Hey everybody, thanks for the good info. I think for our troop, we will be taking canisters now. We have a lot of experience with them and can share the load. I was mainly concerned with the weight of carrying spent canisters as they are not the lightest even when empty.
As I said, we will be cooking in bags and will have less clean up. We have been doing this with our troop for awhile now. Also, the boys we are taking, except one, have all been on various trips using these methods. We put our troop together with the qualification of eagle scouts only. It's an older experienced crew.