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PostTue Jul 21, 2020 7:56 pm 
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don't panic.....as a guy at REI told me "Let's not make stove fuel the new toilet paper."
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PostWed Jul 22, 2020 9:42 am 
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Matt wrote:
Fred Meyer now sold out at two stores I checked in town.

I hit the Northgate Big 5 yesterday and I got the last two small canisters, Kovea branded.  The clerk said that was all that came in on the last shipment.  Funny as I searched their website and it showed all other locations as  "limited Quantity, check before coming in"  but the Northgate said "in stock".  The clerk said they just got the shipment and only those 2 canisters were there.

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PostFri Jul 24, 2020 7:28 pm 
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Plenty of white gas for us old timers.  Going on 50 years now since my first Optimus 8R and never an issue I couldn't fix.

Every time I sort through all my "un-used gear" bins I wonder why I am still holding on to the white gas canisters and stoves.  Now I am feeling smarter than I really am.
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PostFri Jul 24, 2020 7:35 pm 
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Downhill wrote:
Now I am feeling smarter than I really am.

I always feel smarter than I really am. dizzy.gif

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PostFri Jul 24, 2020 7:37 pm 
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Still have three white gas stoves (Coleman Peak 1, MSR Whisperlite International, Snow Peak white gas), as well as a Caldera Cone alcohol stove.  So I've got alternatives if needed.  Fortunately I have a good stockpile of MSR canisters of various sizes, as well as a transfer valve if needed.

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PostFri Jul 24, 2020 7:41 pm 
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https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PMMHHZ1/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_RS5gFb73SG7A7

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MSEJQJB/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_1T5gFbZ5R31XK

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PostFri Jul 24, 2020 7:43 pm 
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https://www.amazon.com/Plus-Canister-Shifter-Adapter-Function/dp/B00U2EE6M2/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=backpacking+canister+fuel+valve&qid=1595644999&s=sporting-goods&sr=1-2

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PostMon Jul 27, 2020 10:51 pm 
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If you saw off some old canisters, you can pour some the gas into an empty Nalgene, seal 'r up. Consolidate a few cans.

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PostTue Jul 28, 2020 1:04 pm 
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I hope you are joking.

Sawing off an almost empty canister sounds like a bad idea to me. Kind like combining hydrogen and heat for better lift in a balloon (it brings a whole new meaning to more bang for your buck).

Way back in science class I think I read something about sparks and gas being a volatile combination and even if the tank material is not supposed to spark you never know what people might try to do.
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PostTue Jul 28, 2020 1:24 pm 
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You can always use Bacardi 151 and a pop can stove.

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PostFri Jul 31, 2020 1:06 pm 
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This is good to know--I hadn't realized that like jigsaw puzzles, hand weights, and cleansing wipes, fuel had become hard to get. It makes sense. Everyone is camping. I've never had such a hard time getting campsites as this year, and also never seen so much hotel/motel availability--everyone is camping rather than staying indoors. Similarly I was just in a marine store trying to buy a life jacket and they were wiped out, and they told me they had never had such booming business as this summer. I think a lot of outdoor items are in short supply.
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PostFri Jul 31, 2020 1:33 pm 
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kiliki wrote:
they told me they had never had such booming business as this summer. I think a lot of outdoor items are in short supply

save our lives? and economy?

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PostFri Jul 31, 2020 2:43 pm 
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graywolf wrote:
https://www.amazon.com/Plus-Canister-Shifter-Adapter-Function/dp/B00U2EE6M2/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=backpacking+canister+fuel+valve&qid=1595644999&s=sporting-goods&sr=1-2

I have one of these little gizmos thanks to having read about it on another thread in this forum. I (luckily) I bought 7 of the 450 gram bottles at the Big Five store back in March. Using this device I am able to get every last gram out of the big bottles by freezing the receiving canister and warming the donor. I use a gram scale and fill as close as possible to an exact weight. I wouldn’t spend the extra money on the one with the vent button we’re into do it over.
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PostFri Jul 31, 2020 3:22 pm 
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I got my old whisperlite out of the Armageddon Cache as white gas’s is still available but found enough canisters for modest backpacks. Wow Wallys world has some 100g ones for scary prices   eek.gif

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PostFri Jul 31, 2020 3:40 pm 
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Well, if camp fuel becomes completely unavailable, then start doing things the old way, over a fire.
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