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When backpacking, a lightweight pressurized gas backpacking stove is usually used for cooking. A few tips for their use:
- Choose a stove with a self igniter so as to save using matches.
- Keep and use the plastic cover that comes with all fuel canisters. It will help keep the valve on top clean.
- Realize that all pressurized fuel canisters have the same Lindal valve on top, making all stoves and canisters interchangable.
- Before screwing the stove onto the canister, make sure that the stove valve is closed, and that both stove seals and canister top
are free of debris.
- Choose a stable area to place the stove since you do not want your cooking pot to tip over and spill your meal.
- Keep fuel canisters out of the direct sun and fires as they can explode.
- If it is cold out, put the canister inside your jacket to warm it up before cooking.
- If the stove seems to slow down, it may be due to the fuel inside becoming cooler as it vaporizes. Sitting the stove in a pan of
water can add heat to the fuel and help it to burn better.
- Make sure to let the stove cool off before touching it.
- Once spent, the fuel canister should be depressurized and punctured with a Jetboil CrunchIt tool (costs about $5) and then
sent for recycling.
- The only way to accurately determine how much fuel is left in a partially used canister is to weigh it. Obtain a food scale that will
weigh in grams at a local department store (in the cooking utensil section, usually around $15 to $20). Use this chart to determine
how much fuel is left.
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