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Propane for Grand Canyon trip

Need your opinion on how much propane to bring on a Jan/Feb Grand Canyon trip, 23 days, 13 people.
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We took four on a January trip for 6 people, 25 days. We had a bit left over as we were pretty conservative with it, at least as much as you can be in the winter. If room allows I'd take 2 more than what you're planning on.
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We just got off Sat. 8 people 23 days and I think we used about 50 pounds and took about 80 pounds. We had easy meals and easy clean up though, half the time we didn't heat wash water. I did take a Mr Heater that I think I used about 10 pounds with. I don't want to recommend how much you take besides take enough your sure you will not run out, just sharing how we did.
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Kind of depends on what your taking for stoves and such.
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Kind of depends on what your taking for stoves and such.
Partner and Coleman propane stoves and lantern.....no Blasters or heaters.
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Need your opinion on how much propane to bring on a Jan/Feb Grand Canyon trip, 23 days, 13 people.
Thanks very much for your input.
The formula that I use (and have never run short) is 0.33 lbs/person/day.
For you, that's 99 lbs. (23 gal.). We cook on a 4-burner Partner stove, plus we have a crab cooker for boiling a big tub of water for dishes at every meal.
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Partner and Coleman propane stoves and lantern.....no Blasters or heaters.
You should consider taking a blaster. If the river is running muddy (and there's always a good chance that it will be), the chances of bacterial contamination are high. You'll need to strain out the silt and then boil the water, to be safe. See: https://www.mountainbuzz.com/forums/f...ilt-33796.html
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Mogur has some good advice. I'd take 4 20lb bottles and my 10lb as a back up. That give you 5 days per bottle. Good luck and have fun. I like putting a life jacket around each bottle for padding and to help them float if they get away from you.
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Gotta agree with Mogur, a blaster is highly recommended especially for a January/Febuary trip. You're going to need to heat up a lot of water!
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I used 6 out of 8 in 32 days dec/jan, it was also colder than usual during our trip. We did little to conserve, ran the blaster every morning & every night. Had we been just a little more careful we could have done it with 4. We also had a tank that developed a leak on the regulator, and lost most of the gas, so that's a reason to take an couple extras....

I'd be more concerned with bourbon rationing.........
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