Join Date: Mar 2012
Bikes: '09 Trek 2.1 * '75 Sekine * 2010 Raleigh Talus 8.0 * '90 Giant Mtb * Raleigh M20 * Fuji Nevada mtb
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My dad used to do it for a couple of winters, and I considered trying to refill -- but decided not worth the headache. (I hate the smell of the gas, it gives me a headache) Instead I just switched back to white gas lanterns and am more than pleased with the results. Slightly off-topic, I use 3 lanterns when 3 of us go ice fishing and they keep the canvas house warm all the way down to 10 deg f with the bonus of plenty of light. Canoe camping I might take one, and backpacking I use the miniature stove canisters and campfires.
For a propane ice house heater I like the smaller refillable white tanks.
I just don't see much use for those green canisters except for my propane torch - heavy, expensive if used much, and I have to pay an additional $2.00 or drive 45 minutes one-way to dispose of them.
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