Specs

Weight 1 oz / 28 g
Length 3.0 in / 76 mm
Width 1.4 in / 35 mm

Reviews

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Simple tool to safely empty your old fuel canisters.

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $5.95

Summary

Simple tool to safely empty your old fuel canisters. No reason to keep old fuel canisters around when you can recycle them.

Pros

  • Designed for the job
  • Inexpensive
  • Easy to use

Whether you are a backpacker or a car camper you probably have a variety of empty or near empty fuel canisters stored at your home. The handy little CrunchIt tool by Jetboil is perfect for both removing the last of the gas and penetrating the canister so it can be safely put in your recycle bin. I personally had about five empty or near empty canisters so I figured it was time to remedy the problem.

The CrunchIt couldn't be simpler to operate. Remove the orange blade protector and then thread the tool onto the fuel canisters nozzle. A small pin in the center of the threaded part of the tool releases the gas from the canister. Once the gas has stopped hissing you can then push on the tool which will then penetrate the fuel canister much like a can opener. Twist the tool counter clockwise and puncture the canister two more times. Unthread the CrunchIt and you now have a fuel canister that is safe to recycle. It couldn't be easier.

Details:

  • Cost: $5.95

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Everybody who uses a canister stove should have one…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $7

Summary

Everybody who uses a canister stove should have one of these great gadgets! It allows the empty fuel cans to be disposed of in the regular garbage.

Pros

  • The threaded collar makes punching holes in empty isobutane/propane canisters a snap.
  • Small and easy to pack in the kitchen kit.
  • Inexpensive.

I've used various methods over the years to punch holes in my exhausted iso/propane canisters, but this neato little tool from JetBoil makes the job quick, easy, and efficient. Being able to thread the collar onto the canister itself lets one do the job without having to stab or put out an undue amount of pressure. 

This is handy when it's raining or snowy out, and is a bit safer than using a hunting knife.  Ask me how I know.

I'm always a popular guy at the end of group camping trips when I pull this out.  :)

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