A couple Questions about Meths, Alcohol, Oil, and Phosphorus Answered
Ok, so a few of these questions may be really simple, but I have very little experience in these categories. 1) I'm working on a small camp stove that apparently is supposed to run on meths. I don't have access to meths and cannot buy any. Will Rubbing Alcohol work as a substitute? The plans for the stove seem to say that the vapors are what are on fire; it doesn't soak up through a cotton wick. 2) Will Canola oil vaporize so I could use it for the stove mentioned in question 1? 3) Phosphorus is a key ingredient in glow/light sticks. I saw a tutorial (which, by the way, would make a good Instructable) that showed how to obtain it from strike-anywhere matches and use it to make a custom glowstick. Again, I don't have any strike-anywhere matches, and I can't seem to find anywhere near me that sells them, so: Is there any other any household items that contains phosphorus that I could extract? 4) Is aluminum the cheapest metal, as in scrap metal or non-shape-specific pieces? Edit: 5) I have 70% rubbing (Isopropyl) alcohol. Is there anyway to purify it to around 90%? Thanks!