I bought a gallon of Coleman fuel yesterday. I got it at REI, even though for price, I knew I should be getting it at Walmart. I was at REI, going camping tomorrow, and I had no desire to make another stop for fuel.
The price was kind of shocking: $15 for a gallon. At Walmart, it's $10.
I'm sure it is more expensive to package gas in a can and get it to a retail outlet, but I'm amazed at the price for a can vs. what we pay when we buy in bulk at the gas station.
Is there any reason why stove fuel is so costly?
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Posted by: fatelmo on Dec-12-13 12:19 PM (EST)
Ah's still gots a couple o' sealed gallon cans wit a $1.99 sticker on dem!
It don't go bad|
Posted by: booztalkin on Dec-12-13 2:36 PM (EST)
One of the reasons I like Coleman fuel is it doesn't go bad, like regular gas.
Ok, that's insane!|
Posted by: canoeswithduckheads on Dec-12-13 12:40 PM (EST)
I'm not sure where to turn, but alcohol always works for me!
Posted by: booztalkin on Dec-12-13 2:42 PM (EST)
Don't worry, there will be some alcohol use, but not in the stove.
Posted by: canoeswithduckheads on Dec-13-13 7:25 AM (EST)
Thanks for the e-vite. I'm having lots of problems with my Yahoo email as of this past week. Apparently it doesn't like Opera, so it looks as though I may need to change my tunes, and now "browse" in different aisles.
different formulation |
Posted by: suiram on Dec-12-13 1:07 PM (EST)
What you get in the can is different from gas station gas. It is lighter fraction, doesn't have any additives. Oh, don't ever dream of running your car engine with white gas :)
Burning Coleman fuel in engines|
Posted by: Guideboatguy on Dec-12-13 1:12 PM (EST)
Posted by: booztalkin on Dec-12-13 2:51 PM (EST)
put it in my truck's gas tank once |
Posted by: tdaniel on Dec-13-13 5:42 PM (EST)
when I ran out of gas between Rockwood ME and the golden road. It got me to a gas station with no problems. It may not be recommended but it worked.
Supply and demand|
Posted by: MintJulep on Dec-12-13 1:10 PM (EST)
It's gotten expensive because the meth cookers are using so much.
I guess I might try low octane gas, and |
Posted by: g2d on Dec-12-13 2:45 PM (EST)
just empty the can into the car when done camping. I've used unleaded gas in our Coleman before without consequence, but I'd rather not use it regularly.
Posted by: paddletothesea on Dec-12-13 4:25 PM (EST)
Posted by: slushpaddler on Dec-12-13 5:18 PM (EST)
I wouldn't be surprised if the stuff you buy at wal-mart isn't exactly the same stuff you buy at REI.
Give me a break!|
Posted by: BNystrom on Dec-14-13 8:51 AM (EST)
As if Coleman is going to custom-blend some lower-quality version of their fuel for Walmart. Of course it's exactly the same thing. White gas is white gas.
Sporting goods mark-up|
Posted by: taj on Dec-13-13 11:07 AM (EST)
Some sporting goods are marked up 300%. Not sure of the mark-up on white gas. Some states also add on a tax to fund parks and wildlife, sort of like the tax built into booze prices.