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Old 04-22-2008   #1
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White gas stove on the river..

Doing a trip on the green this coming weekend.. What is everyone's opinions on bringing a Coleman white gas burning stove and can of fuel on the river? Got it as a gift but would have prefered the propane version. In the past I have used backpacking camp burners with the small propane canisters.. Doing a very flatwater section so I think the odds of a spill or swamping are pretty slim but the thought of a worse case scenario of the fuel can falling in the river somehow worries me a little..

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If you're as diligent and watchful of the fuel can as you are the beer, you should be fine - just make sure its not in with or next to the food. If its not too late to return it for a propane stove, I highly recommend that.

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The only problem with propane is when it is cold out the stove doesn't work as well. I actually like the white gas stove better.
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the thought of a worse case scenario of the fuel can falling in the river somehow worries me a little..
Why would a fuel can fall in anymore that anything else on the raft? especially a propane canister? They are the same thing...strap them down

I prefer white gas because the canisters are refillable (atleast the ones I use) and you don't just throw them away each time...and you know how much is left.
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Why would a fuel can fall in anymore that anything else on the raft? especially a propane canister? They are the same thing...strap them down.
You're right, I can't imagine losing one on a flat water trip but just wanted to be sure it wasn't considered bad river ettiquite..
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just wondering: Is it refillable, or do they sell white gas canisters?
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The white gas is sold in gallon containers and can then be transfered to Aluminum fuel bottles. These bottles are very durable and can be re-used. This of course eliminates the waste of yet another propane cylinder. I think it burns better anyway. I also have to agree with Andy H. treat is as if it were your last beer.
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The white gas is sold in gallon containers and can then be transfered to Aluminum fuel bottles. These bottles are very durable and can be re-used. This of course eliminates the waste of yet another propane cylinder. I think it burns better anyway. I also have to agree with Andy H. treat is as if it were your last beer.
That is what I use. Just wondering if people use disposable white gas. Sounds like a bad idea to me...environmentally atleast.
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As far as I know, there aren't any disposable white gas containers. I suppose you could throw away each MSR bottle as you go through it, but otherwise they're not like the propane or butane canisters, since they don't need to be pre-pressurized.
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Just bought a new mrs pocket stove for this year. super light weight and boils in about 3 minutes it cost about $40 for the stove which is a bomb ass deal super leight weight like 3 oz or something like that.
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