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Re: Propane or alcohol
Joellen: Is your alcohol stove a pressurized one or unpressurized. That practically means is it made by Origo (unpressurized) or someone else?
Pressurized alcohol stoves can be unsafe and flare up easily, especially if they are old and unmaintained. Unpressurized ones like the Origo are safe and work quite well and are extremely simple.
If you have an Origo then try it out and stick with it. If you have something else then you could consider switching to propane, but that will be a lot more expensive than buying a new or lightly used Origo. Propane setups on boats are quite complex to remain safe.
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