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TOPIC: Kerosene stove, multi-fuel stove and best fuel for high altitudes?

Kerosene stove, multi-fuel stove and best fuel for high altitudes? 7 years, 6 months ago #287

Up to what height can I use our traditional kerosene stove? Are Multi-fuel stoves good for high camps?
Also, what is the best fuel for high altitudes?
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Re: Kerosene stove, multi-fuel stove and best fuel for high altitudes? 7 years, 5 months ago #327

To my view, Kerosene stoves are better to be avoided, unless its been full-proved and tried and tested multiple times. Multi-fuels are better choice in this case.
For base camps (for bigger teams), where people can afford to carry loads by porters, Gas cylinders can be used.
But for higher camps the best fuel is Butane. A butane cylinder would weigh around 300 gm along with a stove of max 100 gm and it will go on around 3 days for 2 persons.
Looking for others views.

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Re: Kerosene stove, multi-fuel stove and best fuel for high altitudes? 6 years, 9 months ago #867

Iso butane! Butane wont work at REALLY high altitude.

So a mixture of butane and iso-butane iso-propane etc is required. The brands which make butane canisters also make mixed fuels. Just check the label before picking one.
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Re: Kerosene stove, multi-fuel stove and best fuel for high altitudes? 6 years, 9 months ago #868

Almost forgot, Hans is readily available and is the cheapest of the lot.

Reiterate! for really high altitude, its a mixture of butane and isobutane and/or iso propane that will work. A lot of pure butane just gets "left" in the canister and is basically wasted.
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