Richard Bucker

Olicamp 4 season fuel - what is net weight

Posted at — Sep 23, 2016

I’ve been wondering a few things about my Olicamp ION stove and fuel.everything sung as a bugcook kitThe description on Amazon said that the fuel was 100g and the can indicates Net Weight 100g. When I was talking to customer service at Olicamp they indicated that I can expect to boil 44 cups of water at 5000ft [2 cups at a time].A little math and a few facts …The gross weight of a 100g can is between 200 and 220g. The gross weight after boiling 2 cups of water, at sea level, is 200g. That means I used between 10 and 20g of fuel for the first 2 cup boil. Let’s say that I was new to the mechanics of the system and I also allowed some gas to escape before starting or there was some latency between opening the fuel valve, ignition and placing the container on the stove.100g of fuel, 10g per 2 cup boil, that means 10-2cup boils and not the 22-2cup that customer service described.