Propane Coleman Stoves
The VOC is replacing it's old fleet of White Gas Coleman Stoves with new propane powered stoves. These stoves are equiped with 10,000 BTUs per burner and a rust resistant aluminum-steel cook top.
Which Huts have them?
The stoves are rated to last up to 1hour and 30mns with both burners on high using a single 16.4 oz propane cylinder.
Things to keep in mind with the new Propane Stoves
- They have simple on-off valves so you don't need to wonder about turning lever up to light, etc.
- They don't go out and leave gas puddles on the counter so we should not have to replace the fire extinguishers so often.
- When they run out of propane they go out abruptly. They don't provide any way to let you know how much fuel is left.
- Don't put a pot of water on the stove and wander away. The pot will keep boiling until the propane's gone or the water's gone.
In order to avoid the Huts from becoming a haven for empty propane canisters we ask that you follow these guidelines:
You bring up a canister:(Highly Recommended)
>> Consider using the partially-full canisters at the Hut first before your own, but there probably isn't one.
>> If you do not completely use your canister feel free to leave it at the Hut for others to use. If you notice an empty canister left behind, take it out with you.
>> If you do completely use a canister, please do not leave it at the Hut.
You do not bring your own canister:(be prepared to have the stoves not work)
>> Feel free to use any partially-full canisters at the Hut, but if you use it up, bring it down from the Hut when you leave.
Other Propane Coleman Appliances
Up at Phelix a very generous group of Bachelors temporarily fixed one of the bridges on the trail and donated their Propane Coleman Grittle to the Brian Waddington Hut. If these are popular with guests at Phelix we may consider getting them for our other Huts as well.
In 2019, a party of 25 generously donated a Mr. Heater Portable Propane Buddy Heater MH 9BX to the Phelix Hut. It uses the 1lb propane cylinders as well and produces a good amount of heat. On high a cylinder lasts 3 hours and on low 6 hours.