Threaded Coleman gas canisters in France....

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Threaded Coleman gas canisters in France....

Postby chesterpete » 4 May 2012, 8:44pm

I'm off to Brittany in a couple of weeks and am considering stove options. Does anyone know if the threaded Coleman type gas canisters are widely available in France? I understand that they were difficult to find a few years ago, but wondered if things have changed.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Threaded Coleman gas canisters in France....

Postby bigjim » 4 May 2012, 8:49pm

I'd take an adapter.

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Re: Threaded Coleman gas canisters in France....

Postby chesterpete » 4 May 2012, 8:54pm

Thanks for the reply. I didn't know such a thing existed. Is that so I could use the blue threadless canisters?

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Re: Threaded Coleman gas canisters in France....

Postby johnb » 4 May 2012, 9:07pm

Yes it does.

http://walkhigh.co.uk/acatalog/Stoves_and_lanterns.html

There are various brands of them. Some Decathalon stores in France sell the threaded type and if your ever stuck go to a DIY store as they sell the gas cartridges for plumbers blowtorches which has the same thread as your stove and actually works out quiet cheap.

This is the brand usually stocked in Decathalon, different colour to the campingas cartridge but same thread

http://www.outdoor-ranger.co.uk/msr-4oz ... anguage=gb







If you need more info on the adapters go to the forum on outdoorsmagic.com where there is a wealth of information on them.

http://www.outdoorsmagic.com/forum/forum.asp?v=1
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Re: Threaded Coleman gas canisters in France....

Postby chesterpete » 4 May 2012, 9:10pm

Great, thanks very much.

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Re: Threaded Coleman gas canisters in France....

Postby tim_f » 4 May 2012, 9:11pm

yes adaptors are available

http://www.ultralightoutdoorgear.co.uk/edelrid_puncture_cartridge_adaptor.html
or
http://www.ultralightoutdoorgear.co.uk/edelrid_valve_cartridge_adaptor.html

which allow you to use wither type of camping gaz cartridges.

The screw thread ones are only available in mountaineering shops or some builders merchants for use with flame guns.

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Re: Threaded Coleman gas canisters in France....

Postby bigjim » 4 May 2012, 9:37pm

I use this adapter in France as the cartridges are everywhere and cheaper than the pierceable ones. The adapter cost me about £6 on e-bay.
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Re: Threaded Coleman gas canisters in France....

Postby chesterpete » 4 May 2012, 9:46pm

I was thinking of getting one of these:
http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/inferno-fol ... ve-p158211

So the long thin canisters would work well I guess.

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Postby johnb » 4 May 2012, 9:52pm

Yes the long canisters work, but that looks like a good adapter bigjim has shown plus its cheaper.
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Re: Threaded Coleman gas canisters in France....

Postby bigjim » 4 May 2012, 11:03pm

Mine was an import, probably China, so had to wait a couple of weeks I think for delivery. They are still on e-bay. Worked fine, used every day in France. Very stable.
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Re: Threaded Coleman gas canisters in France....

Postby psmiffy » 5 May 2012, 9:53am

Ive used this adaptor for the past 15yrs - Never been without gas of either the blue sort or the the MSR/Coleman variety wherever I have been in Europe

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http://www.hitchnhike.co.uk/acatalog/edelrid_valve_cartridge_adapter.html

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Re: Threaded Coleman gas canisters in France....

Postby willem jongman » 5 May 2012, 11:51am

A new possibility is the line of Primus Duo stoves that can use both Lindall valve screw canisters and the Camping Gaz bayonet canisters. It is a lighter solution than taking an adapter, and worth it if you do not already have a stove. There is also a Duo version of the light weight Express stove, even if the Primus website does not mention it (had it in my hands).
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Re: Threaded Coleman gas canisters in France....

Postby bikes4two » 13 May 2012, 10:43pm

psmiffy wrote:Ive used this adaptor for the past 15yrs - Never been without gas of either the blue sort or the the MSR/Coleman variety wherever I have been in Europe

http://www.hitchnhike.co.uk/acatalog/edelrid_valve_cartridge_adapter.html


This adaptor is also known as the Vaude Markill Valve Cartridge Adapter, and with it, I have never had a problem with getting gas in France with most supermarkets stocking the CV270 etc.
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Re: Threaded Coleman gas canisters in France....

Postby andrew_s » 14 May 2012, 2:22pm

chesterpete wrote:I was thinking of getting one of these:
http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/inferno-fol ... ve-p158211

So the long thin canisters would work well I guess.


This is NOT a good stove to use with the long thin canisters.
It has no preheat and will flare dangerously if the canister is not upright, and liquid gas gets to the burner.

The preheat is a thin section of tubing that passes through the flame between the flexible hose and the jet. It ensures that any liquid fuel is vapourised before the jet.
This Sunnflair is the cheapest a cursory google found. I use an Edelrid Opilio (with Edelrid/Vaude/Markill adapter as required), others are the Primus Express Spider, MSR Windpro

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Re: Threaded Coleman gas canisters in France....

Postby chesterpete » 14 May 2012, 3:44pm

Thanks for the excellent advice guys. Ive opted for the re-sealable campingaz stove.
http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/coleman-twi ... it-p146720