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Old 11-13-2011   #11
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too much weight, equipment, tinkering, etc. to be meaningful over time.
You must not have read the part about this being a Grand Canyon trip.

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Yah, I did, and there are arguments on both sides. Wouldn't normally jump with a negative but my experience with propane fires was not good, after a lot of effort. Since then I've gotten to the point that if I see I firepan on a trip where it's not REALLY cold I avoid it. Just my thing. Thought I'd share the experience. Hopefully the WPS system works better than what I had, but I ran through all those gas calculations several times and decided it wasn't worth it. If on a trip where there is no wood I sometimes bring a duffle of wood from home, or just go without.
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So do Java logs really smell like coffee when they burn?
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So do Java logs really smell like coffee when they burn?
I can't comment about the smell. I've yet to burn a Java Log. I only learned about them last week from a coworker. They seem like a good alternative to hauling a huge pile of wood and dealing with the ash and partially burned logs. I'm guessing that a single Java Log takes up about 1/6 the volume of the amount of chopped wood required for a fire. Does that sound right?
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Burning a Java Log? Doesnt this belong in the groover forum?
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There is no groover forum.
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Kayakers are always complaining about the rafters i figure we could give them their own forum
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Another thing. Java logs won't explode and blow up your raft, like a propane cylinder could.
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Another thing. Java logs won't explode and blow up your raft, like a propane cylinder could.
Has this ever really happened? Or is this like Mikey and Pop Rocks?

I've got the clearview (so i can tell at a glance my fuel level, plus lighter amd less chance of harm if you slam into it). I've seen videos of these dissolving in an inferno without exploding. Which a steel tank would probably do. But for real, if your boat is that hot you have bigger worries
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Mythbusters did a bust on this. Also search propane101. I'd be more worried from an ember from a burning log. BTW. Mikey is alive and well in NYC
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