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corky569
I'll be sleeping in the bed of my truck tonight. I want to be sure to be able to make breakfast and coffee tomorrow morning. What can I do to ensure my stove will light? Is a coleman jug insulated enough to keep my water from freezing? Will it just crack and be ruined in those temps? Thanks in advance.
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Tom in Reno
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mgmlvks
I remember those days!

Couple of suggestions - 

  1. Put the water in the cab of the truck, put a blanket over the water - should be fine
  2. Make sure the stove works NOW so it will work THEN
  3. Consider draining the fuel and inspecting for water, adding new fuel (inspecting for water) so the fount is FULL before you go.
  4. Enjoy the trip!
Mike, ICCC member #1156, Slant Saver Group #011, 275 Appreciation Syndicate #0215
"In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present"
Francis Bacon
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curlyjoe_99
I have an add-on for the coolers. pre-heat the coolers by putting hot water in them. you can either boil the water at home or at the camp. With the wrapping and in the cab, it may even warn in the morning, or at least not ice cold
Robert (AKA Curly)-- Heart-of-Texas! "Keep 'Em Working"  
MILSPEC_OPS & 275 Appreciation Syndicate Member #9999

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corky569
mgmlvks wrote:
I remember those days!

Couple of suggestions - 

  1. Put the water in the cab of the truck, put a blanket over the water - should be fine
  2. Make sure the stove works NOW so it will work THEN
  3. Consider draining the fuel and inspecting for water, adding new fuel (inspecting for water) so the fount is FULL before you go.
  4. Enjoy the trip!


It does work now, I'll go ahead and drain the fuel, and replace with fuel I've stored in the house. Thanks!
Tom in Reno
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corky569
curlyjoe_99 wrote:
I have an add-on for the coolers. pre-heat the coolers by putting hot water in them. you can either boil the water at home or at the camp. With the wrapping and in the cab, it may even warn in the morning, or at least not ice cold


Brilliant!!!
Tom in Reno
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hikerduane
Wiil freeze in the spigot. I place my jug in the cab with whatever I can throw over it. Still could ice up in the morning, but get the coffee going. :) Bring a second stove, with me having so many, it's not only good insurance, but nice to have a couple going. Cooking on one or more, or using one as a hand warmer.
Duane
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves who's counting.
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zoomkat
Put hot water in the coolers.
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BSAGuy
Make sure you have a cuddly companion to share the truck bed!
- Courtenay
Be Prepared
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fuel brained
Don't forget to bring a bottle of hand sanitizer to use as a preheat for the generator. If you are worried about the water freezing just bring some ice cubes and melt then in the morning. I agree with Hikerduane on the second stove. I use my 425nl for cooking but also bring my 502 or my 520 for a quick warm up. Stay warm. Jefm
Pastor Jeff
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lynn225
I always get my percolator ready the night before, so all I have to do is light the stove, doesn't matter if the water is frozen in the coffee pot. I usually put a 4-qt pot of water on the stove before bed, again just light the stove in the morning for liquid water, even if your other water is frozen.

I'm also taking my small Kerosun Radiant 8 again for winter camping in January, easy to put water in front of it to thaw if necessary, even in plastic containers.

Lynn Klingel
Huntingdon, PA

All your lantern are belong to us. You have no chance to survive make your time.

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JimL
Brilliant ideas Lynn!

-Jim

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corky569
I put hot water in the jug. It was still warm in the morning even though I left it out of the truck all night. It was even still warm at around noon before I went home. Great little jug!
Tom in Reno
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curtludwig
A white gas stove will light a temperatures that a 1# propane can won't work at...
Curt

2017 ICCC Convention Host

BernzOmatic Appreciation Club #019

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AllanD
Which is why a gasoline stove (typically MSR firefly or similar) is STILL issue equipment to people who go out and away from McMurdo Antarctic and other cold places (Thule?)

Gasoline stoves will still work at temps where Propane can be carried around in a bucket,
Kerosene gives you a "Dumb look" when you try to light it and a CO2 fire extinguisher is
a solid lump of Dry Ice.

Allan

Don't ask where the burn marks on my workbench came from...

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Scouterjan
I.have never had a White gas stove that will not light in sub zero temps. Most important is to.make sure your leather pump is in.tip top shape
Jan
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