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#160283 - 01/13/12 02:42 AM 100% Propane for Backpacking
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Yes, you read that correctly, 100% propane for backpacking type stoves.

The ideal set up is the 226g/8oz 100% propane Bernzomatic PowerCell -- if you can find them. They're out there, but they're tough to find.

Absent a PowerCell, you can use an adapter like the Kovea LPG (propane) adapter with common 16.4oz/465g propane cylinders, the kind everyone uses for car camping.



What are the considerations involved with the use of such an adapter and 100% propane for backpacking stoves? I address these and other practical matters of propane for backpacking stoves in my latest blog post: 100% Propane For Backpacking Stoves.



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#160290 - 01/13/12 08:35 AM Re: 100% Propane for Backpacking [Re: Hikin Jim]
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Thanks HJ. An alternate to the Xtreme stove then?
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#160294 - 01/13/12 09:23 AM Re: 100% Propane for Backpacking [Re: Hikin Jim]
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Nice review of the kovea

unfortunately ya still need those big heavy cylinders, so by that time white gas is a lot lighter.. if I want no moving parts, I just take the svea smile

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#160296 - 01/13/12 10:59 AM Re: 100% Propane for Backpacking [Re: phat]
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Yeah, my toughest decision on my weekend bp trips now is which stoves to take so I can exercise them.
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#160334 - 01/13/12 08:48 PM Re: 100% Propane for Backpacking [Re: hikerduane]
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Originally Posted By hikerduane
Thanks HJ. An alternate to the Xtreme stove then?
Duane
Yes, but not nearly as light. Hang on to that Xtreme for as long as you can.

Xtreme: Ultralight aluminum 300g canisters
Propane: Heavy-duty, big steel 465g canisters

Now that the Xtreme is gone, people that don't have one may want something.

HJ
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#160335 - 01/13/12 08:49 PM Re: 100% Propane for Backpacking [Re: phat]
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Originally Posted By phat
if I want no moving parts, I just take the svea smile
Yep. smile

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#160341 - 01/13/12 11:20 PM Re: 100% Propane for Backpacking [Re: Hikin Jim]
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Originally Posted By Hikin Jim
Originally Posted By phat
if I want no moving parts, I just take the svea smile
Yep. smile

HJ


Yep (and now this is cruel to the stove geeks) ... or the Borde wink
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#160345 - 01/14/12 01:23 AM Re: 100% Propane for Backpacking [Re: phat]
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lol. Had mine out this evening coincidentally. I'm actually selling it to a guy up in Oregon. Good stove and very compact, but I have so many freaking stoves, and he really wanted one.

They're hard to get now that they've been discontinued.

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