Saturday, March 15, 2014

Total Myopic Preparedness FAIL!

Damn, I hate to even tell on myself with this one.

Last year, Big 5 had a sale on a little one burner camp stove for $20 bucks.


Stupid me, I rushed down and bought one without really paying attention to what I was actually buying.
To this very day, I thought it was a propane stove.
I snagged it for an emergency situation because it is small and it is in a handy dandy plastic carrying case.

So today, I had to go to Bi Mart for some transmission fluid and while I was there, I got the adapter and a hose kit to run little propane rigs off a five gallon bottle.

I hate those little green propane bottles with a passion.

So I get home and while I am fucking around, I dig out this little stove thingy.
It's still brand new, in the package.

I open it up and start looking where to hook the damn little bottle to and something just ain't right here.
Upon closer inspection, I find the thing runs on BUTANE.


Says so right on the box.

Face palm.

The stupid on my part is still burning and the only reason I am sharing this is in the hopes that if I can save even one individual from making the same damn mistake then it will be worth it to expose my idiocy publicly.

I guess I will go find a couple of these stupid little bottles of butane and stick them and the stove away for either bartering or to give to someone in need.

On the plus side I guess, now I have an excuse to go get what I have really been wanting anyway....


I'm not a huge propane fan to begin with.

7 comments:

  1. The single burner gas stoves are more efficient.

    http://www.amazon.com/Coleman-1-Burner-Sporter-Liquid-Stove/dp/B0009PUQAU/ref=sr_1_15?s=outdoor-recreation&ie=UTF8&qid=1394932994&sr=1-15&keywords=gas+camping+stove

    Just my Opinion

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  2. My dad says butane is a bastard gas.

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  3. Yup, the only way to go ! We've got one that has served well for over 40 years !!! Plus we've got a fairly new one as back up. Not to mention the single burner one. As a portable the little single burner is the tits ritz ! Little heavy for back packing tho....

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  4. I wouldn't be too hard on yourself, ALL stoves using processed fuels will run out eventually. How long do you think the popular Coleman white gas availability will last - hurricanes down here empty the shelves of them. Heaters - lamps - stoves - pretty popular.

    Butane just gives you more options. I've seen some pretty impressive reviews, for $20, not too bad. Just store some extra cans for just in case and you are golden.

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  5. Buy the Coleman and then convert it to propane. This way you can connect it to a BBQ 20 lb tank. Happy grilling!

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  6. Another possibility is the Primus multifuel stoves. Runs on white gas, unleaded, kerosene, or diesel. It's intended for backpackers, though, so it might be a bit small in comparison with the Coleman.

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  7. I have the same butane stove but a different brand name, still the exact same stove. The butane cans are inexpensive from big box stores and can often be found on sale. They last quite a while and have an advantage over propane or white gas, they can be cooked on (used) indoors. When ever I find them on sale I'll buy 5 or so cans and add them to my stash. I do not put all my stock in butane or any other single type of fuel stoves. I have a wood burning rocket stove (very efficient), propane stoves, electric stove, and liquid fuel stoves. Never put all your eggs in one basket.

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