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Anne Elk
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PostSun Aug 02, 2020 12:00 pm 
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^^^ Per my longer post of the 31st, they've been selling out daily, and for some reason their computer system can't track distribution center fulfillment for this fuel; but they know that the warehouse(s) have thousands of cannisters. Your best bet is to call the store shortly after they open and/or check online early in the day.

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PostSun Aug 02, 2020 4:18 pm 
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Kat wrote:
Cold coffee???  shakehead.gif  that alone is worth bringing fuel LOL!

That's exactly what I was thinking. I don't really "cook" per se, but we do boil water to add to the dehydrated food. And for coffee, of course.
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PostSun Aug 02, 2020 4:21 pm 
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Anne Elk wrote:
Called the REI flagship store today at 10:30 (Seattle).  They had the 8 oz MSR cannisters in stock.  You can order online for curbside pickup.  Looks like you must pickup same day, though, as I wasn't given an option.  They email you when it's ready.   biggrin.gif

Good to know. I'll plan to do this next month upon arrival at Seattle. I also bought a lindal valve in case they only thing they have are the tall green coleman propane cans, and a butane-to-isobutane adapter in case our only option is to get a butane can.
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PostSun Aug 02, 2020 4:47 pm 
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Just got mine.  The curbside pickup sure beats having to go into that parking garage!

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PostSun Aug 02, 2020 5:08 pm 
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Kat wrote:
Cold coffee???  shakehead.gif  that alone is worth bringing fuel LOL!

Bah!  Bring a few beans to munch on, same effect.  smile.gif
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PostSun Aug 02, 2020 7:34 pm 
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neek wrote:
Kat wrote:
Cold coffee???  shakehead.gif  that alone is worth bringing fuel LOL!

Bah!  Bring a few beans to munch on, same effect.  smile.gif

The true ultralight approach:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07VR71ZX6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_bE3jFb5HMJW9Y
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PostMon Aug 03, 2020 7:33 pm 
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"Sterno" brand Iso Butane / Propane mix 8-ounce can

Fred Meyer - Bridgeport Way SW - $3.49 each. They had about 7 or 8 cans. I got one.

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PostMon Aug 03, 2020 7:49 pm 
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^^^ That's what I ended up using last year when my Peak 1 disintegrated during a test the night before a trip.  I dashed to Freddies and bought a few of those cans, plus the nifty little Sterno pop-up aluminum wind screen with grate on top to hold your water pot.  Worked OK in a pinch. Kinda slow.

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PostMon Aug 03, 2020 9:20 pm 
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Sportsmans Warehouse in Silverdale had some when I was in there in Saturday. I had been there the week before and it was obvious they had both sold a bunch and gotten more in in the meantime. That is a spot were you could probably stop on your way out to the Olympcs, 80skeys.

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PostTue Aug 04, 2020 10:30 am 
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Brian Curtis wrote:
Sportsmans Warehouse in Silverdale had some when I was in there in Saturday. I had been there the week before and it was obvious they had both sold a bunch and gotten more in in the meantime. That is a spot were you could probably stop on your way out to the Olympcs, 80skeys.

Awesome tip, thanks. I'll mark that location on my calendar.
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PostTue Aug 04, 2020 1:01 pm 
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Was able to order a few from Aldewood REI last Wednesday for curbside pickup.

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PostWed Aug 05, 2020 7:49 pm 
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Lots of Olicamp 100g canisters at Arlberg Sports in Wenatchee. And some larger MSR expedition canisters there also.
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PostThu Aug 06, 2020 8:57 pm 
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No shortage of fuel canisters at the Seattle REI. All those boxes in the back are full and circle around the fireplace.
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PostFri Aug 07, 2020 10:13 am 
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I have some if anyone runs out...

Ballard area.
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PostFri Aug 07, 2020 10:17 am 
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Northgate Big 5 was totally stocked up again.  So this was exactly like the great TP shortage of spring 2020, the prepers panicked and hoarded, then the shelves were restocked.

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