M Selecting a Canister Stove for Cold Weather Backpacking
Part I: Stove and Fuel Fundamentals
by Roger Caffin
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Bucking conventional wisdom and a few myths, the Backpacking Light Cooking Systems Editor, Roger Caffin, provides an informative analysis of canister stove types and fuels suitable for cold weather backpacking. His recommendations will surprise you - and may convert you into a cold weather canister user.
- Power and Weight Considerations
- A Technical Analysis of Propane and Butane as Fuels
- The Canisters
- The Gas Stove Burner Head Size
- The Fuels
- Why Gas Stoves Have a Reputation for Poor Cold Weather Performance
- Difference Between Petrol and Gas
- TABLE: Fuel Boiling Points
- Basic Flame Chemistry
- SIDEBAR: Petrol and Diesel Engines
- TABLE: Energy Released During Burning of Different Fuels
- TABLE: Boil Times and Power Output of Various Gas (Canister) and White Gas Stoves
- TABLE: Weight of Fuel Used for 1 Day in Moderate Weather
- SIDEBAR: Gas Stove Operation in Extreme Cold
- TABLE: Energy Required to Warm Water as a Solid, Liquid and Gas
# PHOTOS: 2
# FIGURES: 1
# TABLES: 5
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