fuel bottle for liquid fuel

10:25 p.m. on July 6, 2010 (EDT)
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Does anyone know why fuel bottles come only in metal ... when one can buy Coleman fuel in (albeit bulky) plastic containers?

Why not a fuel bottle similar to the MSR style bottle, but in plastic?

11:48 p.m. on July 6, 2010 (EDT)
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I would venture to say that extruded aluminum is lighter & more puncture resistant than plastic. The MSR bottles I have can be used to store fuel and also connect to a stove, I wouldn't want a plastic fuel bottle attached to my stove.

12:03 a.m. on July 7, 2010 (EDT)
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Oh, good point about connecting to the stove. I wouldn't want to do that either. I guess I was thinking in terms of a very small metal bottle for the stove, and carry the main fuel supply in a smaller version of the plastic bottles Coleman fuel comes in. I suppose at that point it's not worth the savings of a few ounces ...

1:12 p.m. on July 7, 2010 (EDT)
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bheiser

To and answer to your question, there is fuel bottles made from plastic they are made by Trangia I like mine it works good and doesn't or at least hasn't cracked or leaked. They come is 3 sizes 1L, .5L & .3L also I like the safety cap as well it works good when you gave gloves or mittens on with no spills and it is easy to pour.

1:23 p.m. on July 7, 2010 (EDT)
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Main reason is that metal fuel bottles can be pump-pressurized, while plastic bottles cannot.

6:33 a.m. on July 8, 2010 (EDT)
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bheiser

To and answer to your question, there is fuel bottles made from plastic they are made by Trangia

Do note: Trangia intended for these bottles to store only alcohol, and are not designed to be pressurized.

Other reason for not using plastic to store fuel:
Plastic is easier to perferate.
Many plastics are not shock resistant, and will crack under stress.
Many plastics get brittle when cold.
Most plastic is flammable.

Ed

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