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If you avoid pressurized alcohol stoves, cheap ol' methyl hydrate works just fine and I'd expect it's available most anywhere....

Plenty of people are happy with their 'Origo" style cookers.
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Not sure on availability abroad, but these are easy to make in a pinch!

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This is probably the most interesting question ever asked. I have always wondered what to leave behind if I found I was short on storage when going on a long cruise. I can eliminate the wimpy Meyers rum that I drink as well as the fuel for the stove and just bring a case of Everyclear along instead. Now I wont have to choose between tossing a back a few highballs or having some Dinty Moore stew.
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Ok. So I'm not going get into another ruckus by telling you that alcohol stoves suck .. but they do. Then again sensible people have eng .. oh never mind .. hee hee

OK ... now in many parts of the civilised world .. that part where Propane is known as LPG, where gasoline is known as petrol, where beer is more than coloured fizzy water, where steering wheels in cars are on the rhs, there lurks another secret ingredient and its called Methylated Spirits. Found everywhere. Beloved of whinos across the Pacific. Common as muck. oh yes .. best with added sugar and orange juice ( to drink that is) or so I am reliably informed. (yes it will kill you eventually but by then you will be too stonkered to care.)

So fear not young Christopher. You may well have selected a really crappy way to heat up your beans and grits but the fuel for said abomination is easy to come by provided you speak English.

hmm ... I wonder what they call Metho in NewCaledonia ?

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and incredibly enough there are stores in innercity Sydney where they keep their flagons of metho in the fridge, alongside the orange juice ... now isn't that considerate of them ?
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We are kicking around the idea of going with the Origo 6000 non pressurized alcohol oven... why's it gotta be sooo expensive , cripes.

It's pretty sweet though...
Keep looking. Ya never know when one will show up. I found a model 6000 on Craigslist last fall for $650. New. Yup, I bought it.

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