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Leon help

Camino(s) past & future
My husband and I will be enjoying the Camino de Santiago (French Way) next May 2016.
#1
hello
We are currently in Leon and looking for a store that sells the little fuel canisters. Anyone know where they would sell these in Leon?
Thank you
 

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Felipe

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#2
You may ask for "ferreterias" (hardware stores), or in Google Maps. There are many.
A kind warning: I am sure you will be careful, but remember that lighting fires of any kind in open spaces is illegal in many parts of Spain, even in picnic areas. And given the horrible current wildfires in Galicia, people and police will be very watchful. Ask beforehand about regulations, don't risk a serious problem.
 

HedaP

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#3
Seriously not a good idea to have any naked flame out on the Galacian camino right now. There are many fires burning at the moment and lives have been lost. I know there is every chance that you would use your stove responsibly but as an Australian who lives with bush fires every year, please don’t take any chances. Buen camino.
 

t2andreo

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#4
There is a Decathlon store outside Leon. They will carry the canisters.

But the posters above are correct. I STRONGLY advise AGAINST using a stove on the Camino from where you are, to Santiago.

My recommendation is to check "Services at Santiago by Ivar" above on the title bar of the forum web site. Mail your stove, sans gas canister, and anything else you do not need ahead to Ivar. It is cheap and the Correos is efficient. Ivar will notify you when he receives your parcel.

If you have been out of touch with news, dozens, like over 100, arson-set wildfires are raging from central Portugal up, into Galicia. With the investigation ongoing into the spate of wildfires, to your west in a few days, the local law enforcement folks may take a very dim view of any pilgrim carrying a gas stove or canisters.

Remember, you are in a foreign country where you likely do not speak the language well. Emotions are running high. Hundreds of people are losing their homes, jobs, and entire villages are being destroyed. DO NOT risk getting inadvertently caught up in the hysteria.

I think discretion the better part of valor here. Get rid of your stove and anything related to it that might cause questions. DO NOT carry fire starting materials. You are innocent, but why tempt fate?

I really hope this helps you and others headed west, towards Galicia. Get rid of your stoves BEFORE you get into the fire affected area, or risk threatened area...

Stay safe out there...and enjoy the rest of your Camino.
 
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Camino(s) past & future
My husband and I will be enjoying the Camino de Santiago (French Way) next May 2016.
#7
There is a Decathlon store outside Leon. They will carry the canisters.

But the posters above are correct. I STRONGLY advise AGAINST using a stove on the Camino from where you are, to Santiago.

My recommendation is to check "Services at Santiago by Ivar" above on the title bar of the forum web site. Mail your stove, sans gas canister, and anything else you do not need ahead to Ivar. It is cheap and the Correos is efficient. Ivar will notify you when he receives your parcel.

If you have been out of touch with news, dozens, like over 100, arson-set wildfires are raging from central Portugal up, into Galicia. With the investigation ongoing into the spate of wildfires, to your west in a few days, the local law enforcement folks may take a very dim view of any pilgrim carrying a gas stove or canisters.

Remember, you are in a foreign country where you likely do not speak the language well. Emotions are running high. Hundreds of people are losing their homes, jobs, and entire villages are being destroyed. DO NOT risk getting inadvertently caught up in the hysteria.

I think discretion the better part of valor here. Get rid of your stove and anything related to it that might cause questions. DO NOT Carry fire starting materials. You are innocent, but why tempt fate?

I really hope this helps you and others headed west, towards Galicia. Get rid of your stoves BEFORE you get into the fire affected area, or risk threatened area...

Stay safe out there...and enjoy the rest of your Camino.
I didn't realize there was a Decathlon in Leon.
Thank you for your help. The only time I use this is to heat up a quick cup of soup for myself and it's only done on the cement of generally the town square. I'd never take the chance of doing this near anything that could be lit.
 
Camino(s) past & future
My husband and I will be enjoying the Camino de Santiago (French Way) next May 2016.
#8
Seriously not a good idea to have any naked flame out on the Galacian camino right now. There are many fires burning at the moment and lives have been lost. I know there is every chance that you would use your stove responsibly but as an Australian who lives with bush fires every year, please don’t take any chances. Buen camino.
Thank you for your help. The only time I use this is to heat up a quick cup of soup for myself and it's only done on the cement of generally the town square. I'd never take the chance of doing this near anything that could be lit.
 
Camino(s) past & future
My husband and I will be enjoying the Camino de Santiago (French Way) next May 2016.
#9
Did you try Decathlon sporting goods stores?
Thank you for your help. The only time I use this is to heat up a quick cup of soup for myself and it's only done on the cement of generally the town square. I'd never take the chance of doing this near anything that could be lit.
 
Camino(s) past & future
My husband and I will be enjoying the Camino de Santiago (French Way) next May 2016.
#10
I did see that store earlier while walking around. I'll look later.
Thank you for your help. The only time I use this is to heat up a quick cup of soup for myself and it's only done on the cement of generally the town square. I'd never take the chance of doing this near anything that could be lit.

You may ask for "ferreterias" (hardware stores), or in Google Maps. There are many.
A kind warning: I am sure you will be careful, but remember that lighting fires of any kind in open spaces is illegal in many parts of Spain, even in picnic areas. And given the horrible current wildfires in Galicia, people and police will be very watchful. Ask beforehand about regulations, don't risk a serious problem.
ier while walking around.
 

t2andreo

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#11
Delynda:

I believe the Decathlon is outside downtown. You need to take a bus or taxi to get there. There are several outdoors stores in town however. As suggested a ferreteria (hardware store) may carry them. However, look at this earlier post about sports shops in Leon.

https://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/threads/outdoor-stores-in-leon.27776/

I hope this helps. I know Decathlon was planning to open in Leon, outside of town. But, I cannot find it online.

I hope the above link helps you you find what you need.
 

fraluchi

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#12
[...] I use this is to heat up a quick cup of soup for myself and it's only done on the cement of generally the town square. I'd never take the chance of doing this near anything that could be lit.
It's the benefit of the doubt and an honest explanation which will maybe avoid unpleasant treatment by people who have lost their life line by the current fires. :mad:
 

CaminoJoy123

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2017
#13
Seriously not a good idea to have any naked flame out on the Galacian camino right now. There are many fires burning at the moment and lives have been lost. I know there is every chance that you would use your stove responsibly but as an Australian who lives with bush fires every year, please don’t take any chances. Buen camino.
I have noticed Koreans using some sort of small camping stoves indoors, in a kitchen lounge area, with the windows open, asking first and sharing food!

I think bicyclists may have more info on regulations, and how to do this type of cooking safely, not sure.
 

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