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Places to buy stove fuel in Mammoth Lakes?

Postby mbear » Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:17 am

Where in Mammoth Lakes is a good place to buy 8oz cans of fuel for my stove (it's a Snow Peak GigaPower). I know they claim you shouldn't use MSR cans, but they work fine for me so I don't care if the cans are Snow Peak or MSR. Is there anywhere besides Red's to get a couple? It would have to be within reasonable distance of Main Street and the town shuttle. Thanks.



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Re: Places to buy stove fuel in Mammoth Lakes?

Postby caddis » Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:48 am

Kittredge sports has a decent selection of backpacking supplies

http://www.kittredgesports.com/
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Re: Places to buy stove fuel in Mammoth Lakes?

Postby mbear » Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:36 am

Thanks. That looks pretty convenient. Are their prices decent, or can I expect sizeable markups there and perhaps elsewhere in Mammoth Lakes?
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Re: Places to buy stove fuel in Mammoth Lakes?

Postby maverick » Wed Jul 25, 2012 3:39 pm

Call them to get prices ahead of time: http://www.yellowpages.com/mammoth-lake ... g-supplies
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Re: Places to buy stove fuel in Mammoth Lakes?

Postby bluefintu » Wed Jul 25, 2012 6:48 pm

Hi mbear,

Also Mammoth Mountaineering Supply across the street from Kittredge. I try to stop by both places when I'm in town and spend a few bucks. Great people in Mammoth to talk to about a trip.
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Re: Places to buy stove fuel in Mammoth Lakes?

Postby caddis » Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:03 am

mbear wrote:Thanks. That looks pretty convenient. Are their prices decent, or can I expect sizeable markups there and perhaps elsewhere in Mammoth Lakes?
I haven't noticed much of a difference in prices.
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Re: Places to buy stove fuel in Mammoth Lakes?

Postby mbear » Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:38 pm

Thank you to everyone who replied. My markups question was just for prices in general though; e.g., if I need to buy a new water pump or my pad gets damaged beyond repair when I arrive in the area off the PCT. Hopefully the fuel and maybe a beer are the only things I might need to buy in town though. :partyman:
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Re: Places to buy stove fuel in Mammoth Lakes?

Postby Flux » Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:47 pm

Mammoth Mountaineering is a good store and it's pretty amazing how much stuff is actually in there. They have a full compliment of backpacking stuff. Typically, their prices are the same as what is on the internet and a lot of times they will be running a sale. I've bought quite a bit of gear there over the years and it's never a bad thing to support your local gear store.
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Re: Places to buy stove fuel in Mammoth Lakes?

Postby ndwoods » Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:08 pm

I love Kittredge. They have high end equipment so expect prices to reflect that, but they aren't overpriced for the quality they carry. I once embarked on the JMT with no tent....duh....accidentally....and went to Kittredge sports and then didn't have my credit card! Who would need one in the backcountry right? Kittredge talked to my daughter who gave them her card number and I got a great tent and was on my way! :)
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Re: Places to buy stove fuel in Mammoth Lakes?

Postby cloudlesssky » Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:37 am

I picked up a fuel canister for by my Peak Litemax stove at Reds Meadow store when I resupplied there this month (during JMT hike). The nice guy running the store actually dug through the excess resupply tub they have to see if there was a free one so I wouldn't have to pay. There wasn't one in the free tub, but the price and selection wasn't too bad. I ended up with a JetBoil brand canister that worked just fine.
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