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Brik847  
11/19/2008 05:36AM
What specifically do you carry your stove fuel in? Is there a particular brand / kind of fuel bottle that you recommend?
 
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kanoes  
11/19/2008 05:41AM
when i used to use "white gas" i always carried it in msr fuel bottles.
bogwalker  
11/19/2008 06:41AM
I also use MSR bottles. There are numerous brands of aluminum lightweight fuel bottles available. Any of them will work.
Cedarboy  
11/19/2008 06:44AM
MSR
irishcanoe  
11/19/2008 07:06AM
ditto.... MSR
tony  
11/19/2008 09:35AM
I have a couple of nalgene fuel bottles. They are made of plastic. I have'nt seen them at any stores for along time. I think they may have been discontinued.

tony
oldgentleman  
11/19/2008 09:46AM
I have two of the Nalgene fuel bottles. Never a problem with them.
bogwalker  
11/19/2008 10:27AM
The old Nalgene fuel bottles were discontinued many years ago. You may still find them at some stores in Canada or online sites like E-Bay every so often.
Georgiaboy  
11/19/2008 11:12AM
Sigg aluminum bottles. Used one for over 30 years.
moose plums  
11/19/2008 11:59AM
MSR fuel bottles
HighPlainsDrifter  
11/19/2008 12:07PM

3 large Siggs, aluminum, old, dented, replaced the flat gaskets with O-rings, good to go
2 MSR's, 1 large 1 small, aluminum

I don't like the idea that some of you are using plastic bottles for fuel. Do these look like the typical narrow mouth water bottle?

If so, that sounds too much like the bottles for water and booze. I hope you have them well marked. Even so, don't like the idea. It would be too easy to pick a bottle in the dark and take a swig.....
MatthewA  
11/19/2008 12:08PM
coleman bottles
quetico152  
11/19/2008 12:38PM
the old school red Nalgene fuel bottles
humdinger  
11/19/2008 01:38PM
2 MSRs (big & little), one generic "jansport"(?), one coleman, and one plastic nalgene bottle.

I like the plastic nalgen bottle because of the integrated fuel spout.
Bannock  
11/19/2008 02:08PM
I have one, old, red nalgene bottle and one aluminum MSR. Both are fine, though the nalgene has a built in funnel/spout.

MatthewA is right. I have seen those Coleman Fuel bottles. I haven't used one but they look good and are reminiscent of the nalgene. For those that haven't seen them, in addition to the one gallon, tin can, Coleman is now selling fuel in red plastic bottles.

What size are they Matthew, quart? Or are they a bit smaller?
Soledad  
11/19/2008 02:18PM
MSR for white gas
Sigg for Whiskey
overthehill  
11/19/2008 04:00PM
Siggs until switched to Powermax fuel
butthead  
11/19/2008 04:41PM
HPD, It would be hard to mistake the 'red Nalgene fuel bottle' for anything else.



butthead PS, I cary my booze in a 'sigg bottle'!
timberwolf  
11/19/2008 05:59PM
msr-1 large 1 small
whiteh20  
11/19/2008 08:45PM
Two 25+ year old Sigg bottles with the extra pour spouts attached by a cord. Some of the orginal gear I bought when I was in high school for my first backpack trip. Beat to hell, one lid a little melted from a Svea incident but other than that perfect!!
wetcanoedog  
11/19/2008 09:26PM

i use the Sigg for many years but they seemed to get dented up so i switched to MSR.around the MSR i taped a layer of old blue foam sleeping pad to protect them..the "user" has a pour spout tied on the cap and i switch caps when that runs out..i also carry a small
"pony" bottle tucked away, "just in case"..
wetcanoedog  
11/19/2008 11:23PM

as long as we are on the subject heres how i remove the dents from Sigg bottles..
first make a fixture from a bike inner tube valve and a fuel bottle cap
when i cut the the valve out i left enought of the tube around it to make a circle that just fit inside the cap..cut away the loop from the top of the cap and drill a hole just big enought to fit the valve thru from the inside.i put glue--in this case JB weld because i had some around--on both sides of the rubber.its a good idea to cover the hole in the valve with tape to keep it clear..i also glued around the valve where it came thru the top of the cap..you should now have an air tight cap with a bike valve in it that you can screw onto a dented Sigg bottle..i don't about other brands as i only did this with my old aluminum Siggs which seem sort of "soft"..
now using a hand pump pressurize the bottle..use only a hand pump..
once more in caps for those who missed it--USE ONLY A HAND PUMP--
once you reach 65 PSI the dents will be working themselfs out with crinking and popping sounds..much more pressure than that and air will leak thru the threads on the cap..don't fill with water.i tryed that and it will not work..i checked with a Forest Service site that delt with fire fighters and their gear.they tested the bottles to over 125 PSI before they failed..with a hand pump and working slowly you will see the dents "crink" out..it will not make a like new bottle but will make old ones useable..
once more--USE ONLY A HAND PUMP OR YOU WILL GET GREAT SHARDS OF METAL UP YOUR NOSE AND WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO GO TO THE BW AGAIN!!!!
i expect the bottle would not really explode but would rip open.
however..be careful,it works..
dsk  
11/20/2008 02:45AM
You have already got a lot of good answers. If you use a stove with the pump in the bottle Sigg, Optimus, Primus, MSR, and a lot others use the same threads, This may be somthing impertant to check before you buy,
Sodabottles are not made for fuel, but I know many people do so.
Sodabottles may bea risk of static electricity, and a risk of fuel dissolving flask, or cap/seal.
I belive the risk is small, but it's no reason for taking a risk at all.

dsk
Arkansas Man  
11/20/2008 07:29AM
2 of the Nalgene and 1 MSR...

Bruce
mongo65  
11/22/2008 01:06PM
MSR for the fuel

My belly for the bourbon
 
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