Gas canisters

Alig

Posted: Thu, Jun 29, 2017, 15:27

Hi, I know this has been asked a few times over the years but I'm hoping for some up to date info as I'm starting the GR20 on July 12th.

Can anyone tell me whether it's possible to buy screw top/thread style gas canisters in either Calvi or Calenzana at the moment? I want to bring my Jetboil cooker but only if I can find gas. Thanks!

Alasdair



Ramasees

Posted: Thu, Jun 29, 2017, 17:04

Hello,

I have heard that the main type of gas available is the click-on campingaz and it is available at the Spar shop at Calenzana. It might be a good idea to buy something like the Edelrid Valve Cartridge Adaptor which makes the campingaz canisters compatible with screw thread style stoves.



Trurl

Posted: Thu, Jun 29, 2017, 17:59

It might be easier to just buy the campingaz burner once (25-35 Eur). I bought mine in 2014 and I bring it to France each time. Big supermarket in Calvi not far from main railway station may have screw top but the only thing guaranteed is Campingaz (and easy to find)

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--Jacek



Gaffr

Posted: Fri, Jun 30, 2017, 12:32

Hello,
Finding screw-on gas cans, in my case for the Coleman system, has been a problem everywhere in France....the campingaz systems seems to reign in all parts of the country?
I had to purchase a 'click-on Campingaz system' in Nice recently when failing to find a screw on canister for my Alpine stove.
I did not have any knowledge of the Edelrid valve Cartridge adapter....has anyone around the Forum used this converter? This would appear to be a solution to this problem when caught out by the non availability screw-on cans and I would be able to take my preferred Coleman alpine system which is closer to the ground and less likely to be toppled over when in use.
I have always taken my older Campingaz system, for use in Corse, with the 'non removable can'....well removable only when the gas is used-up.

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Gaffr



roesti32

Posted: Fri, Jun 30, 2017, 12:30

I haven't bought the adapter yet, but I intend to use it this summer because the reviews are good. If nobody else has used it, I can give feedback in a few months. But I think it will work fine.

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Regards, Simon



Gaffr

Posted: Fri, Jun 30, 2017, 14:42

Hello,
Thanks Simon....I may have sourced one and be using soon....it should be the ideal solution for me...I may even be able to slip it into the same box where I have the Coleman bits and my striker tool.:-) Best of both systems in the rucksack at the same time?
The only Campingaz stove that I could get hold of in Nice was a model where the gas can fitted inside a plastic base thing attached to the burner part and it meant that you can use only the smallest of the click on cans of gaz.
I will give this one away to someone looking for a stove. Model Bleuet CV300S

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Gaffr



Alig

Posted: Fri, Jun 30, 2017, 14:42

I'm not sure if the adaptor is safe to use on a Jetboil as the pressure of the gas in a Campinggaz cylinder is lower I believe - not sure though



Michele
moderator

Posted: Fri, Jun 30, 2017, 16:05

I do have the Edelrid Valve Cartridge Adaptor and it surely works fine. Even more now that the old pierce-on gas canisters have a safety mechanism (an internal gas-stop valve) that allows the canister to be removed from the adapter before the gas is used up. The adapter can be easily folded up when not in use and it weighs 142 gr.
https://ibb.co/fEXYtQ

EDIT:
Sorry for the confusion. The one in the previous picture is NOT the Edelrid Valve Cartridge Adapter (which I also have - https://ibb.co/iXJ6V5 ) but a different adapter to couple pierce-on canisters with screw-on burners.



Fanta 65

Posted: Sat, Jul 1, 2017, 3:43

Hello,
I am using the edelrid adapter with a click-on camping- gaz cartridge and it works perfect. The weight of the adapter is 71g.

Regards
Frank

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Fanta 65



Gaffr

Posted: Sat, Jul 1, 2017, 5:19

Hello Michele,
Thanks for those images. Must admit the adapters do look a bit bulky?....or is the images that give this impression?

...and for Frank....do you use the adapter with perhaps a Coleman stove?

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Gaffr



Michele
moderator

Posted: Sat, Jul 1, 2017, 6:57

Hello Roger,

here is another picture to help you evaluate their size https://ibb.co/bTK9iQ



Fanta 65

Posted: Sat, Jul 1, 2017, 11:11

Hello Gaffr,
I use the adapter with an optimus stove.

Regards Frank

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Fanta 65



Gaffr

Posted: Sat, Jul 1, 2017, 12:35

Hello Michele,
Thanks for the image of the two options for adaption. The one that converts click on cans into screw-ons would be very useful for me although having both would cover all bases.

Thanks Frank....I don't know this stove but I'll look it up.

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Gaffr



Michele
moderator

Posted: Sun, Jul 2, 2017, 15:44

Talking about the Optimus stoves, I strongly recommend this one
https://www.optimusstoves.com/en/de/6-8019260-optimus-crux
It can fold up flat and it's very powerful (though costly).



Tramp

Posted: Mon, Jul 3, 2017, 9:42

Hi Alig,
We were in Calvi on May 25th looking for the screw-on gas canisters (for MSR/pocket rocket type stoves). We eventually found small cans in a boat supply shop down in the harbour. It was one of the shops in this row of shops...

https://www.google.ie/maps/place/42%C2%B033'51.5%22N+8%C2%B045'22.6%22E/@42.564302,8.7540953,808m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d42.564302!4d8.756284?hl=en

We bought 4 SMALL cans between 2 of us, and ended up using maybe 2 cans in total, between eating at the refuges (quieter in May-June I'm sure) and using the cooking facilities in the camp areas. They were €8 each.
Same or similar to these...
http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/coleman-xtreme-gas-100-p366880?source=google...

It was a holy day that thursday, so most shops were closed. The Intersport might have them too, maybe cheaper and maybe larger sizes but we didn't get to check. Casino supermarket in Calvi only has the campingaz style... no screw-ons, at least in May.



Alig

Posted: Mon, Jul 3, 2017, 11:31

Amazing, thanks Tramp!

I just emailed the Spar shop in Calenzana - they told me they sell screw top Coleman gas canisters as well as pierce top Camping Gaz. So all good to go!



Jirka

Posted: Tue, Jul 4, 2017, 8:38

Hey guys,
I confirm Calenzana Spar (but they have rather small stock I would say and also be careful to check opening hours especially on Sunday). We have bought screw top Coleman canister 3 weeks ago at Super U in Calvi (use google). We have seen them also at some refuges shops.
Jirka



Johan111

Posted: Sun, Jul 23, 2017, 19:19

Hi,

Alig, Jirka, or anyone else, do you have any recent information on how much the screw-on type gas canisters (preferably big ones) cost at Calvi or Calenzana. As I'm travelling via Nice I'm considering if it's worth rushing to Go Sport there or get the gas from Corsica.

Cheers, Johan



Lokki

Posted: Mon, Aug 14, 2017, 18:17

Johan111, Go Sport Nice had run out of gas canisters when I visited it on July 23rd. However, I bought a 220g screw-on canister in Intersport Porto Vecchio for 5.5eur and saw similar cartridges in several refuges/bergeries for 7 to 10 euros each. For comparison, 500g Coleman costed 13 euros in Asco Stagnu. In Calvi you can get gas at least from Casino and SuperU.