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Tim Moss

Tim Moss has supported over 100 expeditions across all seven continents. He has climbed new mountains, crossed a desert on foot and recently cycled 13,000 miles around the world. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society London and a Guinness World Record Holder. He aims to encourage more people to live adventurously. Read more...


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    Giovanni mugliett

    Does anybody know what type of gas canister are easy to be found in south east asia!!! Especially in Cambodia?!!

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      Tim Moss

      Hi Giaovanni, we cycled across Cambodia a couple of years ago but I think we mostly just bought food, because it was so cheap, rather than using our camping stove.

      However, my hunch is that ‘piercable’ canisters will be the easiest to find. But, if you find a camping shop (e.g. in Phnom Penh), I suspect it will be ‘screw-on’.

      Do let me know how you get on.

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        Tim Moss

        Update: I asked on Twitter and was told that ‘aerosol’ canisters are the most readily available in Cambodia.

        You can see the exchange here.

        To use an aerosol canister, your best bet would probably be:
        – Get a free-standing stove (i.e. one that sits on the ground and attaches to the canister with a hose: like these)
        – Get an adaptor (like this one on Amazon or this one from Mercator Gear)

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    Hi, Tim. I have been sold a bleuet 206 plus with cv 300 canisters. Surely I can’t use easy clip canisters instead of the 260 or 260 plus pierceable ones the manufacturers recommend? Thanks!

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      Tim Moss

      Hi Sandie,

      I don’t think so, no.

      The adaptors let screw-on stoves used other types of canister. But with a piercable stove, like the Bleuet 206 Plus, you are stuck with piercable canisters.

      Good luck!


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        Thanks, Tim, all the wiser now. :-)

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    Haakon Stubstad Henriksen

    Hi Tim! Really informative article.

    Normally when I camp/hunt/hike, I like to pack really light (for obvious reasons) and the Primus Omnifuel is my companion. However, I’ve recently looked into a more base-camp type stove, and have landed on the Camp Chef Everest. This product is not sold in Europe (certainly not Norway, where I live), and thus is fitted for the 16.4 oz gas canister. We usually only get the screw on canisters here in Norway, so could I for example buy the Kovea adaptor in order to use screw-on canisters for this stove? Any answer is appreciated.

    Best regards


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      Tim Moss

      Hi Haakon,

      The adaptors allow screw-on stoves to use other types of canister (clip-on, aerosol and puncture). They don’t work the other way around i.e. they don’t let you use screw-on canisters with other types of stove.

      I’m afraid I don’t know of any that work the other way around.

      Good luck!


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