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[pct-l] Re: zip stoves

   Somebody posted earlier about FS fire regulations re Zzip stoves; I
checked, and it seems they are not considered backpacking "stoves" at
all, but Open Fires - which if you think about it, is what they are...
When a certain level fire restriction prohibits open fires, that includes
the Zzips. If backpacking stoves only are permitted, you can't use a
   BTW, one part of the definition of "backpacking stove" is that the
device must have a  shut-off valve: you gotta be able to turn a
knob/throw a switch etc. and instantly stop the fuel from burning -
blowing out the flame or dumping water on the burning twigs doesn't count
[G] That's good to know, huh?         bj

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