scouts-l Mail Archive for August of 2000: Re: White gas
Jim Peterson (kupete@FALCON.CC.UKANS.EDU
Wed Aug 02 2000 - 13:19:15 CDT
>>what's the shelf life for white gas?
>Beats heck outta me. I'm sure that someone will tell me that it degenerates
>and I'm doing a bad thing, but I bought about a dozen cans one year on
>special, a lotta years ago, and I still use it and it seems to work fine in
Back from ten days at the beautiful Bartle Scout Reservation.....what a
About the white gas:
It's my understanding that you could probably store it for quite some time
IF you don't open the container. Once the container is opened and air
space is created in the can, there is substantial possibility of
condensation occuring and water being introduced to your stoves, lanterns,
etc. Some of you chemists out there correct me, but I do think that white
gas will indeed mix quite well with water.
I've been advised that it has a shelf life of about a year if the container
I certainly bow to anyone with a more educated opinion.