FlipFuel is a device that can transfer leftover fuel from one partially filled canister to another. Use FlipFuel to consolidate fuel into one canister so that you can carry a full canister and recycle the empties.
What kind of fuel can I transfer with FlipFuel?
FlipFuel was designed to transfer fuel for backpacking canisters. These canisters are small, lightweight, and threaded the same. Only transfer like fuel from one canister to another. The FlipFuel fuel transfer device supports isobutane fuel canisters, including MSR, Jetboil, Snow Peak, and more.
About this item
- Transfer fuel between canisters
- Always carry a full canister
- Use all of your fuel
- Recycle empty canisters
Fuel type: Isobutane
Item Dimensions LxWxH: 2.13 x 1 x 1.25 inches
Item weight: 1.44 ounces
Instructional manual included with product.
How to transfer backpacking fuel:
>Step 1: Place receiving canister in the freezer. Place sending canister in the sun. *
>Step 2: Wait 5 minutes.
>Step 3: Thread canisters onto FlipFuel device. Receiving canister on top ("IN") side, sending canister on bottom ("OUT") side. Hand tighten.
>Step 4: Open valve to transfer fuel. Once fuel transfer is complete, close valve and detach canisters.
Instructional video found here: https://www.flipfuel.co/pages/instructions
*Creating a Temperature Difference Between Canisters
There must be a slight temperature difference between the two canisters to allow fuel to
flow from one can to the other. The temp differential does not have to be extreme for a
fuel transfer to be successful.
There are many simple ways to create a temperature difference between the two canisters.
Here are some recommendations and ideas:
• Set one canister in the sun. Keep one canister in the shade of your pack.
• Set one canister in the sun. Use a cup of ice (leftover ice from a drink etc.) from a
local store when you're in town refueling on a thru-hike. Place one canister in
the shade with some of this ice around it.
• Set one canister in the sun. Place one canister in a freezer or air-conditioned
room if you're stopping overnight in town on the trail.
• Place one canister in the freezer and sit on the other one like chicken (see video for details)
• And many more ways.