Originally Posted by BubbleheadMd
How is kerosene safer than alcohol?
Kerosene is pretty much like diesel. It essentially does not evaporate by itself, unlike alcohol or gasoline. Therefore, it does not burn unless either vaporized (under pressure in a heated burner) or wicked (in an oil lamp).
If you spill kerosene, feel free to hold a match to it, it will not burn. Don't try this with alcohol!