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Poll: Which is most economical to cook with for multifuel stoves?
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Which is most economical to cook with for multifuel stoves?

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Some things are unclear like a little handle that does... something?
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Thanks! Turns out the movable handle on the side is. . Useless. It's just a support handle, which can move to easier reach a valve. The markings on/off that are near it are not related to it however. Still think it's are nifty little burner!
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Alex it may be that your handle, when lowered rests on the ground when your bottle is on 'run'
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All my multifuel burners have a 'valve stem ' bit inside the bottle. To stop fuel flow the bottle is rotated 180 degrees. Yours may have the same. Read the manual!
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Oh my, I was cooking on my petrol stove two days ago and earlier I ripped my underwear. So, weight being everything I decided after dinner to burn my undies in the sunset. I small drop of petrol from the bottle, the strike of the match and FLOOOMMM, never before was my underwear so hot.

However; the flame also caught the pump that was still a bit wet with petrol so I jumped, grabbed it and killed the flame. And then I saw. .the open bottle of petrol (0.5 liter) right next to flaming cotton. nothing happened thank god but it really spooked my. If it tipped over or the flames got to it, I'd now look like a molten marshmallow.
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three stones and whatever fuel is laying around
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A bit of a side question, but my sis flew to the States last weekend and I offered her to take my other stove. She said.. you're not allowed to bring s stove on a flight?!

I know about not bringing gas canisters or filled fuel bottles. I can see why. But this was about the actual burner. Is this true or is my sis just being .. ehh.. her dense self?

I'm planning to go to the USA in 2017. I have an usa stove bought when I was there a few years (gas fittings where different from my EU stove). Now I could open a stove shop.. every trip I seem to buy a new one.

Let me know!

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The stove itself - clean and aired out - will be OK. Fuel bottles should be empty, and clean so no fuel odour is noticeable. No propane bottles.

Story a few years ago when luggage handlers discovered a gas bottle in checked luggage. Announcement to passengers waiting in the lounge to come and sort out the bottle in their luggage - and 6 passengers stood up. Probably just a story but quite believable
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Perhaps a stupid question but I was reading about petrol burners and that some NP'S in usa demand a valve. My stove has one, but I don't get it.

When I just tested it, I flipped the bottle to 'off' to kill the flame. It takes long, but 40 seconds or more, and with the flipping of the bottle if accidentally tipped the burner over, so that doesn't improve the situation.

When do you use this valve? (I've read the manual,but still)

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I never even thought about a pressure cooker....that's a great idea. Will have to look up some recipes for the old pressure cooker now.
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so much bother with canister fuel,
Part of the reason I chose alcohol, if needed I can be completely drained and dry and then pick up fuel at any hardware store, lumber yard, heck even dime-stores and groceries have alcohol (as long as it's proof is high enough) in their pharmacy/health care sections I can use, or liquor store if need be...
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Enjoy taking time out of your riding looking for that stuff, particularly in out of the way places. Don't understand the issue of just putting some more petrol in a bottle every couple of days.
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I have a single burner gas stove I bought for when I'm on nights out in a truck. It is quick, easy and clean but when used outside in cold weather the gas cylinders don't appreciate it.

I've had an MSR multi-fuel stove for many years now I've used for hiking and now started using when out on the bike. It's never let me down regardless of ambient temperatures. With one exception I've only ever run it on unleaded petrol but that is readily available pretty much anywhere - especially if I'm using it in the bike anyway.
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Enjoy taking time out of your riding looking for that stuff, particularly in out of the way places. Don't understand the issue of just putting some more petrol in a bottle every couple of days.
motor fuel would be even easier. but so far I haven't run into any situations that limited the use of alcohol (mine also burns tabs, and I keep some for emergencies anyway).

Cost was a factor for me, this was cheaper, lighter and in a pinch I learned to make my own from pop cans.

Besides, I also use in with the bicycle when I load up the panniers...
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Multi fuel stove users: what have you burnt?

Flying with the stove itself should be okay. I've flown with a Whipserlite and a Primus on separate occasions and never had issues.

Both were brand new but I wasn't asked about them. I put them in hand luggage. Used fuel bottles are different - maybe separate them so if one goes they won't take the lot. Make sure there is no fuel residual or soot. Put the fuel bottle (once clean) in a plastic transparent bag with the lid off.

As for fuel - obviously petrol is easiest to get a hold of but it's dirty to burn. Canister gaz is clean and I think in the Americas, Europe and probably Asia it's easy enough to come by. Downside is leaving a trail of those empty cans behind you.
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