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PostPosted: June 8th, 2010, 3:52 pm 
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anyone with an idea on how much fuel i should bring on a 10 day trip. there will be two of us using one mrs whiperlight stove for all the cooking [mostly to boil water for the food].

any thoughts would be great.


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PostPosted: June 8th, 2010, 3:53 pm 
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2 litres should do it.

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PostPosted: June 8th, 2010, 4:13 pm 
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2 litres sounds about right.
Do you do your dishes in hot water? Or do you like to sit around and drink a lot of tea/coffee?
Then add a touch more fuel.


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PostPosted: June 8th, 2010, 6:08 pm 
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In the summer we would use somewhat less than 2 litres but in the early spring or fall we would take a little more than that.


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PostPosted: June 8th, 2010, 7:34 pm 
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We used about 1.3l on a 10 day trip conserving.

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PostPosted: June 8th, 2010, 8:07 pm 
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I to concur with the 2 L estimate, but I generally come home with most of one liter, as I try to conserve along the way to make sure I will have fuel by having my water ready when I light the stove, and always covering the pot when boiling water.

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PostPosted: June 11th, 2010, 6:18 am 
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If you are using the whisperlite, the heat shields make a big difference in reducing boil times especially in windy conditions. Also proper maintainence and cleaning and will make the burner more efficient.


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