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Old 08-12-2014, 01:23 PM
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Canister Stove Fuel Mixtures

For reference, here are some canister fuel mixtures* that I charted a while back:

Brunton Bruntane (80% Isobutane, 20% Propane)
Coleman Peak 1 (70% n-Butane, 30% Propane)
Coleman PowerMax (65% n-Butane, 35% Propane)
Jetboil JetPower (80% Isobutane, 20% Propane)
MSR IsoPro (80% Isobutane, 20% Propane)
Primus Power Gas (50% n-Butane, 25% Isobutane, 25% Propane)
Snow Peak Giga Power (85% Isobutane, 15% Propane)
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Old 08-13-2014, 11:29 PM
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This is very interesting data.

Is there a specific mixture that burns better than ano NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 08-14-2014, 11:29 AM
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The mixtures have much to do with making it possible to contain the gas in a lightweight canister an NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 08-14-2014, 06:51 PM
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So perhaps if you're going on a colder weather trip, try to get one with a little higher propane per NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Great info, Reality. Very helpful.

As to fuel mix vs cannister weight, it's interestin NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 08-16-2014, 06:53 PM
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The straight butane canisters (the type that are cylindrical rather than domed) are substantially le NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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