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    Was in the lakes the other weekend and had my gas cartridge decide it wasn't going to work!!put it down to it being cold just what you need in the morning with no brew,whats the best way of stoping this from happening? have heard of putting it in your sleeping bag does this really work???.First time this has happened to me and i want to make it the last,i've thought of getting a multi fuel stove but the weight puts me off any ideas welcome.........

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    what mix of gasses were you using in your gas canister? since that might be somthing to with it. also, yes putting it in the bottom of your sleeping bag works a treat. i also put my phone in there if its gonna be really cold, since mobile batteries start playing up in cooler environments.

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    oh, just remembered, maybe it would be a good idea to take along a hexamine stove next time, as a back up stove. theyre a bit slow and blacken your pots but they get the job done where gas fails ;p

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    you can get cartrige heater pads. never tried them

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    The gas was 70% butane 30% propane good idea with the hexamine might have a go at making a pepsi stove aswell.

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    Andrew you got any web addy's for the heater pad?

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    im pretty sure most mixes are like that. strange that it dident work this time then...
    the only other suggestions i can make is that you look at some of the cold weather mixes out there. A good tip ive seen is to make a mat to seperate the gas cartridge from the cold floor whilst cooking, but im not sure itll help your situation that much, most people use an old foam mouse pad.

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    Thanks for the tips Matthew just another question there's an adaptor for my stove that makes it into an alpine type stove will this help?? by moving the canister closer the stove.

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    Can't find any addys but making the stove alpine will help, i used to have a cartrige top but now use a coleman alpine stove and it is more stable, eaisier to heat the canister, u can turn the canister upside down to increase the flow or use up the last dregs that u cant get out with a cartrige top

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    yeah, making it into an alpine stove will definitely help. just dont get the canister too close to the flame....

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    try Gearshift.co.uk
    they sell a hose adapter for gas stoves

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    You can warm the cannister up with your hands enough for it to make a big difference in my experience.

    If your not worried about the extra weight, then get a stove with a remote cannister and a pre-heater tube (feeds the gas supply through the flame before it gets to the burner) so you can invert the cannister when its really codl (after lighting if poss!!)
    My old Coleman Alpine has this feature - but I dont think the new one does....

    Better bet than carrying another stove in addition to a gas stove IMO.

    Si

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    Thanks for all the info folks adaptor on its way!!

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