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Alternative fuel for camping stove

Post by MarkW » Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:07 pm

I've had a Coleman 533 camping stove for years, and have finally got around to thinking about putting something in it other than the stupidly priced Coleman fuel. I have put unleaded petrol in it a time or two, but that's very much a last resort - you have to piss about siphoning it out of the tank, and then it burns with a very sooty flame and stinks!

As far as I can tell Coleman fuel is just naphtha, as is U-POL Panel Wipe used by car body shops to wipe down panels prior to spraying. The only real difference seems to be the price: Coleman fuel is around £10 a litre, whereas U-POL is £23 for 5 litres.

Has anyone tried it in a camping stove?
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Re: Alternative fuel for camping stove

Post by Stu » Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:16 pm

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Re: Alternative fuel for camping stove

Post by husoi » Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:25 pm

My favourite is called Pub, there is at least one in every village and you don't carry flammable stuff on your back :)
plus saves you the trouble of washing up :thumb:
All my food only eat vegetables. So, I'm an indirect vegetarian :cool:

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Re: Alternative fuel for camping stove

Post by MarkW » Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:31 pm

Aha! Looks like it's a go-er then. Cheers Stu!







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Re: Alternative fuel for camping stove

Post by MarkW » Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:35 pm

husoi wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:25 pm
My favourite is called Pub, there is at least one in every village and you don't carry flammable stuff on your back :)
plus saves you the trouble of washing up :thumb:
My least favourite is called 'Pub' because they're often full of 'People', some of whom might try to start a conversation with me. And the one thing I hate more than unfriendly people is friendly people. :D
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Re: Alternative fuel for camping stove

Post by husoi » Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:37 pm

MarkW wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:35 pm
husoi wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:25 pm
My favourite is called Pub, there is at least one in every village and you don't carry flammable stuff on your back :)
plus saves you the trouble of washing up :thumb:
My least favourite is called 'Pub' because they're often full of 'People'. Some of them will even try to start a conversation with me, and the one thing I hate more than unfriendly people is friendly people. :D
Well. I have the advantage of the accent, they have no idea of what I'm saying and give up :lol:
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Re: Alternative fuel for camping stove

Post by Gerontious » Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:58 pm

Coleman fluid is naptha. so is any decent panelwipe. same thing.

im surpised you dont use a similar product in the laboratory.
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Re: Alternative fuel for camping stove

Post by fastbob » Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:10 pm

I would imagine that some of the non gel style Hand Sanitizers would burn well enough .

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Re: Alternative fuel for camping stove

Post by MarkW » Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:23 pm

Gerontious wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:58 pm
Coleman fluid is naptha. so is any decent panelwipe. same thing.

im surpised you dont use a similar product in the laboratory.
Not much call for naphtha in the lab, although that said we do have a little bottle of Swan lighter fluid somewhere for cleaning sticky labels off stuff...

We've got a shit-load of methanol and acetonitrile down there though, which we use as carrier solvents for the HPLC. Perhaps I'll half-inch a litre of each and see how they perform. :lol:
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Re: Alternative fuel for camping stove

Post by MarkW » Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:52 am

fastbob wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:10 pm
I would imagine that some of the non gel style Hand Sanitizers would burn well enough .
Great suggestion. That's a new tent you owe me...

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Re: Alternative fuel for camping stove

Post by husoi » Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:22 pm

MarkW wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:52 am
fastbob wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:10 pm
I would imagine that some of the non gel style Hand Sanitizers would burn well enough .
Great suggestion. That's a new tent you owe me...


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