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[pct-l] Fuel choice in a can stove
- Subject: [pct-l] Fuel choice in a can stove
- From: "Vaughn, Ron" <RSV@crai.com>
- Date: Sun, 15 Feb 1998 16:33:26 -0500
I don't know of any reason that you could not use white gas, gasoline,
or even kerosene in a can-type stove set up. Soot will probably form
with all of them, and cold weather might make using kerosene a problem.
None of them will explode in the can unless you let the can get
incredibly hot, which seems unlikely, especially if you restrict
yourself to boiling a quart of water per use.
Who knows, maybe MSR and others have been selling us a bill of goods on
the need for expensive stoves. Try it out at home, and if it works for
you, do it. I wonder what Ray Jardine would say about can-type stoves,
given his love of inexpensive, lightweight gear?
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