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France & gas canisters?

Discussion in 'Touring and Adventure Cycling' started by Stick on a Giant, 15 Feb 2008.

  1. Stick on a Giant

    Stick on a Giant New Member

    Another bit of advice needed...

    We've just got a gas burner for the Trangia which uses threaded gas canisters. How easy are these to get hold of in France? - I've seen a couple of mentions that suggest they are hard to find, which could prove problematic.

    Thanks guys
     
  2. Christopher

    Christopher Über Member

    You can get them from DIY shops: Catena, Obi, Monsieur Bricolage. They will be in the 'Plomberie' section and they come in all sizes. They will fit your burner as we've used exactly your type of stove with these cartidges with no problem.
     
  3. Tony

    Tony New Member

    Location:
    Surrey
    ...and for those who use eg Coleman's stoves, the new Camping Gaz screw tins may or may not fit....I haven't felt like risking it yest.
     
  4. Will1962

    Will1962 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Edinburgh
  5. bikepacker

    bikepacker Über Member

    I frequently tour France and do find problems getting some types of gas cannisters. I now almost exclusively use C190 piercable ones and they are available in many types of outlets including supermarkets. I use a Markhill adapter for both C190 and Camping Gaz push fit to convert them to screw thread.

    If you go to the Fell Club notice board there is an item about these and a link to a supplier. http://www.fellclub.org.uk/notices.htm Scroll down until you get to it.
     
  6. andrew_s

    andrew_s Veteran

    Location:
    Gloucester
    Camping Gas or own brand pierceable cannisters seem to be available in almost all supermarkets. The Markill adapter is the best.

    Blue Camping Gas removable cannisters are available in many supermarkets, They look like UK screw-on cannisters until you remove the valve cover and find it's unthreaded. There's a different Markill adapter for these.

    UK-style threaded cannisters seem to be only available in sports/outdoor shops (Decathlon, Intersport).

    The ones you can get from hardware/DIY places are generally long and thin and are meant for blowtorches. The valve and thread is the same so they are fine on a remote cannister stove like your Trangia burner, but difficult/dangerous with a cannister-top stove.
     
  7. If you go to Ypres or the Somme you can still dig up gas canisters. Not sure it would be a good idea to use them for cooking though.:thumbsup:
     
  8. bikepacker

    bikepacker Über Member

    Sometimes it's like having an echo.