How to store fuels used in a backpacking stove in the home?

When we talk about storing the fuel which can be used for combustion in burning the backpacking stove you need to remember one thing that these stoves burn with different types of fuel. Since there are multiple numbers of fuels that can be used in the stove the storage method for each of the type of fuel is different. So first let us see the kinds of fuel that can be used in a backpacking stove. There are camping stoves which burn with gasoline, some use diesel and some use kerosene.

In case, you plan to use the backpacking stove for your home you should always have a plan to store the fuel that is used in the stove. The stove container is really small and will not be able to run for long. Now since there are different kinds of fuel used for the stove you should know how to store the different type of fuel. First of all, any container in which you are planning to store the fuel should be kept out of reach of children. The container should be labelled so that you van at any point of time identify it and keep it safe. You should research well to find the best backpacking stove that can be used in home.

For storing gasoline the American petroleum institute recommends a maximum storage time of 2 years, as after this time period the gasoline starts changing in composition. If gasoline is used within a period of 1 to 2 years it will provide maximum benefit. Since gasoline has the characteristic to evaporate it should be stored in a metal container with nozzle. When required the gas can be taken out through this protected nozzle. This container should be checked regularly for leakages for your safety. Liquid fuel is considered to be the best fuel which can be stored for long period of time. It does not need any kind of treatment while storing and does not evaporate like gasoline. Liquid fuel should be stored in plastic or fibre containers which are UL approved and it should be protected with a container cap. Ideally it is red for gasoline, blue if is kerosene and for diesel, it should be yellow coloured. Liquid fuel container should be kept away from sunlight to protect it from degrading. The container should be either red in colour or should be labelled. You should make sure that the container is not transparent and it should be ideally opaque.

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