Re: Stove fuels in the United Kingdom- help!
Patrick Lam (PLAM@MUSICM.MCGILL.CA)
Thu, 13 Jun 1996 14:16:04 EDT
> Parrifin is not naptha! Paraffin in the UK is more like kerosene. The
> one thing in the U.K. All most everywhere especially in TransAtlantic
> Council they do not approve of using "liquid" fuels on camping/hiking
> trips. They encourage the use of propane instead. So you may want to
> think twice on the "naptha" anyway..
I've noticed quite a few people have this thing about naptha & trips...
I don't get what the problem with naptha seems to be. It's seemed to
me that naptha is easy to use & doesn't take annoying little canisters
like propane does... can't even get rid of them until you get back home.
Isn't that sort of annoying?
(Propane also doesn't work when it's cold... not a problem here, though.
I've heard that naptha isn't used in Australia because closed containers
left in the shade have an unfortunate tendency towards exploding...
this isn't an issue in the States or Europe, though.)
Up where I am, there aren't any rules on liquid vs propane fuels (that
I've been told of)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City