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The Snow Peak Lite Max I started using recently is my first canister stove. So I'm about to raise the perennial "how much fuel do I have left" question.
The full 110g canister weighs ~210g. So if there's really 110g of fuel then the canister weighs 100g.
The canister I have used on two overnighters currently weighs 130g. So subtracting the 100g canister that leaves 30g. That means I've used 80g of fuel on two overnighters.
My consumption on each trip consisted of making boiling water for a 16oz cup of tea, plus about half of a .9L pot of water for an "entree" for dinner, then about the same usage for tea & oatmeal for breakfast.
I have not yet devoted the time to craft a wind screen for the stove, and during each usage there was a bit of buffeting of the flame by the breeze.
- is this typical real-world usage for this type of stove? (and I'm not asking about MacGyver style heroics using an ounce of fuel and three toothpicks to feed an army of 50 for a month, I'm talking about real world ordinary person usage :-D).
- is the 30g remaining fuel likely to be accurate (and usable)? Or is some portion of the rated 110g "unusable" (kind of like you can't really use 18 gallons of an 18 gallon auto gas tank)?
If it's accurate, it means one 110g canister will be about 10g short of what I need for 3 overnighters. Or to put it another way, I'll need one canister plus 10g of a second for every 3 nights on the trail. Or put yet another way, given my remaining canister, I need to carry it, plus two new ones on a 4-night trip. Geesh. Well I guess it's still lighter and more compact than the liquid fuel alternatives ...