Results 1 to 12 of 12
  1. #1

    Default Propane cannister--how long?

    I picked up a jetboil stove last fall and really like. Have used it on some weekend trips. I plan to take it on a 500 mile section hike next month. My question: if I make a cup of tea in the AM and a freeze dried dinner at night, how many days can I expect a cannister to last? I know "my mileage may vary, yada yada". But since I haven't burned through a cannister yet, I would appreciate hearing what others have experienced, so I can plan. Thanks!

  2. #2
    Registered User Sinner's Avatar
    Join Date
    02-12-2012
    Location
    charlotte, nc
    Age
    36
    Posts
    16

    Default

    I have found out that with not having my jetboil regulator "wide open" I can get about 17-20 boils of 2 cup of water. The main thing is not to have your regulator wide open everytime you get to boiling.
    "This side towards enemy" instructions for U.S. Army claymore mine

  3. #3

    Default

    Hi Papa.
    Get a fresh can and a black sharpie, and cook until it's empty. Make different marks for just boiling water, for cooking supper, etc. That's the best way I know of.
    Teej

    "[ATers] represent three percent of our use and about twenty percent of our effort," Baxter Park Director Jensen Bissell.

  4. #4
    Ickybod jburgasser's Avatar
    Join Date
    03-30-2010
    Location
    9 hours south of any A.T. hiking!!
    Age
    47
    Posts
    177
    Journal Entries
    3
    Images
    31

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by TJ aka Teej View Post
    Hi Papa.
    Get a fresh can and a black sharpie, and cook until it's empty. Make different marks for just boiling water, for cooking supper, etc. That's the best way I know of.

    What are you marking? How can you "see" the level of fuel in the canister to make your mark?
    I gotta get my head out of the clouds, but that is where my heart is.

  5. #5
    Stir Fry
    Join Date
    11-30-2007
    Location
    Concord North Carolina
    Age
    58
    Posts
    676

    Default

    I get about 7 day out of small canesters and about 12 day out of the large canesters. Like you I have coffee in am Dinner at night on occasion something hot at lunch. Out side temeratures are in the 30s in am and 40 or so at night.
    If it do'nt eat you or kill you it makes you stronger
    'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

  6. #6
    Registered User
    Join Date
    12-15-2003
    Location
    Charlotte, NC
    Posts
    3,949

    Default

    Here's what MSR recommends:


    "Fuel Tips:

    How Much Fuel Should I Bring?

    MSR recommends 4 oz. (114 ml) of liquid fuel per person per day for cooking or 8 oz. (237 ml) of liquid fuel per person per day for melting snow and cooking.** An extremely cold trip, like skiing in Antarctica, may require as much as 15 oz. (444 ml) of liquid fuel per person per day.

    How Long will a canister of MSR IsoPro last?

    In general one canister of MSR IsoPro fuel will be sufficient to boil water for two people over four days in summer. Wind, low temperatures and longer cooking times will increase fuel consumption."

  7. #7

    Default

    The small canister with my pocket rocket last me about 2 weeks of boiling water 2x daily. Just sayin

  8. #8
    Registered User
    Join Date
    12-15-2003
    Location
    Charlotte, NC
    Posts
    3,949

    Default

    Yep, some hikers are good at saving fuel, others not. Variables like altitude and temp play a part.

    Same goes for the alchy stove crowd. I use to measure my fuel out using a 35mm film canister (which is 1 oz.) while others just slosh the stuff then scratch their head when they run out 2 days from the next town.

  9. #9
    Nalgene Ninja flemdawg1's Avatar
    Join Date
    03-31-2008
    Location
    Huntsville, AL
    Age
    45
    Posts
    2,337

    Default

    Jetboils don't use propane, they use butane or iso-butane.

  10. #10

    Default

    Thanks for all the inputs! I'll take 1 week as my planning number and go from there. I'm going Springer to Marion VA, so the only time it will be an issue for me is through the Smokies (going straight through).

  11. #11

    Default

    How long a fuel canistor will last depends on the size you buy. Jetboil makes at least 3 sizes

  12. #12
    Registered User Theosus's Avatar
    Join Date
    09-22-2011
    Location
    Florence, South Carolina, United States
    Age
    45
    Posts
    699
    Images
    1

    Default

    I like the 220g size but it doesn't fit in my pot. The small 110g size fits in my snow peak 700 cup with the Giga power stove on top. It halves the stowed size of it all. I boil water for cappuccino and making freeze dried meals. The bigger canister seems to last nicely. I haven't tried the small one yet.
    Please don't read my blog at theosus1.Wordpress.com
    "I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. Thank God for Search and Rescue" - Robert Frost (first edit).

++ New Posts ++

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •