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Old 06-17-2016   #31
 
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are you wanting to put it in a bucket for strapping reasons... you can actually run a cam strap in under the plastic webbing that encloses the composite tank.. Makes it great for just strapping to the side rails of a double rail frame..
I just have a packing system and I know that the steel 11lb and 5lb tanks fit fine in my stacked 5 gal buckets in my front drop bag.

I'm a little hesitant to strap propane to my side rails - as well as not having enough space.

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Old 06-17-2016   #32
 
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I really wish they would have made the 11lb skinny instead of a shorter version of the 17lb.. I Had the lite cylinder 10 lb and it was the perfect size...
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Old 06-17-2016   #33
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I don't know what that photo's from but I've got a feeling there were some singed eyebrows in there.

So Brian - what's the story? I bet that's not hibiscus tea in the mason jar!
He-he, that's just pulled from an image search. I think it is jet fuel or something. i hope the guy in the pic is alive.

Have a great trip, Duck!

/ goin with cheapo exchangeable steel in the milk crate
// not that anyone lets me bring my stove
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Old 06-19-2016   #34
 
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I'm also interested in the Viking tanks. I've heard that most propane trees will not fit on them though. Has anyone found a decent propane tree that can attach firmly to the Viking 11# or 17# tanks? I'd like to run a lantern, coleman stove, and woodland power stove off one big tank if that is possible? Any suggestions?
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Ok, I'm probably going to get turned in to the propane police, but I still use mine. I've never had a problem getting it filled at local gas stations. I have several acquaintances that also still use their LC tanks, including a former fire marshal turned fishing guide who runs several of them regularly.

The problem LC had was with large tanks used as fuel for forklifts and such. I think the regulatory agency over reacted with the full recall of all of their products.

Go ahead and chastise me all you want, I won't be here to care. I'm spending the next three weeks floating down the GC with two LC tanks on my boat. I hope I don't burn the place down.
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.

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We couldn't be happier with our Viking 17 tank. I am interested to see info on the propane tree question, it's next on the gear list.
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Old 07-12-2016   #37
 
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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.

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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!"
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The ability to see through the composite ones and the round edges are the benefit of those. The regasco/ vikings are one piece tanks instead of the two piece recalled lite cyl.
This ^^^^^^^

Yeah I have the Ragasco in the 11 and 17 size and love them. Got a decent deal which helps. Never had even a slight issue filling them.
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I'm looking at the Viking tanks. How many days does and 11lb or 17 lb typically last with just cooking breakfast and dinner for groups of about 5-8 people?
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I'm looking at the Viking tanks. How many days does and 11lb or 17 lb typically last with just cooking breakfast and dinner for groups of about 5-8 people?
Hard to say as there are lots of variables. When I float with just my family of 5 we use less than a pound a day. We don't have a blaster and use a two burner partner steel stove.

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