If you do not use propane for it's heat output and convenience because of the danger, doesn't that become a moot point if you preheat your alcohol stove with a propane torch? You do keep the propane torch in a sealed locker vented to the outside of course!
Propane is available all over the world either as propane or butane. Fittings are different and a selection is usually carried. If propane is not used , I would put kerosene as a second choice. It preheats like alcohol, but burns much hotter and is many times less expensive than stove grade alcohol which can be more expensive than liquor in many parts of the world!