Jan 8, 2007 at 8:52 am #1221120
What's the best way to carry denatured alcohol while on a hike? I've seen lots of debate on which stove is best, but nothing on the best way to carry the fuel. Plastic container? Aluminum? With spout (squeeze bottle)?Jan 8, 2007 at 9:18 am #1373517
@mrschurrLocale: SW USJan 8, 2007 at 10:32 am #1373529
@jjpittsLocale: Midwest US
I use a Platypus "Lil' Nipper" bottle with a BPL fuel cap, the red twist kind. It works well.Jan 8, 2007 at 11:27 am #1373536
Thanks!Jan 8, 2007 at 11:59 am #1373539
Adam RothermichBPL Member
@aroth87Locale: Missouri Ozarks
I'm not saying this is the best means of doing it, but for weekend outings I use a 4 fl oz contact solution bottle. Its very light and holds just enough fuel. My bottle weights just 16 grams. It also has the squirt top on it. They make larger bottle if you need more capacity too. What I like best about this type of bottle is the control the nozzle gives me as opposed to the opening on a soda bottle.
AdamFeb 2, 2007 at 4:16 pm #1376929
I'm hearing that people are storing their fuel in things like soft-drink and pull-spout bottles? Uh, just a word of advice [although you probably already kow this] – it may be a good idea to change to either a dedicated aluminum bottle or a markedly different non-drinking bottle that is clearly labeled. Anything else can cause mishaps when you're tired :P
I just use the light plastic safety-top bottle that the metholayted spirits comes in, weighs about 50g and holds 500ml. Also, its clearly labelled 'POISON'.Feb 5, 2007 at 10:43 pm #1377277
Yeah, I agree. But, if you use Everclear as your fuel, no hurt. (At least none you will feel until your hangover the next day).
Just a thought from a non-drinker.
EricFeb 9, 2007 at 8:55 am #1377782
I use the Nalgene hipflask, clearly marked "Fuel" both on the cap and bottle with white-out. It's manufactured to be stable against solvents such as alcohol, whether it's denatured or not!Feb 12, 2007 at 10:30 am #1378138
The BPL red twist cap leaks on my Lil' Nipper. It's ever so slight, but I do notice faint alcohol fuels while hiking.
Anyone else have this situation?
EricFeb 12, 2007 at 11:51 am #1378146
Once upon a time I thought I read that the red twist caps need to be trimmed a bit.Feb 12, 2007 at 1:55 pm #1378173
Douglas FrickBPL Member
>Anyone else have this situation?
I set mine on a piece of sandpaper and rubbed it back and forth until I removed about 1/16" inch. It fit fine after that.Feb 12, 2007 at 9:14 pm #1378256
I'll be pulling out the sand paper now. Seems like one of those, "Gee, I shoulda thought of that." moments.
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