Equipped To Survive Equipped To Survive® Presents
The Survival Forum
Where do you want to go on ETS?

Page 2 of 3 < 1 2 3 >
Topic Options
#48871 - 09/14/05 05:14 PM Re: Stove Fuel
Anonymous
Unregistered


I bought a set of the alcohol stoves from Major Surplus too. With a full load of fuel I couldn't get any of them to bring 2 cups of water to a boil using the pans in the mess kit. YMMV
gino

Top
#48872 - 09/14/05 05:35 PM Re: Stove Fuel
Duke Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 09/13/05
Posts: 53
Loc: Harlan KY
Thanks for all the good advice. I'll grab some Trioxane to have on hand. I didn't know it might be outlawed, either, so that was good to be aware of.

Top
#48873 - 09/14/05 05:57 PM Re: Stove Fuel
Malpaso Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 09/12/05
Posts: 817
Loc: MA
Is there some basis for the "triox will be banned" idea, or is this just speculation?
_________________________
It's not that life is so short, it's that you're dead for so long.

Top
#48874 - 09/14/05 06:16 PM Re: Stove Fuel
GoatRider Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 08/28/04
Posts: 832
Loc: Maple Grove, MN
I've heard that triox is somewhat toxic. Not sure how toxic though, and haven't heard it from a reliable source.
_________________________
- Benton

Top
#48875 - 09/14/05 06:23 PM Re: Stove Fuel
AyersTG Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/10/01
Posts: 1272
Loc: Upper Mississippi River Valley...
IIRC, the London tube bombers made their (unstable) explosives with trioxane, hydrogen peroxide, etc.

Top
#48876 - 09/14/05 06:30 PM Re: Stove Fuel
AyersTG Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/10/01
Posts: 1272
Loc: Upper Mississippi River Valley...
Here's an interesting tidbit: http://hikinghq.net/stoves/esbit.html

As I wrote previously, I suspect that an Esbit stove puts the pot too close to the trioxane fuel tab.

Top
#48877 - 09/14/05 06:48 PM Re: Stove Fuel
hillbilly Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 04/07/03
Posts: 213
Loc: Northeast Arkansas (Central Ar...
what did you use for fuel?

Top
#48878 - 09/14/05 06:50 PM Re: Stove Fuel
Anonymous
Unregistered


I used denatured alcohol.
gino

Top
#48879 - 09/14/05 07:07 PM Re: Stove Fuel
Anonymous
Unregistered


Rather than an outright ban on trioxane, It just has to be considered hazardous material. If the shipping restrictions are upheld, the triox will be priced out of the market. Are you willing to order triox & pay a $20 hazmat fee?
This is info from the Firequest site:
"The Department of Transportation (DOT) requires a $20.00 handling charge for each package containing Hazardous Materials. Hazardous Materials cannot be mixed, therefore if you order two DIFFERENT items marked with Hazardous Material Shipping, they will be shipped in two separate packages with a $20.00 Hazardous Material handling charge for each."

Top
#48880 - 09/15/05 04:42 PM Re: Stove Fuel
SheepDog Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 02/27/05
Posts: 232
Loc: Wild Wonderful WV
If you are using the denatured alcohol like from a paint dept. in Lowe?s or Home Depot you should not have any trouble boiling a whole pot of water. (I understood you to say you were using the Swedish Army surplus stove) I have several of them and they cook like crazy for me. Even the ones I make out of Coke cans will easily boil water. I made one out of a steel can about twice the size of a tuna can that boiled a covered pot with over two cups of water in it dry during a test. <img src="/images/graemlins/crazy.gif" alt="" />
_________________________
When the wolf attacks he will find that some who run with the flock are not sheep!

Top
Page 2 of 3 < 1 2 3 >



Moderator:  Alan_Romania, Blast, cliff, Hikin_Jim 
August
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Who's Online
2 registered (Phaedrus, Janysboy), 196 Guests and 3 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
aakanksha, 9Line, SkiSoloII, KMNPack, NickChurick
5292 Registered Users
Newest Posts
Modified ABOK 783 - lanyard knot,etc tutorial
by TonyE
Funny Photos
by pforeman
02:40 PM
More on Bears and Firearms
by dougwalkabout
02:49 AM
How to die in the outdoors
by brandtb
12:57 AM
Search for missing firefighters suspended
by chaosmagnet
08:43 PM
Another lanyard/zipper pull tutorial
by TonyE
08/21/19 09:58 PM
Am I Failing to Communicate?
by Phaedrus
08/20/19 10:20 PM
Bug Out Bag Contents
by Jeanette_Isabelle
08/20/19 06:33 PM
Newest Images
Tiny knife / wrench
Handmade knives
2"x2" Glass Signal Mirror, Retroreflective Mesh
Trade School Tool Kit
My Pocket Kit
Glossary
Test

WARNING & DISCLAIMER: SELECT AND USE OUTDOORS AND SURVIVAL EQUIPMENT, SUPPLIES AND TECHNIQUES AT YOUR OWN RISK. Information posted on this forum is not reviewed for accuracy and may not be reliable, use at your own risk. Please review the full WARNING & DISCLAIMER about information on this site.