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[pct-l] comparative stove weights

On Dec 13, 2003, at 1:53 AM, Ken Powers wrote:
> I just looked at my website ( 
> http://home.pacbell.net/kdpo/equipment.htm )
> and it says the Gigapower canister weighs 7.0 ounces and lasts for 4+ 
> days.

I used the MSR 12oz canisters for my 2002 hike and 800 miles this past 
A single canister lasted for me about 21-24 days.  You have to subtract 
this the number of days I spent in town and consider the fact that I 
cooked dinner (no hot breakfast, no coffee, soup, or hot chocolate).  
I would have a hot lunch, but very rarely.  I figure 16-18 meals on a 
canister (one person).  I think if you used a pot-cozy cooking method 
you could
stretch this out quite a bit.

I'm still trying to decide if I want to go to an alcohol stove for the 
or stick with the iso-butane stove.  On the AT it is easy to find 
in town so you don't have to worry about mailing them ahead.  The PCT is
a different situation and since I'm going to purchase food along the 
way I'm
leaning towards alcohol.