So, after nearly depleting my stash of 4 oz. Snow Peak fuel canisters during my cold weather stove tests, the elves suggested that I contact Mountain Gear for another case. I went with the MSR Isopro, as I didn't see any Snow Peak on their site. Right after they sent it out, I got nervous--were they really the 4 oz. version, or did I have brain lock and buy the 8 oz. canisters? I called Mountain Gear and had a great chat with the guy. I told him that I had bought the last case of Snow Peak fuel from them, as they are about the only vendor that will actually sell and ship cases of canister fuel (hazmat hassles). He assured me that they sent out the 4 oz. canisters, and he said they also sell the Snow Peak ones. Damn, somehow I'd missed seeing that on their site. Snow Peaks weigh 7.1 oz. full, and the MSRs weigh 7.5 oz. Being gram weenies yourselves, I'm sure y'all find this quite interesting so far. No? Really?
Well, this plot thickens. I decided to pull the trigger on another case of canisters, this time the Snow Peak ones. They're on their way now. When they get here, I'll have a full lifetime supply of 4 oz. fuel canisters. This is where it gets quite interesting, folks. I mean, will I actually live long enough to ever have to buy another case of stove fuel? But a man can't have too many fuel canisters, can he? Or tents, or bags, or packs, or stoves, or....?
I find this whole gear addiction thing interesting.
I hope each one of you had a nice day today, and that your New Year is a prosperous one. I've enjoyed sharing the forums with you over the past year--you're a special bunch of folks.