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07-23-2009, 11:27
Hi ya, Hikers,

I'm planning to thru the CT this late summer/fall and am wondering about the specific availability of (MSR/Jet Boil type) fuel canisters along the route.

I've read Mr. Mags' site and comments and have emailed him re: this question.

I am familiar with mailing canisters, having done so to several locations along the AT in '08, and will mail to the CT if need be.

Info is much appreciated.

07-23-2009, 16:57
I'll just copy and paste what I wrote you. :)

In general, you should be able to find fuel canisters in:

Denver area
Breck or Frisco
B Vista

EDIT: And I just updated my doc with this info...

Hmm...I guess buying canisters should not be too hard afterall :D

Just takes a little more planning than the AT.

07-23-2009, 23:59
Ok, Mr. Mags... Following your lead, here's what I found out. Took about an hour on the phone. Most had 4 oz (MSR and Jet Boil) and 8 oz MSR canisters.

Denver area - Pick one!
Breckenridge - Mt Outfitters - 970-453-2201
Leadville - Bill's Sporting Goods - 719-486-0739
Buena Vista - Trailhead Sports - 719-395-8002
Salida - Salida Mt Sports - 719-539-4400
Creede - San Juan Sports - 719-658-2482

In Durango, I'd call Gardenswarts first. However, as I'm SOBO I won't need to get a canister there.

Thanks for the prompts, Mags.

See you in the colors!

07-26-2009, 16:14
Thanks for the work! It is info like this that helps me keep the guide current. :) I'll be sure to add it and add a "THANKS"

Mags, non-professional hiker. :D