Long term storage of alcohol
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Reginald Donaldson
(worth) - MLife

Locale: Wind River Range
Long term storage of alcohol on 09/29/2007 20:09:03 MDT Print View

I have decided to transport the alcohol for my stove in a platy. I realize that alcohol has a drying affect on rubber gaskets allowing white gas sigg like bottles to leak. Does storing alcohol in a platy for long durations (ie. between trips) shorten the lifepan of the platy?

Steve Martell
(Steve) - MLife

Locale: Eastern Washington
Re: Long term storage of alcohol on 09/30/2007 09:44:54 MDT Print View

I've been using the "Little nipper" Platy w/o problems for over four years. The plastic does not seem to have been effected at all. I use the standard SLX Denatured Alcohol from hardware stores--buy a gallon to save $$$.

Also, suggest you use these for great flow control and minimal spillage.

www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/platypus-lil-nipper-spout-caps.html