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Jumble Jowls
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PostSat Sep 12, 2020 1:22 pm 
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hikerbiker wrote:
Plenty of white gas for us old timers. 

Even better, use a soda can stove.  It burns denatured alcohol.  You can find that anywhere.
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PostSat Sep 12, 2020 1:45 pm 
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Jumble Jowls wrote:
hikerbiker wrote:
Plenty of white gas for us old timers. 

Even better, use a soda can stove.  It burns denatured alcohol.  You can find that anywhere.

Yeah, except alcohol stoves aren't allowed during times of high fire hazard

USFS wrote:
Non-approved Fires

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Alcohol ultralight stoves (these tend to be homemade from aluminum or tin cans and burn rubbing alcohol)
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https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/okawen/home?cid=fsbdev3_053600#approved%20and%20non%20approved

I do find that alcohol stoves are pleasant to use for solo bike touring.   Silent operation,  fuel is easy to find in small towns.
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PostSun Sep 13, 2020 4:49 am 
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I found this recent WDFW release a bit puzzling about propane stoves (Posted on the Stewardship forum). They didn't mention iso tho

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Keep a cold camp. Campfires and charcoal briquets are currently prohibited across Eastern WA state lands. Also avoid using personal camp stoves and lanterns fueled by propane.
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PostSun Sep 13, 2020 8:16 am 
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Kat wrote:
I found this recent WDFW release a bit puzzling about propane stoves (Posted on the Stewardship forum). They didn't mention iso tho

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Keep a cold camp. Campfires and charcoal briquets are currently prohibited across Eastern WA state lands. Also avoid using personal camp stoves and lanterns fueled by propane.


I think the propane aspect is a bit too specific,  reading the entire section it appears to me that they are saying don't burn anything, regardless of fuel type.


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Prevent wildfires and stay safe by following these recommendations
Keep a cold camp. Campfires and charcoal briquets are currently prohibited across eastern Washington state lands, but also avoid using personal camp stoves, propane fire rings, and lanterns fueled by propane. Eat no-cook foods or cook food at home and bring it with you.

https://wdfw.wa.gov/about/wdfw-lands/wildfire
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PostSun Sep 13, 2020 8:25 am 
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That makes more sense.  But cold coffee... well, I guess it's still caffeine!
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PostSun Sep 13, 2020 10:42 am 
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Kat wrote:
That makes more sense.  But cold coffee... well, I guess it's still caffeine!

Well IDK -- my son seems to be happy to pay extra money for "cold brew" coffee.   I'm not.

However for "alpine start" mornings from home, I have been know to load up my french press in the evening with cold water and place it in the fridge next to batch of "overnight oats"  for getting going in the morning with a minimum of steps, but without resorting to a "clif bar" breakfast.
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PostWed Sep 23, 2020 1:29 pm 
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Arlberg Sports in Wenatchee just got a shipment of MSR canisters. The sales dude told me they had been selling at a brisk pace all morning.

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PostSat Sep 26, 2020 9:19 am 
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I have been able to buy the MSR cans (3 sizes) all summer at Der Sportsman in L'worth.  Maybe I have just had lucky timing, but the clerk told me they only ran out once back in June for about a week.
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PostSat Oct 03, 2020 8:58 pm 
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These guys better figure out this fuel situation!!!! remains an unresolved situation!!! Customers are gettin FURIOUS!!!

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