Good places to buy fuel

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    As previously posted a few years ago near the beginning of this thread, white gas and kerosene are available in parts of western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio, USA. Recent prices are higher though. Kerosene pumps at some gas stations and gallon price runs from $3.5 - $4 ($0.9/L - $1/L) recently. White gas is available at some Amish stores. One recent white gas price around here is $6.3 per gallon ($1.66/L) and you supply the container.
     
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    Some guy on eBay is trying to sell 6 1-quart bottles of MSR white gas for $75 + $37 shipping. Definitely NOT a good fuel buy.

    Meanwhile, I just bought a couple of gallons of Crown brand white gas for $8 each at Wal Mart last weekend.
     
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    Coleman brand white gas is best to buy at Cabella's here in Edmonton. It is C$19.99 per 3.78L container. Some Rona's also have it for $20.99 for a 3.78L container. Don't buy at Canadian Tire as it is $26.99 for the same size!
     
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    For our USA members, are you finding your local Walmart is out of stock of Crown white gas...............for a long time?

    I may be looking for a good source of naphtha like our friends across the pond do.
     
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    @Marc Our walmart has crown white gas. Either way I keep ten gallons on hand at all times just in case.
     
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    Wally has Crown down here.

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    Thanks folks. I'll keep my eyes open and definitely stock up when it comes around again. Local Walmart has been out for quite some time.
     
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    I'm done with that pusillanimous corporation; not that I was ever much of a customer, and not that any corporation was ever anything but. When all is said and done, I'll now pay more for Coleman.
     
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    Their recent actions have displeased me greatly as well.
     
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    Word of the day! Subject was discussed on a BBC World Service programme last night.
     
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    Agreed. I have avoided that company for years. Many reasons. Sam Walton sold American Made.

    And I have never purchased Crown fuel, only Coleman fuel. The difference in price is so little. I am not so poor as to need to count a few dollars.
     
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    Enlighten us Non Americans?
     
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    Walmart have stopped selling guns & ammo - I only know 'cos it was on BBC World Service while I was making pump leathers about 1am!
     
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    @Spiritburner Without wishing to get into a huge debate(unusual, eh?), there was quite a lot more to it than that.
     
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    Marc, 2 gallons a blast on your flame thrower? you'll need a larger source anyway! :lol::lol:
     
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    Aye - it was an interesting piece but didn't discuss the why's just debated the effectiveness or lack of. Included a Sport Outfitter who's name I forget. It was a global magazine program & was taking perspective from Singapore. That's the World service for you! Just wanted to give Redspeedster enough without derailing the thread! ;)
     
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    @IvanN The flamethrower burns diesel. :mrgreen:

    Jokes aside, I've been using a LOT more white gas lately with my own stoving, plus refurbing and testing all those lanterns I bought, plus I enjoy research projects. I'll be looking for a source of naphtha panel wipe or acceptable substitute at a lower cost. If I have to buy it 5 gallons at a time, that suits me just fine. I'll take two, please.