posted on Apr, 12 2010 @ 12:50 AM
reply to post by Silcone Synapse
Methyl hydrate is what is used to denature ethanol and isopropyl alcohol (IPA) so that it can not be consumed. If you are in a pinch to find methyl
hydrate then 50% IPA works very nicely but has slightly less heat to it. I tried 99% IPA but it was a really yellow (sooty) flame. IPA is quite
expensive $3 for 500ml.
The formula annotation for methyl hydrate is CH3OH, or abbreviated as MeOH
Google search "methyl Hydrate 3.78 liter" and you will find what you are looking for.
As for starting the stove:
1) Fill stove nearly to top (the trick is to have a bit of the insulation exposed above the fuel surface).
2) Put 2ml of fuel in the preheat cup
3) Place pot with water/food on stove.
4) Light preheat cup
There is a video of me starting and running the stove here
Edit to add info.
[edit on 12-4-2010 by dainoyfb]