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Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Wistrick, Oct 6, 2011.
I dont think it burns hotter, scratch that.
I did some quick research too and found many conflicting responses to the same question. I think I'll just run my stove on gasoline so my MSR is full of usable fuel should I run out. I just get nervous cooking food over a gasoline flame (albeit the food would be in a pot).
Curious what makes you nervous about that ?
If your bike had a diesel engine it would not be an issue to run white gas / Kerosene in it. It is more refined than diesel fuel and has less parafins in it. Having less parafins helps its long term stability and has been used in emergency power generators for years. The less parafins and impurities keeps the biomass from growing and gooping up injectors and filter banks.
Diesel, kerosene/whit gas has more BTUs because it is a heavier fraction distillate than gasoline. That means it has more oil in it and less solvent. The heavier fuels burn and are therefore typically known as "combustibles." The lighter fuels such as gasoline are called "flammables" because they explode. It all has to do with Vapor pressure and density. Diesel engines are compression ignition and gas are spark ignition.
From what I have been told (which does not make it fact), white gas is further refined to remove impurities. That would mean it burns cleaner. Gasoline, has additives for engines and more impurities and therefore burns 'dirtier' and more carcinogenic.
I'm nervous because I dont want to look back and think how stupid i was cooking food over gasoline flame - similar to people who use to play in asbestos back in the day.
My fears may be completely unfounded, but I'm not informed enough to know, and cant seem to get a straight answer on safety.
Interesting perspective. Not sure I share your concerns but that's not to say the risk does not exist. Like you, I am no expert in this field.
I did grow up eating steaks cooked 1 inch away from smoking charcoal briquettes, so I'm sure ive had my fair share of exposure
This is a bit of a hijack so this will be the last post from me about it. I do agree with you. I would not cook over Gas. Here is my thinking. It takes me days of straight cooking with white gas to get through one little bottle of that stuff. Why not just carry a little bottle of white gas and then carry whatever gas you want...? For longer trips carry a big white gas bottle. Its not that much space. Just my 2c...
Weestroms don't need extra gas. They run on fumes
Note to self: bring screwdriver.
As a general rule I avoid crashing...
The cans fit within a plane that extends from the crash bars to the panniers, there is about 12" of free space between the pegs and the bottom of the tanks, really don't see any increased risk. If it is a head on I will be going forward, lowside I slide out, highside I am thrown off...Sure, anything can happen, but if I wanted to avoid any risk, I would drive an M1 Abrahms.
Like this set up, a lot, very simple and safe way to carry extra fuel with the bar lock through the screw top of the bottle. I plan on following your design, nice work!
Anyone shell out for one of these, yet? If so how has it affected handling and looks. Thoughts and opinions?
Strapping a couple of MSR bottles to the pannier system seems like a lot less trouble and money, but I'm curious.
that works out to 372$ per stored gallon (uninstalled that is)....one good thing you can always count on Tourteck" for an unreasonable solution!
My setup for expidetion touring...
3.6 gallon main tank and 2, 1 gallon rotopax on the trailer...
Loaded to move camp between bases...
Extended day tripping carrying extra for fellow riders who may need it.