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Arizona Backpackers Launch Fuel Transfer Device

FlipFuel consolidates fuel, preserves pack space and weight for long-distance hikers

TEMPE, Ariz. — December 1, 2021 — FlipFuel, a new online outdoor equipment company, today announced the launch of its flagship product: a fuel transfer device for backpackers, campers, hikers, and outdoor adventurers.

“Backpackers usually have a stash of half-empty fuel canisters hanging out in the garage – collecting dust,” said Eric Flottmann, co-founder of FlipFuel and Arizona technology entrepreneur. “It can be especially frustrating (and heavy) to pack more than one fuel canister for long-distance hikes. I needed a way to consolidate my own canisters and recognized I was not the only backpacker in this boat.”
Isobutane canisters are regularly used to fuel backpacking stoves and other backcountry camping devices. Long-distance hikers often store fuel canisters in travel backpacks and bring them along long stretches of terrain, including the popular 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail.

Reducing pack weight is a main goal. Backpackers often have to make a decision between packing:
  • A partial fuel container, which means a lighter backpack and less fuel for the trail.
  • Or a partial fuel container along with a full one, which means added pack weight and more fuel for the trail.

As an alternative, the company launched the FlipFuel fuel transfer device, which allows users to combine two partially filled isobutane fuel canisters to make one full canister. In addition to saving pack space and weight, the ability to refill stove fuel containers turns a single-use tool into a reusable one. It also gives consumers an opportunity to recycle the completely empty fuel canister.

“We’re excited to bring smart fuel management to the camping community,” added Flottmann.
The FlipFuel backpacking fuel transfer device is locally stocked in Tempe, Arizona and can be shipped to any state in the continental US. To learn more about FlipFuel, visit

Created by Arizona backpackers, FlipFuel helps hikers, campers and outdoor adventurers consolidate partially filled fuel containers and recycle the empties. The fuel transfer device supports isobutane fuel canisters, including MSR, Jetboil, Snow Peak, and more. FlipFuel’s online outdoor equipment store also offers stickers and will be expanding its offerings in 2022. The company is located in Tempe, Arizona. Learn more about FlipFuel smart fuel management at #FlipFuel #DontPackaHalfie


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