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    Mini Goon adrian's Avatar
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    I need to replace a self-sealing gas canister for my go-gas stove, does it matter which make I buy? some seem to have a different gas mixture.Any thoughts please.

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    Most gas cartidges use either a 80/20 or 70/30 mix of butane/propane. Butane will last longer as it is more efficient. Propane has a lower temperature threshold, meaning it will work down to lower temperatures.

    If you are using it in the summer with hot days and mild nights, then look for a 80/20 mix as this will give you more burning time due to more butane.

    If you are using it in cold conditions, then opt for the 70/30 mix as it has a higher percentage of propane.

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    Most canisters in the UK are 70/30. AFIK only MSR use 80/20, but are harder to find than either Coleman or GoGas.

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    Mini Goon Daniel T's Avatar
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    I wasn't too sure of how many companies did 80/20 canisters, I know all Campingaz ones are, but they use a completely different fitting...

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    GoGas, now Karrimor GoSystem used to / still do produce a canister using isobutane. Claimed to work better in cold conditions, but also be efficient.

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    Cheers folks, I'll be led by the best price then!!

    Adrian

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    Hi all, new to this, for my two penneth, I have the rekri8 thermopro. I prefer these types of stoves that are low profile without the stove sitting on top of the cannister. I use the long thing gas cannisters (far cheaper from cromwell tools) 70/30 mix. I have tried a mix I found of 60 butane/40 propane and thought 'great' for the cold. Burns well at low level but wind it up and its awful, DO NOT USE THIS MIX, especially in a vestibule 'tut tut' or you WILL have a chimney burned into your tent. I only tested it out in the back garden at about 2 degree's so don't know how it will fair below that.

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    I'm using the gosystem ones and they're good.
    Rekri8 are rebranding back to gosystem after the karrimor thing and they've updated the thermopro, it now comes with a braided hose and a much improved hose/ stove connection. Got one on Saturday, nice.

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    oh pooh, I have the older one with the neoprene hose, I must admit, the way the stove was burning I suspected air getting in there somewhere, oh well, cant complain got the stove brand spankers for 20 quid, thats why I got it at that price then. but otherwise I think its great, even though you can get smaller and lighter, I light the build quality and robustness. Thanks for the tip, Ill get onto them and see if the upgrade is available separately

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