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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-11-2013, 12:19 PM Thread Starter
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Default WhiteGas and Propane/Butane ideas how to store

Hi there

Just pick up 4 cans of Colman gas on sale $10.00 and got six Propane/butane canisters I have no idea how to store them out side thinking about buying one 50cal ammo can with a large Silica gel pack for the Canister and the White Gas in a metal dustbin off the ground. Would that be ok or if it get hot would they become dangerous or want do you do!

Any ideas would be great or where can I get more info that would be great.

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Dry, cool, away from any potential fire source and not inside living spaces.
Not too complicated, but be aware the white gas deteriorates with age. Propane is pretty stable, old gas will gum up your stove somewhat more. Stable temperature is more important, I don't much like the dustbin idea. Garage or crawlspace sounds better. Cool and dry is most important.
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thanks a great help

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I have seen tins of white gas, stored for too many years, rust out... Meaning, I have found empty tins, when they should have been full. Where did the gas go? Don't store it in your basement, where your furnace might be. I'm lucky my place didn't blow up.
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white gas can evaporate over time unless totally sealed ...

fun fact ...

in the 1911 antarctic race to the south pole ... Scott kept losing fuel because his containers werent perfectly sealed ... historians calculate that if he hadnt suffered those losses he might have returned alive

Amundsen, the detailed professional that he was, noticed this in prior expeditions and tool steps to solder his containers shut until they were needed ... decades later on Byrd's expedition to the south pole they opened up one of Amundsen's catches and found no loss in fuel ...

thats the difference between a professional and an amateur
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I still have some Coleman White gas from 10 years ago sitting in my storage locker in its original can. I hope to finish it off this year.
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