Where to dispose of butane fuel canister near campus?

I have several butane canisters (from portable stoves) that are all used up. How do I get rid of them safely and legally?

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Camping Fuel Canisters (Propane / Butane)

Anyone know how to recycle / dispose of the empty canisters?

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Request: $70 for cooking items for car living

Living in my car and want to buy:

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Gas-One-1-Burner-Portable-Butane-Camp-Stove/545020593

https://www.walmart.com/ip/nbsp-Butane-Fuel-Canisters-for-Portable-Camping-Stoves-Gas-Burners-UL-Listed-12pk/392419119

https://www.walmart.com/ip/T-fal-Easy-Care-8-Thermo-Spot-Dishwasher-Safe-Non-Stick-Frypan-Black/160815338

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Tramontina-Simple-Cooking-2-Quart-Non-Stick-Polished-Covered-Sauce-Pan/52636785


Also I posted this if you want to view: https://old.reddit.com/r/vandwellers/comments/f0iyjo/question_how_to_use_portable_stove_plus_help_with/


Also Do you think this is a good buy? I think it would save money on food overall but it is kinda a lot to spend at once right?

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Packing list

Greetings all. I may abscond from my current residence in a few months and wanted to know if the following would be sufficient until I better understand the realities of being without a home:

-bookbag

-resealable 64 oz. plastic mug

-steel Thermos

-calorie block rations

-several MREs

-stack of restaurant napkins

-three containers of wet wipes

-several flattened rolls of toilet paper

-toothbrush

-2 tubes of toothpaste

-comb

-dental floss

-scissors

-Dr. Bronner's Castile Soap (8 ounces)

-towel

-two spare outfits (sweater and sweatpants, shorts and tee shirt)

-several pairs of partial wool socks

-several pairs of boxer shorts

-two jackets

-two hats (Greek fisherman's cap and ushanka)

-jumpsuit

-power bank

-smartphone/wallet combo

-small pocket knife

-tools (pliers with cutters, multibit screwdriver, crowbar)

-ID (SS card, birth certificate, driver's license, several articles of (former) residence)

-two rolls of duct tape, compressed

-medium blue tarpaulin

-regular sized fleece blanket

-several contractor bags

-Bible

-2 notebooks

-several blue/black ink pens

-lighter

-2 small butane fuel canisters

-lock

-2 rags

-2 pairs of work gloves

-sewing kit

-multiplug

-glasses

-spare glasses

-glasses strap

This listing is by no means definitive or especially thought-out. I still require items like a sleeping bag, cardboard, earplugs and a can opener (among other things I'm sure.) Thank you very much for reading.

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First long, self-supported European tour, advice needed

So essentially I am planning a tour starting in Madrid, doing a circuit around Spain and then heading east through Europe until I get to Greece. I am Canadian, and living in Canada, so this will be my first time flying with the bike. I have a few unrelated questions that I would like answered, if possible:

  1. Camping stove: I'm thinking of getting a whisperlite universal, since it can supposedly run off propane fuel canisters as well as regular gasoline/diesel. However, I was wondering as to the availability of propane/butane fuel canisters in Europe that are compatible with the attachment on the whisperlite. I've read that the widely available Campingaz brand is not compatible. Additionally, in the Balkans, will fuel canisters be available?

  2. Offline maps: I'm trying to figure out what I want to use for navigation. I discovered OpenCycleMap.org which is amazing, but was wondering if there is a way to download it to a phone using an app so that I can use GPS to position myself on the map. What do you use for routing/navigation?

  3. Phone: What do you guys do for phones? I was planning on trying to unlock my phone here and put a European SIM card in it once I get to Madrid. However, my phone is not in the best condition and I'm not sure if I will be able to rely on it (it's very temperamental with regards to charging...), so I'd be open to suggestions.

  4. Lastly, this is a map of my rough route. If you have any suggestions for places to visit on the way, or deviations from the route, fire away. I'm definitely open to ideas. https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Madrid/Athens,+Kentrikos+Tomeas+Athinon,+Greece/@44.8152528,-1.2657258,4.75z/data=!4m69!4m68!1m60!1m1!1s0xd422997800a3c81:0xc436dec1618c2269!2m2!1d-3.7037902!2d40.4167754!3m4!1m2!1d-4.8456128!2d37.7331154!3s0xd6d24e6d1a91555:0x7762c40b21bce5dc!3m4!1m2!1d-5.796828!2d36.079893!3s0xd0c60df7b3ae4a5:0x5a4e42404907fe79!3m4!1m2!1d-1.8146302!2d37.3502579!3s0xd64d5eae848fd2b:0x4ba3b882f8d822ba!3m4!1m2!1d6.947555!2d43.486248!3s0x12ce84949ab5d875:0x4573174710c80fdd!3m4!1m2!1d6.162596!2d43.988378!3s0x12cb93f2985599ad:0xf90ce298feb40195!3m4!1m2!1d4.9058063!2d45.7556618!3s0x47f4c1ae700e0e55:0xf5703f0381a7411d!3m4!1m2!1d6.2364704!2d46.1932343!3s0x478c6e29cd6093f1:0x5b500853b8d83802!3m4!1m2!1d8.6192042!2d47.3948605!3s0x479aa10c840d8151:0xbe3692810deaf1eb!3m4!1m2!1d13.0168101!2d47.8178161!3s0x47769aa804cf89c9:0xb116e9ad2c5e3510!3m4!1m2!1d14.4944897!2d50.0507003!3s0x470b93b2781dcdbf:0x144b7ce7e7d4605d!3m4!1m2!1d16.63415

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HMG Duffel 140l full of UL gear stolen (Berkeley, CA)

Hi friends,

Over the weekend my HMG 140L duffel full of UL gear was stolen in Berkeley. This is a pretty distinctive bag made of bright white woven white dyneema textile. Inside was the HMG ultamid 4, half insert, ruta locura carbon fiber pole, and lots of HMG pods full of stuff like MSR reactor, benchmade 940-1... (Sidenote- this duffel is awesome and fits nearly everything I own(ed).)

I'm posting here because a lot of this stuff is really distinctive and I don't think it's likely the thief knows what they got. I can't imagine them knowing what a dyneema winter hammock tarp is. As sympathetic and kind as the police have been, I'm not hopeful they will be able to find anything. Meanwhile I have automated alerts setup at all the places I'd expect to see this stuff.

If you see any of this stuff around the area or in any forums I'd appreciate a heads up. Driving by and seeing a $1000 tent pitched near the Clairmont/24 underpass is something I wouldn't be surprised to see.

My insurance carrier is fucking awesome and has already issued payment minus deductible. I'm plugging Lemonade.com for making this shitty experience less shitty. Even stuff I got from /r/ulgeartrade and customized zpacks stuff was covered.

(meanwhile I have to use my backup tent at 4+lbs... the indignity!)

Also, where is everyone getting your isobutane right now? I am suddenly out...

<3

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Refilling butane jet lighter help

Hi, I have a Vertigo Jet Lighter for Cigars that I use to head small things up. I was wondering if there was a way to use the big butane cans to refill it. The nozzle coming out of the can is too large for the refill valve on the lighter. Am I forced to buy one of the small cans meant for small lighters? Are there any jet lighters that are refillable with the big cans? Thank you.

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Best option for portable stoves?

What do you guys think is best option for portable stoves? I’m interested in something on the smaller side. Additionally, do they all use those propane canisters? I’d rather avoid propane and propane accessories if possible.

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Can you safely use other canisters with a JetBoil, without damaging it or reducing effectiveness long-term?

The jetboil website says you can use any gas (edit: changed from liquid) fuel that has an EN417 nozzle. However, I’m wondering if anyone has had a bad experience with using an off brand (edit: non-jetboil) fuel long term.

Are there soot deposits etc. with certain fuels that make the system less efficient?

Can anyone recommend a fuel brand over another? The original jetboil is pretty pricey and isn’t always available. If that’s all that I should be using though, I will. Thanks!

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Butane storage in a hot apartment?

Hey guys.

I purchased a butane stove and a few canisters of fuel a few months ago, to have on hand just in case (or to use for camping). I live in the US southwest, where it gets very hot. Is it safe to keep the unopened cardboard box with the canisters in it in my apartment? I don't have the AC on much ($$) but it isn't over 120F inside as far as I know. The alternative is just.. Getting rid of them or leaving them out on my sunlit patio.

Advice? Is this just an irrational worry?

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Interesting problem with jetboil

So i ran out of fuel for my jetboil flash and had to hastily pick up a coleman butane/propane mix. I opened up the valve and the piezo ignition wouldn’t work, had to use a lighter to get it going. Why could this be and is it safe to still use?

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Propane stove with precise settings

So I used to roast with propane. Then I received an Iwatani butane stove as a gift. It works great for my modified and motorized Whirley Pop roaster. Unfortunately I ran through the fuel that I received with it and found out it's difficult to get the 8oz butane canisters. Amazon won't ship them to me, and everywhere else wants $30+ to ship them due to HazMat fees.

So, I think I'm going to go back to Propane. Gonna get an adapter so I can use a mid-sized tank instead of the little green camping tanks. Problem is that I'm not happy with the stove I was using. It's a Coleman camping stove. It works well enough, except for the adjustability and repeatability of heat levels. The knob wobbles a bit so it's hard to get precise, and there are no markings on the dial, so it's just all guesswork. Fine when you're cooking bacon on top of a mountain, but not so good for roasting coffee when you're trying to replicate some semblance of a heat curve.

So, I'm looking for a propane stove with a knob that can be accurately set (No wiggle on the knob), preferably with a dial that is marked. I'd rather not have a stove that puts out a crazy high BTU, because on my Coleman stove I notice that I'm only using maybe the first 1/4" of the dial at most. If I was using 75% of a dial, I'd have a lot more room to adjust.

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Any one knows why the gass pipe goes above the burner ? and why this is designed like this on this stove ?
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Ima have to get me one of those.
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Stove fuel arrangements

There’s been some questions on how stove fuel will be handled with the gift shops closed and only the seaplanes delivering passengers. You can NOT have fuel on the plane. In order to make sure it’s available upon your arrival, you should order directly from the lodge. I got this info from John R (seaplanes director of operations). Be sure to include your expected date of arrival.

Here’s the instructions on how to do so:

Rock Harbor Lodge is handling the pre-purchase of stove fuel. Please go to www.rockharborlodge.com and click on β€˜Fuel for Seaplane Passengers’ in the upper right hand corner of the home page. Only iso-butane in 8 oz. canisters is available at a cost of $10.07 including tax. In the space labeled β€˜Passenger/Guest information’ please use the same name as that is on the seaplane reservation even if another person’s credit card is used. In the β€˜Additional Information” block please enter the location on the island where you will be arriving (Rock Harbor or Windigo).

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Cooking equipment advice for new backpacker

Hey all - I am puchasing new backbacking gear as I'm making the transition from camping to backpacking and I'm hoping to get some cooking equipment advice as I've never done this before. I'm looking for a quality burner, stove, pan setup so that I can saute veggies and some meats while not adding too much weight. budget for all is under $150.

I'm not really sure what fuel brands go with which burners and which burner brands can hold a small pan and which are the best lightweight pans to get. I'll also need a pot for boiling water as well. Thanks!

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Question about fuel for my first 6 day hike...

The longest I've done before is 3 days, during which I had plenty of fuel in my canister. I used a Coleman C250 I think.

Coleman now sell the C300 which is 240g of propane/butane.

This is cooking for one adult male for 6 days, hot breakfast (oats or eggs) with hot coffee/tea and then a hot evening meal with a hot drink.

Lunch is served cold.

Basically 6 days is going to be the longest I've gone - is the Coleman C300 going to be enough for that?

I know it's hard to gauge due to use being different for every person, but just from experience or any pointers would be welcome.

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Bug-out Bag SHAKEDOWN [Pic Heavy]

Hey all, I've had a bug out/go-bag for probably the last ten years but with this whole quarantine thing going on I decided to rethink my bag and upgrade it. That means new bag, new equipment, with a focus on quality gear and reducing weight.

This pack rides in my truck 24/7 and does double duty as my camping/hiking bag as well (When camping I drop numerous items to reduce weight).

I would love some feedback on the bag, any suggestions you might have to reduce weight or additions/tweaks I might be missing. Thanks for taking a look.

Background: My AOR currently is in the rocky mountain region, so temperatures can be down to freezing in the mountains even in the summer time at elevation. Below is an inclusive list of the items in the bag. Not included or pictured is my clothing which consists of base, mid, and outer/shell layers commensurate with the weather/terrain. Also, not pictured is firearms/weapons but I'll include it in the list below.

Configuration: I have the main pack and detachable day/assault pack figured for self-sustainment in the event I am separated from either one. Obviously, the intent is to deploy the day/assault pack if I need to leave my base pack/camp and it has everything I would need. Day/assault pack also does double duty as my day hiking pack. Total pack weight is right at 40lbs loaded with food and water.

Base Backpack

- Eberlestock Half-Track (w/belt mounted holster & Tactical Tailor Admin Pouch)

- Rain Cover (Reversible Multicam / Hi-vis Orange Rain Cover)

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[Casual] Thoughts on a product we designed for young individuals (who has been cooking more than usual during this lockdown)

A griller to be specific at the moment.
Doing something on these lines...
https://imgur.com/5aduWGT

  1. So this is a gas-fueled product. Meant to be plugged directly to your propane line. It also can be fitted with a butane canister.
  2. The gas arrangement makes it somewhat portable as well and with other peripherals you can buy like stands etc. moving it makes it easier.Those two are the original intentions of manufacturers.
  3. Through design, we've also tried to make it extremely easy to clean.
  4. Also, there's a small coal basket in the product. Therein you can put your heated coal briquet. If you put some oil on it, it's meant to create smoke which you can use to smoke your food with the glass lid on.

Don't know if I was successful in explaining the product...What do you feel generally? Does it seem to have an edge over the usual Foreman grill?

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Whats not safe to keep in a car?

I am wanting to cache some items in a car. What would store well or may be risky?

  • food: tin cans? glass jars? grains? (rice, beans)
  • fuel: butane canisters? sterno cans?
  • water?

I would keep these in the lower parts of the car (at floor level, deep in trunk).

I know the temperatures rise and fall in a car. Im wondering if these would affect the fuels (think expansion and contraction of gas in canisters, etc).

Whats safe or not safe? Looking for practical experiences from people

edit: just to add. This is not for long term storage. More like having a secondary base camp area to work from. scenario: unexpected evacuation (fire, flood, earthquake, goons) and you want to have a week or two weeks supplies in the car to work from while you get situated.

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Hey guys! quick question from a noob!

So I’ve recently started purchasing new hiking gear and am just curious about some things. I’ve been looking at camping stoves and have found the multi fuel stove I think I want. Just wondering what your opinions are on the MSR WISPERLITE. Any and all advice/other better products would be appreciated. I’d rather save money but I also know you get what you pay for, so don’t be afraid to suggest anything, Survival equipment in general is expensive but if you want quality you still pay for it.

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Alcohol stoves for hiking - Who else takes alcohol stoves with them? hikeforpurpose.com/alcoho…
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Gas, alcohol or liquid stove?

In terms of liters boiled / weight in grams, what type of stove is most efficient? Assume a low/no wind, mid temperature setting.

E.g. Jetboil flash claims 12 liters per 100 gram of gas.

Not including wood on purpose.

Thanks!

Edit - subject line - I mean liquid (white) gas - e.g. MSR XGK

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[FOR SALE] Butane stove and fuel - good for hot pot, car camping, etc.

[edit: gone, thanks y’all!]

Hey all,

I have an Iwatani butane stove with a carrying case that I've used maybe 10 times. It's in good condition plus I have 5 canisters of fuel! Purchased it from Mitsuwa this past summer for ~$30, used it for a car camping trip, and then never looked at it again. Fast forward to now, and I'm trying to purge unused stuff out of my apartment.

Here's the exact model on the Iwatani website: http://www.iwatani.com/cp/stoves/za-3hp/

Not looking to make money off this, just trying to give it to a good home, so make me an offer. Pet free/smoke free/clean/etc. Message me for pictures if you want them.

Prefer for you to pickup in 90066, but I can meet somewhere in the middle of both of us if that's far for you. Venmo, masks, etc.

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IsoButane Fuel Canisters, Lockdown

Aloha, All retail stores are closed and the supply of IsoButane canisters is gone with it. Where are you all sourcing your fuel from in the meantime?

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Butane canister storage in an apartment

I bought a pack of butane canisters similar to this. Where in my apartment is the safest place to keep them?

I’m thinking in a cupboard in the kitchen in its original packaging away from any heat sources. Unfortunately, I don’t have access to an outdoor storage locker except a balcony that gets lots of sunlight.

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Fuel canisters: 110g vs 230g?

So obviously talking in absolutes, the 110g is smaller and lighter... BUT it doesn't quite seem like a worthwhile tradeoff to me, I think?

For starters - I've always used the 230g canisters. Never the smaller, and never the really large ones. My longest trip has been 7 days - most of the time it is 1-3 nights.

I normally just pick up my canisters at MEC when needed, but comparing the two sizing options:

  • More than double the fuel for not even close to double the price (makes the small one feel like a ripoff?)
  • More waste via going through the canister more frequently? Also more frequently hitting the awkward spot of "I'm very low on fuel, can this comfortably last my next trip"
  • It seems the empty small canister is comparable in weight to the larger one, so really it's just the more fuel adding the weight?

I am not an ultralighter, but just wondering what you guys think about choosing between these canister sizes?

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Dehydrated meals in the bear canister?

Pretty new to wilderness backpacking. On our last trip, all of our food was no-prep stuff, but we want to bring in a few dehydrated meals this time. Whats the consensus on if they should be stored inside a bear can before being opened?

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Craigslist camp stove good deal?

Hey ya'll I've been camping before but just moved to a new state (Maine) with more rural accommodations and I wanted to make sure I cover my ass in the north woods. I just bought this stove for $10 and cannot find information regarding how reliable it will be. I leave tomorrow and just need to know whether I should run to the surplus for different one.

Thanks in advance for helping me out.

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MSR XGK Ex vs. MSR Windburner for high altitudes

I just recently got the MSR XGK Ex liquid fuel stove. I originally bought the Wind burner (Did not use) and ended up trading in for the liquid fuel stove instead of the butane canister stove. I heard the butane canister stoves don't work well in high altitudes. I wasn't sure how well the Windburner would have worked in 11,000 ft altitudes in the Canadian Rockies. Do you guys think I made the right choice by switching for the XGK Ex or think I should of stayed with the Windburner? Would it of worked fine at those altitudes and colder weather.

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A gift for my UL boyfriend

My boyfriend is graduating and has his birthday in a month or so, and he is planning on traveling.

His plans are to start in Kamchatka, and make his way West, where I'll probably meet him in India in a few months time. He could land up anywhere in between.

The thing is, I don't know what to get him. I don't want to get him anything that would be excess, and he buys all his own equipment after researching and checking what he'd like best.

He really is a junkie for trekking and backpacking gear, which is a slight contrast with his love of traveling with minimal luggage. He prefers to make do later rather than overly inconvenience himself now (right now he has gone hiking for a few days without taking a mat to sleep on.. even though he has a great one, he just didn't have time to get it.)

What can I get him? I'll probably go away for a weekend with him before he goes off, but I do want to give him something physical as well.

Any suggestions? I'm going to post this to some other subs as well I hope that's okay!

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Propane/Butane stove at an elevation of 12,000 ft.

My climbing partner and I were lucky enough to score a campsite at the Boulder Field at the base of Long's on July 1st. Just wondering if anyone has had any trouble with using their propane/butane mix fuel at such a high elevation? We'll be at over 12,000 feet. I've used mine with no troubles at 10k but would hate to summit the next morning on an empty stomach!

Thanks

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Refilling fuel canisters

Fuel canisters compatible with most backpacking stoves are very expensive and extremely hard to come by where I live, but 100g butane canisters are readily available in most places. I've been gifted a pocket-rocket knockoff by a friend who wasn't aware of the issues in procuring fuel. It seems to make sense to refill my canisters. How many refills might I safely be able to get out of a canister that meets international safety standards? Hikin' Jim at Adventures in Stoving does 12, but he states hat this itself is quite low.

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My stove (cheap version of the MSR Pocket Rocket) had twice sprayed me with fuel when I've cracked a new canister. Is it me, or is it the stove?

I can't find anything about the topic online.

I have one of the cheap ripoff ultra light stoves. It's great, and most of the time it works well. I use Jetboil fuel or MSR fuel.

The first time I cracked a new canister, the thing sprayed fuel at me as I twisted it in. I dropped it in shock and basically let it spew until I could grab it and get it twisted on the rest of the way. It was fine after that but I didn't take the canister off until it was empty. My friend suggested maybe the valve was open or something but... I don't think so. The can is supposed to be self sealing.

Since then I've went through 2 more cans of fuel, taking the canister off and putting it back on all the time, and haven't had any issue other than maybe a little whiff of butane for a second.

Then, I cracked my fourth can and the same thing happened - it sprayed fuel everywhere. I had definitely made sure the valve was closed this time, but it did take me a second of twisting to get it on, so maybe it just wasn't straight or something and didn't get a good seal when I cracked the can.

Now I'm trigger shy. I use the thing all the time. I kind of want to get rid of this in case it's defective/dangerous and get a higher quality one, but my partner thinks I just suck at getting the thing in straight.

Thoughts?

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EK tries get me arrested? Enjoy your own criminal record :D

This is a reupload of my story, it was deleted because the link of the fire glove wasnt a historical link. If you wanna see it then just search this story up on Pro Revenge. Anyways! Enjoy!

[Background info]

This happened back when I was in sophomore year, and was a bit of a nerd but in a weird phase where I was actually starting to get some confidence. I spent the last 2 years thinking about launching an online business (back when Shopify wasn't as popular and prominent) and finally started to keep on track.

So I spend several weeks going to whole-sale websites, gathering products, designing the websites, etc. Once it launches, I decide to start small and only use my school district as the target market; of course there is mistrust with this system because no one takes a high school kid with an Amazon-esque website seriously. But after a while and some small purchases, I had a decent customer base with around 10-25 orders per week.

This was first when the school found out about it and the AP (Assistant Principal, person designated to watch our specific graduation class for all 4 years we are there) calls me down to his office and basically lectures me on the importance of the legality and on how I need to change the name of the website. Basically I named it after the school which was named after a well-known politician's family, and they didn't want legal issues. I did a lot of homework involving this and legally checked everything, especially since I was a minor and I didn't wanna cause any issues for my own fam.

I didn't care that much, I had been meaning to reboot the site and make it more lighter and modern anyways. I changed the name and moved on.

[Issues begins]

Now EK was a highly manipulative kid; he was one of those unlikable and bratty people who made up stories to attract girls and popularity. He always bragged he was gonna be rich because of how rich his parents were, girls would be obsessed with him, he was gonna be in movies; basically all sorts of delusional claims. I started out being uneasy "friends" with him meaning I just talked to him in class but I slowly drifted away from him because he would constantly flirt and harass these two girls, even though they told him not to and I tried to stop him.

Most of our entire grade didn't like this kid, but then he claims he owned the websites and ran it, and if anyone knows marketing, an unsavory person with ownership is bad for business. So I confront him and he apologizes sa

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Can’t fill my QuadFlame butane lighter...

Hello!

I got my Vapcap M today and am so excited to use it! Except, I can’t figure out how to fill my quad-flame butane lighter (from PuffItUp)

I know there are a bunch of posts like this, and I’ve read through a ton, as well as watched several instructional YouTube videos.

I’m just confused, because I feel like I’m doing exactly what everyone says to do, but NO butane is going into the lighter. I got this butane fuel from Target.

I’m holding it upside down, pressing hard into the fill hole, and it just goes EVERYWHERE except into the lighter. Am I stupid? It almost seems as if the butane canister is just like... 0.0001 millimeter too large to fit into the hole? Has anyone else had this problem?

I let air out of the lighter and everything, I have no idea what I’m doing wrong - Did I just buy the wrong kind of butane canister?

So sorry if this is a dumb question - Thank you for your time!!

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Cooking equipment for fly-in camping?

I fly to various places where I end up camping. So far I've always been able to find someone else who was driving into the campground who I was able to use their propane or butane/isopropane blend gas stove when I arrive. I've asked people if these gas containers are safe at 14k feet, the people I'm asking basically say "TSA isn't going to let you bring a gas canister on a plane". They don't understand GA. I'm assuming it's a bad idea. Charcoal and wood are huge, heavy, and messy. I don't want to bring liquid fuels because they seem like an even worse idea.

So my question is, what do you bring that is light weight and safe to haul at 14,000 feet for camp cooking?

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Propane and propane accessories

Last year, my butane torch broke. I think it was fifth or sixth torch I'd gone through since switching to concentrates. They just aren't built to hold up to near constant use. Anyway, I needed a replacement late in the evening. The only store open that sells such things was Home Depot. They don't carry butane torches, so I left with a cheap Bernzomatic propane torch. The whole setup with the torch head, and the propane canister was less than $10, a fraction of the $50 the headshops around here charge for butane torches.

It has saved me almost as much money as quitting cigarettes. Previously, I was having to purchase a $5-$10 can of butane once a week or so. That's like $250-$500 a year, just for fuel. With this propane torch, the canister lasted slightly longer than a year, and the replacement I bought yesterday was $3. That's less than $3 for an entire year of use.

Plus, it produces a larger, hotter flame, reducing the time needed to get a banger up to temp. It's not as comfortable to hold as a smaller butane torch, but who the fuck cares?

Maybe everyone discovered this years ago, and I'm late to the party, but I thought I would pass this along anyway.

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$300 R.E.I. dividend to spend on ultralight gear. Where to start?

I'll be cross-posting over in r/backpacking. My wife and I would like to start simplifying our trips by going ultralight. She is used to car camping (REI Base Camp 6, Cabela XL cots, Exped Mega Mats, cast iron cookware, Kelty Lowdown chairs, Coleman gas lanterns, and various other things that amount to 6 Plano Sportsman trunks, some day packs, two cots, and a 70qt Coleman Marine cooler to load up whenever we camp. Growing up a Boy Scout, I am used to backpacking, but have never really counted grams or gone full-on ultralight. We also have two REI Ridgeline 65 backpacks, but never really use them since we haven't actually packed into a site.

The obvious and easiest first step is to use a smaller tent, leave the cots and kick the full kitchen setup off the cart. So far, my research points to a Zpacks Duplex tent (which is not sold by REI), so I guess I'm asking for advice on sleeping pads and a cooking gear. I'm a side sleeper, and I've read that some pads are better for that than others.

Also, most of our camping will be done in Texas, some of it in the winter, and I've read some canister stoves don't perform well in cold temps, but just how cold does it have to be before a liquid fuel stove will be more appropriate? We have also gone to Rocky Mountain National Park where my Coleman propane stove works, but my Thermacell mosquito repellant wouldn't fire up (uses pressurized butane cartridges). Just for fun, I'm going to make a cat can stove to experiment with.

So, any suggestions on what to spend my $300 dividend on? We have a trip planned this weekend to Inks Lake and will still be more or less car camping. We just want to experiment with leaving more things at home with the goal of eventually trying something like the Lone Star Trail. As a bonus, I'll be carrying the ultralight practice over into bikepacking. Thanks for the help!

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I'm planning to make my first trip on the Trans-America Trail next month and I'm a novice rider. What are your thoughts on my plans?

For context, I'm graduating college in May and I would like to ride the TAT before I start working full-time in July. I have absolutely zero experience riding motorcycles but I have experience camping and driving technical terrain. Time-wise, I realize this will be the only time over the next few years where I'll have the time and money to do the TAT. If you have any advice or recommendations on doing an XC trip, I'd be grateful to have your insight.

Dates and Planning:

Depart Asheville, NC on May 18th and arrive in Port Orford, OR on June 11th (25 days).

Spend June 12th - 13th in Port Orford as a cushion for loading my bike to be shipped back to NC on June 14th.

Fly back to NC on June 15th.

Motorcycle and Logistics:

2017-2019 Honda Crf250L

Shipping via http://www.funtransport.com/

Flight via Southwest Oregon regional airport

Gear:

Navigation Storage Other Expenses
TAT Maps Zip Ties Trail Food
Garmin Montana 610 GPS Camelbak 650 LUXE 100oz Motel & Campgrounds
Cobra HH 50 2way CB Radio Moose Expedition Tail Rack Gas
Parts & Trail Maintenance
JB Kwikweld Microdriver Socket Set Flat Head Screwdriver
Plastic Tank Repair Kit Needle Nose Pliers Open End Wrench Set
30" Tire Iron Chain Link Kit Locking Pliers
Front Tire Inner Tube Dupont Chain Lube Duct Tape
Inner Tube Repair Kit Air Filter Engine Oil 32oz
Mini Tire Inflator MAXIMA FAB-1 Air Filter Oil Spare Fuel Canister
CO2 Cartridges Phillips Head Screwdriver
Safety Gear
Butane Lighter Elbow Guards Off-road Helmet
MyMedic Basic First Aid Kit Riding Pants Knee Pads
Leatherman Jerseys Chest Armor
Bug Repellent Boots Mototent
Sunscreen Gloves Bear Spray

Financing Sources & Uses:

Cash $2,000
Personal Loan $8,000 (3-year, 9% APR, $250/mo)
Grand Total $10,000
Navigation -$878
Storage -$318
Motorcycle / Logistics -$5,620
Parts / Trail Maintenance -$420
Safety Gear -$1,593
Other Expenses -$1,171

I plan on selling everything once the trip is complete, including the bike and gear. I think I can recover ~50% of the grand total. All proceeds would be saved or invested for paying off the loan.

Please share your wisdom if you think my plans are missing something.

EDIT: I came back to this post later than I expected. Thank you all for the insight. It's clear I underestimated how diverse the terrain was on the TAT and ho

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Is there an adapter to switch the 16oz container to the smaller screw type of the right?
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Acquiring fuel after landing at Glasgow Airport

I'm planning on hiking the WHW and am wondering what the best way is to get fuel for my hike. Are there any shops in Glasgow that are easy to get to by public transport, or are there any shops in Milngavie or Drymen that sell either bio-ethanol or butane/propane gas canisters?

Thanks in advance.

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There's something in my apartment I lovingly refer to as "Ghost That's Not a Ghost"

So some backstory:

We moved into the apartment in September of 2017. We went on vacation to Washington in July 2018. Paranormal activity started August 2018. There wasn't any previous paranormal activity in the apartment before that.

Now that I've gotten that out of the way, I can tell you about Ghost That's not a Ghost, or for GTNaG. The first incident occurred sometime late at night in August, about two weeks after we came home from a weeklong vacation in Washington. I suffer from a serious case of insomnia and was up around 2 am watching videos on Youtube with noise cancelling headphones. I didn't have my headphones super loud but loud enough to where I couldn't hear my TV that my husband leaves on while he sleeps.

I felt a sudden tingling in my right hand as though I had dunk it into freezing cold water and it had gone numb. Still, not a big deal, I had thought since I suffer from a congenital neuro disorder that causes that sensation all the time, though it's mostly in my back and legs. A couple of minutes later, I heard a loud knocking coming from the bathroom connected to my bedroom. Mind you, I still have my noise cancelling headphones on.

I took them off to make sure I was actually hearing a knock when it happened again. I really didn't think much of it at the time either because the upstairs apartment's pipes had a tendency to knock against each other when they were being used and my neighbor is a night owl like myself. But every few minutes the knocking would start up again. Finally fed up, I got up to go see what was making the sound since it sounded like a person knocking on the door, not the pipes. As I walked closer to the bathroom, the knocks got louder and it sounded like the knocking was coming from inside the bathroom, not from say, the apartment behind me banging on the wall.

The knocking stopped as soon as I opened the door and turned on the light. I just dismissed it as a weird coincidence and went back to watching more Youtube videos. The knocking started up again the minute I pressed play and continued this little game of me checking and going back for a good ten minutes. I was really frustrated by this point and just said screw it and tried to go to sleep. That's when the knocking started coming in from inside my bedroom, right by my head and it didn't sound like a neighbor was banging on their side of the wall. It sounded like someone was literally knocking on the wall in my own bedroom. I had tried to wake

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Stove suggestions?

Looking to purchase a stove. Propane, gasoline, butane or alcohol? Main concern is storing these fuels safely without leaks or possible ignition.

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Gas Canister manufacturers can go fuck themselves douchepacker.wordpress.co…
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White elephant gift idea: small emergency kit

This year, we are doing white elephant for friends and family instead of secret Santa. Our minimum limit is $35. I thought of putting together a small emergency kit. I don't mind spending a little more, but less than $50. I'm sure my gift won't get stolen a lot, but I figure it can help someone someday for whoever ends up with it. Maybe it will start a seed so they can expand this kit on their own. Here's what I'm thinking:

Plastic shoe box sized container - $1

Butane/propane fuel canister 220g - $5.69

Backpacking stove with piezo igniter - $7.50

Metal back packing cup - $5.95

Matches/lighter

Spork - $3

Ramen noodles - removed

Candle - removed

Small tactical flashlight - $8

Head lamp $4.50

Extra batteries

Solar/hand crank radio with USB charger - $9

Hand warmers

Mylar space blanket

Poncho

Work/mechanic gloves - $1

Multi-tool - $5

Tape - $1

Pen/small paper pad

25ft paracord (split 50ft) - $2.50

Medicine like Tylenol or advil - $2

N95 mask

First aid kit w/ lots of different size band aids, 2x2s, 4x4s, 5x9s, rolls of gauze, medical tape, alcohol wipes, nitrile gloves, and a triangular bandage.

Do these make sense for a general kit? What else should I add or sub out? A lot of these will be from extras that I have laying around. I'm mostly buying the radio, multi tool, flashlights and the cooking stuff. The rest I figure I'll get from the dollar store. I'm in central California, if that makes any difference on how to build on this kit.

EDIT: I added prices to the ones I ended up buying. Total is $51.14. Obviously the total cost is more if I didn't have any of the other items in my stash. I'm making two of these kits so I took advantage of bulk deals vs buying some items individually. Hopefully this gives some folks ideas and customize their own kit for their gifts.

Edit 2: photo of the kit completed

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ONTARIO: Can I bring Jetboil on flight? (Air Canada)

I apologize if this isnt the right place to post this.

I will be taking a domestic trip from Ontario to Alberta and would like to bring my Jetboil with me for use.
I will only be bringing the actual Jet boil and not the fuel canister.
I dont have enough things to actually check in, so I was hoping to bring this as a carry on.

As per Air Canada page '

The following are only accepted as checked baggage:

  • A new unused camping stove in its original, unopened package.
  • A used camping stove that has contained flammable liquid such as kerosene, liquefied petroleum gas, propane, butane and isobutene. The used camping stove will be accepted only if:"

Would a jet boil be included in this?

Thank you!

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What is your opinion on using a Trangia alcohol stove?

I’m pretty stoked to receive my first stove, a Trangia 25-3 UL. I also got a 1L fuel canister for it. 10 years into doing this, this is actually the first time I’m buying myself a cook stove and set. Learning and experimenting is still so much fun!

Anyway, I’ve debated for a long time if I should use a regular butane stove or go with the alcohol burner which is more reliable in high altitude climbs and it looks old school. Accessories wise, I think it’s nice that it’s already got its own pots and pans, no need to buy another set. Also, the biggest factor for this decision is that I’m chicken shit to ignite a butane stove because it might burst or torch my fingers (as I have experienced before but not because of camping, but bec. I ignited something... that’s another story.)

So what’s your opinion on stoves and Trangia in general?

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LPT Buy Butane at Asian Markets

The really shady markets that sell deer antlers and frozen fish heads. Asian cuisines do a lot of hot pot style dishes that use butane stoves, canisters are about half the price compared to camping stores

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Thought I could ask this question here: When ice fishing last winter, I wanted to make some coffee using my portable gas cooker (PRIMUS). When trying to light the gas, I somehow also managed to put the Ice on fire... What went wrong? v.redd.it/mzpixoj2ky711
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Is a Jetboil (or something like it) the most efficient way to boil water (for coffee) from a van?

I'm considering getting a Jetboil to make coffee/oatmeal. I may get a stove or burner, but I won't always need to cook eggs or anything in a pan, so I want something that can boil water quickly.

Is the Jetboil the most ideal way to brew water for coffee quickly?

How much can I expect to spend on propane monthly or yearly for the Jetboil if I make one cup of coffee once a day and oatmeal?

EDIT:

I should note I'm considering getting one for a Prius...and will likely use it in a park...

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Can't Seem to Find Jetboil Fuel Canisters

I've been to two different Walmarts, two Dick's Sporting Goods, and a Gander Mountain. None of them had the Jetboil fuel canisters. I'm trying a Bass Pro Shops today after work and if they don't have any I'm guessing I'll have to order online. Dick's had other 100g canisters that screw into the Jetboil fine, but I don't know if they fit the tripod mount (I am getting a Jetboil delivered today, so I'll bring the mount into the store to test it out).
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Edit: The search is over! I finally found them at a Bass Pro Shops here in south Florida.

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The G-Works R1 Gas Saver – Refilling Backpacking Canisters adventuresinstoving.blogs…
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I think I buy like a quarter if all lighters sold at my local corner store. Also, finally got the BIG Eagle

Since I tend to use cheap lighters and always want backups (despite only 1 cheap one not working anymore), I'm always buying single torches at my local corner store, and I think I'm basically buying most if their stock.

Every time I buy the last of the currently stocked cheap lighter, he never restocks the same kind; he always moves on to a different brand, as if he knows it's just me coming in buying them all and I probably don't want another 16 of the same lighter :p

I'm being a little facetious. But only a little. I always end up with one of every color and usually two of many. Whenever I have enough spare change to grab a lighter I tend to do so.

But today I was surprised to see the giant eagle torches that have a body that is like half the size of a butane canister, and I'm really glad he got them. I get tired of always bringing a can of butane with me everywhere I go in order to be able to fill one of my smaller lighters, not to mention that the small lighters can have some trouble in breeze especially when fuel is getting on the lower end. I can crank this all the way negative and it's the same size as either medium or high or the small ones. I imagine the high setting would be ugely overkill, but the option is nice.

Surprisingly the locking mechanism feels snug and secure as well despite being a plastic slider. It doesn't really wiggle or anything. I don't want to test if I can light it with lock on by applying a lot of force/pressure with this one as I just got it and actually want to use it, but I'll grab another large eagle torch in a little while and see if that locking mechanism really works or not, since there's no cover for the lighter it's self.

It's nice to have a torch that feels a bit more significant in my hand while not costing a ton. Glad to have it since I passed on the serlent from Dynavap

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Fellow Backpackers who bring camp stoves, what canister do you guys recommend in colder weather?

Im going on a small hike later this month were the weather is gonna get into the low 30s. I've been trying over the past year to figure out how to keep my fuel canister warm so the pressure is strong. I tried sleeping with the canister. placing hand warmers under it, keeping it in my pocket. Is there any good winter blend of fuel canisters? tips? Maybe this is the best it gets?

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What stoves are you guys using?

I'm considering getting a stove- I tend to do shorter weekend long camping trips and like to eat out when I travel, try new foods, etc. I also don't drink coffee, so a morning brew has not been a priority.

I'm looking for something that won't rust to shit or need frequent cleaning if used only rarely, hopefully something where the fuel lasts for a long time without evaporating/going bad. I've looked at something like Jetboil, but the fact that it only boils water (and it looks like it only boils a small amount of water, too) seems incredibly limiting.

If you have a Jetboil I have a couple questions: Can you make Annies mac & cheese in it? Can you make hot cocoa? Can you make food that comes in those premade-vacuum sealed things that just need reheating (not freeze-dried foods, I mean something like this freezer-bag cooking)

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Not sure why my lighter isn't working

So I got a lighter from my grandfather, and I'm pretty sure it's a butane lighter because it has the fuel canister opening at the bottom, but I'm not sure how it works... I have tried refilling it, but no gas is released. It also uses flint which I have refilled.

I'm not sure what the problem is. Any ideas?

Here are the images:

https://imgur.com/a/334zo7Y

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Gear Recommendation Thread

ITT we post a category of vandwelling gear as a top level comment, and then reply with what you think is the best piece of gear under said category. If possible, please provide links and a short (or long) explanation of why you chose that item. (feel free to add your own categories)

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Got a sous vide for the holidays and I’m looking for a searing torch. Are the butane fueled culinary torches a good option?

As the title states I’m looking for a good option at a searing torch to pair with my new sous vide. Most of what am seeing on Amazon are the butane fueled culinary torches that range from $15-$30.

For those of you that have been cooking sous vide for a while, are those good enough to use for applying a good seat to steak/chops/fish...etc, or would you recommend a standard propane torch instead?

My concerns over the butane is lack of power/heat they can output to get a quick sear. The cost and availability of fuel refuels, rate of fuel consumption, and ease of use. With propane any standard Coleman mini canister those can be found cheaply at any Walmart/Academy.

If propane were the correct path, any recommendations on a good and affordable (~$50 range) attachment that I could use for a sous vide sear?

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Why does my cast iron stove give out Carbon Monoxide when my portable camp stove doesn't?

It's getting colder, so it's time to start switching from Butane to Propane. For now both my stoves are running on Butane:

I can leave them running for hours on end as a heater with zero CO from either.

The problem arises when I put a pan on top:

I know CO is produced when there's not enough oxygen, but as you can see both are well ventilated. And both run fine without the pan, it's just when it's added that it climbs up super quickly.

Why might this be happening?

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Just bought a 25g Butane stove and was wondering what ya'lls thoughts were on alcohol vs butane camp stoves. Which do you think are lighter?

I use to make alcohol stoves from soda cans and now I use butane stoves with the canisters. Never really took the time to compare the weight of the two complete systems so just wondering what everyone else thinks.

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How to tell how much gas is left in stove

Planning a trip soon and my little coleman butane/propane can has had a fair bit of use recently. Upon shaking it there is clearly some left but how do I know how much is left? How do I know if that is enough for my trip?

Thanks seasoned travelers!

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Canister gas doesn't work right at high elevation -- or does it? adventuresinstoving.blogs…
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How much gas/day in freezing?

Looking at doing an approx week long hike in Patagonia and want to have enough supplies to last 8 or 9 days. Food I can work out but can anyone give an indication how many gas canisters I'll need for cooking and melting snow for water (inc hot drinks) if I take a bunch of 230g 80:20 butane/propane mix cans?

Is there a rough formula per day/person for say an average temperature around -5C? I'll be between 1000m and 2,500m elevation.

Or, would the recommendation be to use liquid fuels?

Thanks heaps

EDIT: Sorry, after some more research, I think my question might be just a little too open. Thanks to [this site] (https://adventuresinstoving.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/gas-stoves-in-cold-weather-regulator.html) (well-known reddit member, I believe), I think a regulated upright stove would be the go - let's assume the Soto Windmaster as Jim recommends

As for use, let's assume 2 hot meals (simple dehydrated), 500ml of hot drinks, 2l of water per day. All from melting snow

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Types of camping stove nozzles?

I'm new to camping and I'm trying to figure out how different stoves and canisters work together.

I bought something similar to this tiny pocket rocket stove. I remember that when I was a kid, my parents used this kind of Coleman propane stove.

I thought, "Great! I'll just buy one of each, screw the stove onto the Coleman propane canister, and I'll be golden!"... But they don't fit into each other. Is the Coleman propane canister using a proprietary type of nozzle? I can't seem to find information on different types of valves other than some general info on isobutane/propane gas canisters like this and liquid fuel canisters like this.

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MSR Windburner - Cold weather use

Thinking of picking up one of these instead of a jet boil. I heard murmurs of stoves not working well below -10C. Is this true? Any ways to over come it?

Up here in Canada I will be planning on using the stove all year round but sometimes in the extreme cold (-30C / -45C).

Help / advice much appreciated.

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Ser Sam The Chivalrous Goes On a Venture, Part Two or "How My Hobbies Were Saved From The Endangered Species List."

Hello, everyone. m’Lady Sabre here, with the lucky thirteenth installment of Ser Sam the Chivalrous. This story takes place a few weeks after part one. Reading the previous installments will be well worth your time. Trigger warning: This tale encompasses three straight days of interaction with Ser Sam. It is extremely long.

Player one is me, Lady Sabre of House Snark. Very enthusiastic about backpacking, I’ve just joined a local venture crew at the beginning of the month. Similar to fencing practice, appearances take a back seat while in the wilderness. Makeup would just be something else to carry around, and I put my hair up in a tight bun or a ponytail to keep it from getting too disgusting. Cute outfits get traded for athletic shirts and cargo pants.

Player two is my boyfriend, Jon. Also an outdoor person, he’s the one who invited me to the first venture meeting. Has a bone dry sense of humor and is much better than I am at keeping a straight face while joking with someone.

Player three is Ser Sam the Chivalrous, the Whitest Knightβ„’ in all of Westeros. Has likely never spent more than three consecutive hours outside. He wears a baggy, long sleeve shirt, a wide-brimmed blue fedora, brand new hiking shoes, and thick cargo shorts. Finally, one of his clothing articles is appropriate for the occasion! In case we’ve forgotten, Sam has a high-pitched whiny tone of voice, which he often employs as an alpha male to get what he wants.

Minor player four is Jamie, the Venture Crew president. A year or two older than Jon and I, he’s a pretty average dude. Has lots of backpacking experience, is a fantastic leader, and most importantly, he has a cool head.

On Friday evening, my host mother drops me off in the church parking lot. Most who are going to attend are already present. I turn in a check to pay for the trip, and the rest of my medical forms. There are fourteen people attending, four of them adults, all evenly split between genders.

I was only barely able to attend this trip. I didn’t bring any of my backcountry gear to America, as I didn’t have enough space on my flight and I didn’t think I would have a chance to do any backpacking. I was wrong, and my father (real MVP) paid a stack to have my gear shipped. I still had to make a stop at REI to pick up a few things, like stove fuel, that couldn’t be put in the mail.

I had planned to be e

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Advice/feedback on early Spring High Peaks Hike

A group of friends and I are planning a March 31-April 2 weekend trip. Three of our group will be new to snowshoes (but not winter camping). Two or three will be well experienced with winter camping in the Adks.

My two thoughts were to hike in from Tahawus (or wherever the trailhead is off of Upper Works Road), set up camp, and hike Santanoni, Couch, and Panther. Then perhaps complete a loop around Henderson Lake with a campsite somewhere else...

The other would be to hike up the Gill Brook Trail from the Ausable Club, set camp, and then look to climb any/all the peaks accessible from there. Perhaps move camp over towards the Wolf Jaws on the next day/night...

So I would like to know /Adks feedback on these choices and any logistics information you may have: Can we even find firewood this time of year, possibilities for temperature extremes, would we need liquid fuel stoves, difficulty in hiking any of these peaks with full packs...

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Smaller propane/isobutane canisters?

I'd like to add a burner of some sort to my kit, and there are some very small, budget friendly (both weight and money) options out there. But even the 100 gram canisters seem excessive for most of my needs. Most of what I read suggests 8-15 grams of fuel for boiling a liter of water, so for a 2-3 night trip a 40-50 gram tank seems perfect.

Something that runs on a canister more like the butane refills would be a lot nicer to pack. Honestly, a pair of these would be easier to pack than a single one of those standard pancake canisters.

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Storing propane for pocket stove

I recently got an MSR PocketRocket stove at a local outdoors store. I obviously bought a couple of small propane tanks along with it. After getting home and testing it out I realized that I don't really have anywhere to store the little propane tanks. I live in an apartment and don't have any type of outdoor closet or storage and don't want to keep it inside my small apartment for obvious reasons.

I figured I would try to find some type of small outdoor storage container that I could leave on my patio but I can't find anything that is small enough and doesn't cost around $100. I live in Florida so it rains all the time and I figured that putting it in a storage bin that might let water in wouldn't be a good idea. I really can't think of a solution. Any ideas?

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Stove Options

For years my first real "backpacking" stove was the Coleman Powermax Xpert stove that used Colemans proprietary Powermax canisters which have been discontinued for years. The PowerMax canisters had the very best cold weather gas mix available (35% propane/65% butane) per the Adventures in Stoving website.

This was and still is a great stove and I still bring it on canoe camping trips where weight isn't a real concern. It can simmer nicely and really crank when you want. I was lucky enough to find an extra 14 fuel canisters about 7 years ago on clearance at my local Sports Authority (remember them?) marked down many times to 27 cents each! These currently go for as high as $30 per canister on eBay and people still buy them. I got basically a lifetime supply for a mere $3.78 and still had a few of their smaller 170g and large 300g canisters.

For the past several years i've contemplated upgrading to a more modern canister stove like the MSR Pocket Rocket or the Snow Peak Gigapower but didn't want to spend the money as the Xpert still functioned flawlessly. I did not like the bulk of the Jet Boil type stoves at all. They were way too big. Then I got into the lightweight/ultralight mindset and went right to alcohol stoves. After watching hours of Shug's stove videos I finally decided on the Batchstovez BS 2.0 kit. It also has performed great in normal conditions until my last backing trip. It was a little too cold and I had to add Heet to the cold weather wrap like it's designed for but I found that I was using double the fuel as usual. In just 3 days I went through 16 ounces of Heet and that was just for breakfast and dinner. So I recently ordered this fancy feast type stove with the intention of side by side comparisons and general stove geekery, though that wont really happen until late fall/early winter.

I currently use this setup with a large 1.25 quart IMUSA aluminum cup with a Batchstovez 12 cm lid as my main pot and a Mini Bull Design Angry Troll Pot with lid as my drinking cup. My cook pot w/ lid and cozy, aluminum windscreen, cup w/ lid and cozy, stove w/ 1

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A $100 phone charger that can charge an iPhone 11 times. . . using lighter gas kickstarter.com/projects/…
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Stove adapter/hose advice required

I have a Jetboil style stove which is designed to screw directly to a short, stubby style canister. I'd like to be able to use it with either an this or a tall, skinny type, like this.

My issue is, the hoses I can find to fit a tall skinny canister have an end like this which doesn't fit my stove.

What kind of adapter do I need to fit the hose to my stove?

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Can Fuel Canisters be Stored Upside-Down in Backpack?

I've looked around but I can't seem to find an answer.

Can fuel canisters be stored upside-down/sideways in a backpack or should they be upright? I intend to store them upright, but wondering in case they move around and end up upside-down/sideways.

(by fuel canister I mean isobutane/butane/propane canisters similar to MSR IsoPro)

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ELI5: Why did the latest SpaceX rocket explode so violently when it toppled over?
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Canister stoves in the winter.

Do any of you guys and gals have tips on using canister stoves in the winter? Last weekend I went out to Mt Baker to snowshoe and tried to light my jetboil (isobutane/butane mix) and had no luck. Usually the fuel in the pocket trick helps but I couldn’t get a fire going. Maybe use a different fuel?

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EK tries get me arrested? Enjoy your own criminal record :D

I posted this on Nuclear Revenge & Pro Revenge but I felt it was plausible for Entitled Kids as well

[Background info]

This happened back when I was in sophomore year, and was a bit of a nerd but in a weird phase where I was actually starting to get some confidence. I spent the last 2 years thinking about launching an online business (back when Shopify wasn't as popular and prominent) and finally started to keep on track.

So I spend several weeks going to whole-sale websites, gathering products, designing the websites, etc. Once it launches, I decide to start small and only use my school district as the target market; of course there is mistrust with this system because no one takes a high school kid with an Amazon-esque website seriously. But after a while and some small purchases, I had a decent customer base with around 10-25 orders per week.

This was first when the school found out about it and the AP (Assistant Principal, person designated to watch our specific graduation class for all 4 years we are there) calls me down to his office and basically lectures me on the importance of the legality and on how I need to change the name of the website. Basically I named it after the school which was named after a well-known politician's family, and they didn't want legal issues. I did a lot of homework involving this and legally checked everything, especially since I was a minor and I didn't wanna cause any issues for my own fam.

I didn't care that much, I had been meaning to reboot the site and make it more lighter and modern anyways. I changed the name and moved on.

[Issues begins]

Now EK was a highly manipulative kid; he was one of those unlikable and bratty people who made up stories to attract girls and popularity. He always bragged he was gonna be rich because of how rich his parents were, girls would be obsessed with him, he was gonna be in movies; basically all sorts of delusional claims. I started out being uneasy "friends" with him meaning I just talked to him in class but I slowly drifted away from him because he would constantly flirt and harass these two girls, even though they told him not to and I tried to stop him.

Most of our entire grade didn't like this kid, but then he claims he owned the websites and ran it, and if anyone knows marketing, an unsavory person with ownership is bad for business. So I confront him and he apologizes saying that he'll retract his claims and say the truth.

The next day he did the exact

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Which is better petrol stove or gas stove?....go
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$300 REI dividend to spend on lightening the load. Where to start?

Cross-posted to r/ultralight. My wife and I would like to start simplifying our trips by going ultralight. She is used to car camping (REI Base Camp 6, Cabela XL cots, Exped Mega Mats, cast iron cookware, Kelty Lowdown chairs, Coleman gas lanterns, and various other things that amount to 6 Plano Sportsman trunks, some day packs, two cots, and a 70qt Coleman Marine cooler to load up whenever we camp. Growing up a Boy Scout, I am used to backpacking, but have never really counted grams or gone full-on ultralight. We also have two REI Ridgeline 65 backpacks, but never really use them since we haven't actually packed into a site.

The obvious and easiest first step is to use a smaller tent, leave the cots and kick the full kitchen setup off the cart. So far, my research points to a Zpacks Duplex tent (which is not sold by REI), so I guess I'm asking for advice on sleeping pads and a cooking gear. I'm a side sleeper, and I've read that some pads are better for that than others.

Also, most of our camping will be done in Texas, some of it in the winter, and I've read some canister stoves don't perform well in cold temps, but just how cold does it have to be before a liquid fuel stove will be more appropriate? We have also gone to Rocky Mountain National Park where my Coleman propane stove works, but my Thermacell mosquito repellant wouldn't fire up (uses pressurized butane cartridges). Just for fun, I'm going to make a cat can stove to experiment with.

So, any suggestions on what to spend my $300 dividend on? We have a trip planned this weekend to Inks Lake and will still be more or less car camping. We just want to experiment with leaving more things at home with the goal of eventually trying something like the Lone Star Trail. As a bonus, I'll be carrying the ultralight practice over into bikepacking. Thanks for the help!

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Ser Sam The Chivalrous Goes On a 'Venture, Part Two, or "How I Saved My Hobbies From The Endangered Species List" [X-Post From r/neckbeardstories]

Hello, everyone. m’Lady Sabre here, with the lucky thirteenth installment of Ser Sam the Chivalrous. Woah, what? Thirteen? "But m'Lady Sabre, what about story number twelve?" You ask. Episode Twelve wasn't posted here, due to a notable lack of hamplanetry. You should probably go read it This story takes place a few weeks after part one. Reading the previous installments will be well worth your time! Trigger warning: This tale encompasses three straight days of interaction with Ser Sam. It is extremely long.

Player one is me, Lady Sabre of House Snark. Very enthusiastic about backpacking, I’ve just joined a local venture crew at the beginning of the month. Similar to fencing practice, appearances take a back seat while in the wilderness. Makeup would just be something else to carry around, and I put my hair up in a tight bun or a ponytail to keep it from getting too disgusting. Cute outfits get traded for athletic shirts and cargo pants.

Player two is my boyfriend, Jon. Also an outdoor person, he’s the one who invited me to the first venture meeting. Has a bone dry sense of humor and is much better than I am at keeping a straight face while joking with someone.

Player three is Ser Sam the Chivalrous, the Whitest Knightβ„’ in all of Westeros. Has likely never spent more than three consecutive hours outside. He wears a baggy, long sleeve shirt, a wide-brimmed blue fedora, brand new hiking shoes, and thick cargo shorts. Finally, one of his clothing articles is appropriate for the occasion! In case we’ve forgotten, Sam has a high-pitched whiny tone of voice, which he often employs as an alpha male to get what he wants.

Minor player four is Jamie, the Venture Crew president. A year or two older than Jon and I, he’s a pretty average dude. Has lots of backpacking experience, is a fantastic leader, and most importantly, he has a cool head.

On Friday evening, my host mother drops me off in the church parking lot. Most who are going to attend are already present. I turn in a check to pay for the trip, and the rest of my medical forms. There are fourteen people attending, four of them adults, all evenly split between genders.

I was only barely able to attend this trip. I didn’t bring any of my backcountry gear to America, as I didn’t have enough space on my flight and I didn’t think I would have a chance to do any backpacking. I was wrong, and my f

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