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Re: Butane cooking gas in winter below 32F/0C doesn't work!
Mark, you've missed some other current threads recently discussing butane and the cold.
If you're looking for a cheap temporary cooking solution, look for "camping gaz" canisters. They contain isobutane, a mix of butane with enough propane in them to keep working in the cold. Anywhere from $10 for a decent single-screw-on burner, to better stoves from MSR which can take the gaz canister in the normal upright position, or inverted, which allows the stove to preheat and vaporize the fuel, even in colder weather.
Or a classic inexpensive Svea or Optimus camping stove, single burner, compact, running on white gasoline.