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RE: [pct-l] Esbit costs
- Subject: RE: [pct-l] Esbit costs
- From: "Reynolds, WT" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2000 08:15:16 -0800
Your figures are very interesting. It puts the entire stove issue in a
different light. You might reconsider a butane stove.
My Primus butane canisters cost $3.49 and probably boil 20 quarts of water.
A large one costs $5.49 and would boil about 40 quarts of water.
It appears that one way to hike the PCT is to make small cooking fires as
Read Miller did, basically carrying pre-cooked food, to Kennedy Meadows.
From there a single butane canister would get you thru the Sierra.
This kinda puts the fuel resupply problem of butane stoves in perspective.
IF [ BIG IF ]one could figure out how to receive fuel canisters in
appropriate locations, the 3 ounce Snow Peak or Primus Stoves look like the
From: Brett Tucker [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Monday, February 07, 2000 9:51 PM