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What are some safe non-toxic liquid/solid fules for a diy campstove? Answered

I have used alcholal already, but I am looking for something more efficient. It will need a high flame (e.x. wood won't work).


Dry wood in a pyrolysing flame is extremely compact and hot. How much power do you need ?

It is just made out of an old tuna can & stuff... It isn't going to have to be that powerful, just enough to make a couple inch flame will be good.

Charcoal - you can melt tron with it under the right circumstance - give off CO fumes though.

You can melt tron with it? (Good, because that movie didn't look very good). ;)

:-) I will leave the typo or your funny won't make sense - You know I have been trying to touch type for almost a year now, and STILL can't do it without looking at the keyboard. Perhaps I would be more productive if I looked at the screen.

How did you make "Sterno" a link without writing the whole address?

Just click on the "Rich Editor" button to open up your linking ability (after you click on reply or comment), then highlight the text you want to make into a link and then press the link icon (that looks like a world globe), then paste the address into the address box that opens. That's about it. ;)

Wax + cardboard + old tuna can. I learned this one in Camp Fires (a scouting-type group) 40 years ago. It is the fuel cell for the Buddy Burner.

I started to write how to make one and realized I was writing an 'ible. I have the Instructable written but I need to add some pix before I hit the publish button.


6 years ago

I don't know about anything being non toxic as everything that burns gives off fumes of some kind.
But here is an instructable that might give you what you want.


He uses a safer mix from what I can tell. Gasoline and Styrofoam make napalm, but if gas keeps going up in price -----,

You can read up more on it but whatever you do remember your playing with fire. \