What's the Best Gas for Backpacking Stoves in Cold Weather?

By Hikin_Kim - Posted on 25 November 2011

OK, I need some backpacking stove gas for some cold weather trips. So, I bopped into REI.  

Hey, wait a minute. This gas is 75% butane and that one is 65% isobutane and this one over here is three gasses. What the heck??

Let's get a better understanding of what that means here,

Gas Backpacking Stove Chemistry

How is anybody supposed to know which stove fuel is gonna work for cold weather backpacking? And what the dickens are these blends all about anyway?  

  All important questions if you're headed out for some cold weather backpacking.  

Why Canisters Fail in Cold Weather

REI Stove Selection Guide


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