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Old 11-17-2011
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Your stove had better run for a month on five pounds of white paraffin wax, the kind used in canning, because sailors won't use the stove unless they can buy fuel for it, and the only readily available "wax" that I've met is the white paraffin wax, sold in some but not all grocery and hardware stores for canning.

Outside the US, "paraffin" usually means "paraffin oil" which is called kerosene in the States. Paraffin wax dissolves, slowly, in the less volatile hydrocarbons including naphtha.
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