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There are a couple of reasons why you can't use alcohol or acetone: A petrol/gasoline/kerosene/diesel etc. stove needs the fuel to be vapourised, under pressure and mixed with air for it to burn (cleanly/efficiently). Alcohol doesn't. You can burn it cleanly in an open cup, though designs with a ring of jets work well; these are different to the jet plus ...


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No alcohol - because these use a vapour phase to burn, this is best achieved by evaporation from the surface of the fuel under the heat generated by burning. Pressurizing alcohol based fuels results in a flame-thrower is my understanding. It depends on the jet you have - larger jets for fuels with low vapour pressure generally. Kerosene is heavy-chain ...


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I noticed that the Bluegaz Mobile Stove looks almost exactly like the Campingaz Camp'Bistro 2 which takes Campingaz CP250 gas cartridges. So I took the punt and bought some CP250s. I'm pleased to say that they work and fit perfectly, so I believe that the Campingaz CP250 is exactly the same as the Bluegaz BG250. In case it helps, please fine some pictures ...


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If you find yourself in a remote area without a supply of "normal" stove fuels, you might try lamp oil, tiki torch fuel, citronella oil, charcoal lighter fluid, cigarette lighter fluid, graffiti remover solvent, WD-40 (non-aerosol), lemon oil, Marvel Mystery Oil, etc. They are all light hydrocarbons and they all burn more or less like kerosene. My ...


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As can be seen in the pictures in my answer to my own question What can I burn in an open cup burner stove?, isopropanol is a good option. In some countries it has replaced methanol in denatured alcohol formulations at a few percent, so the flames are already less invisible than they were when I learnt to use Trangia stoves. Adding another 10% or so makes ...


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I have compared directly Trangias, Jetboils, MSR micro propane burners with windshield, and paraffin stoves. By far the most practical is the Jetboil. Its biggest weakness is if there are more than one of you, its container is not big enough; so if there are say 3 of you hiking together sharing meals etc, the Trangia is the best, but solo the Jetboil wins ...


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If there's a hole in the flue anywhere but the exhaust the potential exists. Indoor cooking should avoided unless done in a safe or ventilated area. But tents with flue exhaust holes are ubiquitous. PROPERLY seal your exhaust pipe....


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I've written to the Primus support and received this answer: The 25 jet for Kerosine is more of a in emergency use part. The kerosine is harder to get to light and will be problematic and will sot a lot. it needs to be primed for a long time and it might eaven be that you need to pour some on the stove and light it to let it burn for a while to prime it. ...


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I have burned E-85 fuel in a Whisperlite stove in a pinch, but you have to use a different lighting technique. You start with zero pressure in the fuel bottle, pre-heat the stove, give the pump one or two strokes, open the valve, and light the burner. Give the pump one or two more strokes to adjust the flame if necessary. Too much pressure will extinguish ...


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