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Re: Stove options
I've seen the valves on the "self sealing" 1lb propane bottles leak several times- I don't trust them at all. I've been driving down the road to go camping and had one fill my car with propane. That was a newer bottle that had been connected once, and then disconnected from a lantern.
That said, I don't think propane gas is really that dangerous. There's a narrow range of air/fuel mixtures where it can ignite, and when it does ignite the energy density is very low, and burns up without igniting or burning anything else.
There's no new gimbaled kerosene stoves on the market, but there are tons of kerosene backpacking stoves which could probably be adapted into a newer gimbal designed for a propane burner.
Last edited by casioqv; 11-14-2013 at 12:00 AM.