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    Default Flying into Brooks Range

    Was just talking to Wright Air and they said the only gas they can transport is 1) UNOPENED 1 gallon Coleman white gas canister or 2) Colemen green propane canister

    I know they are restricted by DOT policy, but that sounded pretty limiting since 1 gallon of white gas is way too much unless I'm just going to divy it up and ditch the rest with can at the landing strip and litter (we were planning on being picked up somewhere else) and the propane canister doesn't fit conventional butane/propane stoves.

    suggestions, thoughts, ideas? thanks

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    I use them fuel bottles......load them them with white gas and screw down the tops. secure and safe.

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    yeah, i have those too. wright air won't allow those filled with white gas. you have to have whole unopened coleman white gas canister, 1 gallon. which is way too much.

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by hre814 View Post
    Was just talking to Wright Air and they said the only gas they can transport is 1) UNOPENED 1 gallon Coleman white gas canister or 2) Colemen green propane canister

    I know they are restricted by DOT policy, but that sounded pretty limiting since 1 gallon of white gas is way too much unless I'm just going to divy it up and ditch the rest with can at the landing strip and litter (we were planning on being picked up somewhere else) and the propane canister doesn't fit conventional butane/propane stoves.

    suggestions, thoughts, ideas? thanks
    CLEAN quart oil containers work well. Just re-bottle the fuel at the drop-off point.
    Joe

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    something slipped my mind.....I don't know the av gas ratings but some of them smaller planes may use low octane fuel that can be used in ur Coleman multi-fuel single burner. would be handy to drain fuel from the wing into ur fuel jug and go...



    edit: av gas 100 low lead does not have the flash point needed and if u did try to burn it it would lead the generator up or plugged it up. seems to me u'll have to do the 1 gallon white gas and leave the rest in a tree for someone yrs. down the road. good luck

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    Crown Camp Fuel?
    1 qt - $7 - REI: http://www.rei.com/product/614110

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    man i cant tell you how much more i like my propane tanks for the stove over the fuel types, maybe im missing something, but i dont miss the fuel cans and pumping! i brought 3 tanks out on the flyout for 11 days only used 1 up and started on tank 2, they do leak so after each use take the tank off. i dont know how much you intend on useing it, but i only use mine to heat up water for cooking, everyhting else is done on the fire, but then i only go mountainhouse on flyouts so the fire is just to stay warm. if i were you, go to REI and look at the choices if you havent been to sportsmans or B&Js, propane is lighter so +1 for that, and there are ton of differnet stoves +2 on the choices, otherwise if you need a gallon of fuel you can have mine,i wont use it!

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    Snow Peak and Primus cannisters are DOT approved for shipment by air cargo - if a cannister stove is an option for your needs - maybe Wright's will fly those?

    If you go that route, here's a thread with searchable links to Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration: http://forums.outdoorsdirectory.com/...hern+air+cargo

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