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Isobutane vs. butane/propane?
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Contributors to this thread:
DonVathome 18-Sep-22
orionsbrother 18-Sep-22
DonVathome 18-Sep-22
DanaC 19-Sep-22
DonVathome 19-Sep-22
orionsbrother 19-Sep-22
[email protected] 19-Sep-22
DanaC 20-Sep-22
DonVathome 20-Sep-22
Beendare 21-Sep-22
From: DonVathome
18-Sep-22
Any noticeable difference in a jetboil?

18-Sep-22
Isobutane is a little lighter and a canister will last a little longer.

From: DonVathome
18-Sep-22
Thanks!

From: DanaC
19-Sep-22
Do they generate the same amount/rate of heat and is there a difference in cost?

From: DonVathome
19-Sep-22
Good questions! Not sure, IMO cost difference is minimal so not a factor. I would pay more $$$ to save an ounce or two.

19-Sep-22
Isobutane kicks a little more heat for the weight.

Isobutane is also known as 2MethylPropane. That extra Methyl group contains some more energy.

19-Sep-22
Higher the propane the cooler it burns when butt cold I've noticed.

From: DanaC
20-Sep-22

DanaC's Link
Interesting article on choosing a stove

From: DonVathome
20-Sep-22
I used a pocket rocket for years and was happy. I was always nervous about bumping it but never had an issue. I then got a jetboil and I love it. I take less/pots pans so weight is the same. Works great, I stuff gear into the "pot" part so it does not take up to much space when packing. I love how fast it boils water.

From: Beendare
21-Sep-22
Backpacking Light did a in depth on this years ago, Orion is correct.

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