[at-l] "White Gas"
Jim and_or Ginny Owen
spiriteagle99 at hotmail.com
Fri Jan 22 21:00:18 CST 2010
FrankenQweschunBoxenWalker wrote -
>I've went this far to ask this question: Can you really use clear unleaded gasoline in
>a pinch? I've never ran into anavailability problem, but curiosity has gotten this cat.
>To the best of my knowledge, only BP/Amaco and Hess have clear gasoline, so the
>question may well be moot. I'd also expect this to be a question not answerable by
>the under-50 crowd. :-)
I've used "white gas" several times. First time was on the AT, coming out of the
Smokies I had to feed my Whisperlite something that vaguely resembled gasoline -
it came out of an old, very rusty gas can and the owner swore it was "white gas".
Not that I believed him, but ya gotta do what ya gotta do. It burned very dirty, but
got me into Hot Springs.
On the CDT there was zero/nada/zip Coleman fuel in Chama. So I filled up with White
gas at the gas station. The only good thing about it was the price 17 cents to fill the
bottle. Well, OK - it worked. That part was good. But it burned dirty.
There were a couple other times, but not many of them.
Bottom line - I don't recommend it except as a very last resort. It's dangerous, dirty
and I hate cleaning the pot afterward.
We use alcohol now. Except in Canada where it's expensive and hard to find.
PS - yeah, I remember the 2004 SoRuck. Good times. :)
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