We finally found a place where we can recycle our propane canisters!
Coleman used to have guidelines for recycling, but have since discontinued their program. We’ve tried returning them to REI, but they won’t take them. I’ve also researched online from many of our locations and have never find a way to properly dispose of our propane canisters.
With the lack of recycling opportunities we’ve been unhappy about buying them, but until we get the propane line with the quick disconnect installed in the Airstream we’ve had no choice. (We use them for our Mr. Heater to avoid running our battery down using the furnace.)
Anyway. Yesterday Brian was out and about and lo and behold he discovers that Joshua Tree National Park recycles propane canisters!! I googled “national park propane canister recycling” and have found these locations offer propane recycling:
-Bryce Canyon NP
-Capital Reef NP
-Glen Canyon NRA
-Grand Teton NP
-Joshua Tree NP
The parks are using an impressive bottle recycling unit developed by a couple of environmentally awesome guys: http://www.propanebottlerecycler.org/
Dinner Last Night:
Korean Veggie Pancakes. This was really good. The only thing I did differently was cut the sugar in half for the dipping sauce. One pancake is huge, so we had one each and saved the rest of the batter for lunch today.
2013 Cost of Camping:
16 nights paid camping
92 nights free camping
Total spent on camping this year: $495.75
Daily average cost of camping: $4.59