Butane Stove Gas Cans

Submitted: Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 18:51
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Went to 4wd heaven last weekend Wonnangatta Valley in the Vic high country. I was unable to use my Butane stove in the morning as the gas cans were too cold to supply gas. Has anyone got an answer to fix this problem? Left cans in the car but still freezed in the morning.
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Reply By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 18:52

Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 18:52
sleep with them....they remain warm and ready for use on cold mornings.




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Follow Up By: Member - Michael J (SA) - Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 19:23

Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 19:23
Just like my missus...........LOL LOL

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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 19:41

Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 19:41
I'm glad you said that and not me LOL


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Reply By: DMURRAY - Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 18:57

Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 18:57
That's not a bad idea Thanks
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Reply By: Robin Miller - Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 19:04

Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 19:04
You need to use at least 20% propane as a start and have free air flow around the nozzle.

30% propane 70 butanne used to be available from Kovea but no one imports it now.
(propane has low freezing temp).

Whatever cans you using , keep full ones for when its cold.


Few months ago this was raised again and we organized a bulk buy of the stuff (20/80) thier was a post about this.

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Reply By: Member - Kiwi Kia - Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 19:41

Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 19:41
Occasionally you can get almost 100% propane canisters from the USA (used by one of the brands of gas brazing / soldering / paint striping torches). One brand that used to have propane was Benzomatic but I have not seen them for a while now. You may also need an adaptor hose fitting. Otherwise as above - keep the butane gas container warm.
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Reply By: Crackles - Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 20:16

Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 20:16
Is one of the reasons I got rid of gas & changed over to multi fuel stoves. Doesn't matter what altitude or temp they still work. Even if you keep the butane can warm, as soon as you start to use it they will usually slow down taking conciderably longer to cook.
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Reply By: BFreer - Friday, May 15, 2009 at 08:38

Friday, May 15, 2009 at 08:38
Living in the cold country I can vouch that butane cylinders don't work when the temp drops - the local outdoors shop carries "Elemental" brand 80:20 Butane:propane that work well in the cold - they must be readily available as I haver seen them in other stores as well. I pay $10 per 4 pack but have seen them as costly as $3.75 each.
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