Scouts-L Mail Archive for August of 1999: Re: Value of old equipment & purchase of canoes
Re: Value of old equipment & purchase of canoes
Tue, 10 Aug 1999 22:28:02 -0400
Ron Leedy wrote:
I would take note on the disposal of compressed gas fuels (actaully their
vessels). Since they have stopped allowing the smaller refill type
compressed gas on backpacking trips is the least environmentally safe fuel.
Think of all those Coleman cannisters thrown into landfills.
This is not necessarily the case any more. Our troop recently invested in
10 new Coleman Max backpacking stoves that use recyclable gas canisters.
When empty, you use a provided "green key" that punctures the can. Then you
simply crush it underfoot (better make that boot ). The canister can then
be put in with the aluminum can recycle bag. Also, the gas is no longer
just propane but a mix of propane and butane (I believe) that burns well
done to below zero degrees. The down side is the cost of the fuel. Because
of our safety concerns with the flaring of the liquid fuel stoves, a
particular problem new Scouts, we were willing to pay the price.