canyon with my Lite Cylinder(s) intact. I don't know what the consequences would be of getting "caught" with one, but I buried them down in the gear pile for this trip to avoid any provocation of interested law enforcement types, including Ranger Peggy at the Lee's Ferry gear check.
Here it is in use at Carbon Camp, day 4. Note how well it matches the rug. I think it really ties the room together.
For me it's not so much weight savings as that the size and shape are perfect. And, I already own the thing after paying good money for it. I got mine from U-Haul and they were so kind as to offer to exchange it for a 20# steel tank. Wow, no thanks. The only comments I've ever got from propane tank fillers is along the lines of "wow, that's cool, you can see the propane!"