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CNG...somewhat hard to find..away from home, but I have two big tanks that last a long time. I like the lighter than air properties too.

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CNG, compressed natural gas, is the fuel used on Rhythm. Cylinder exchanges are getting more difficult to locate but so long as Haven Harbor continues to carry I'm in good shape.

I too used to eat C-rats and normally used diesel fuel in a cinnamon nut roll tin filled with stones as a stove. Those Trioxane fumes were brutal.

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Don't forget about those canned pound cakes. My favorite c-rat dessert.

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kerosene (pressure type)
can't get parts & having more & more problems keeping it going
probably going to switch to alcohol next year
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Propane/Butane, which is available worldwide. We have 2 20# tanks, which will last us 6 months. We have borrowed local tanks and decanted into ours when we could not get ours filled.
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Over here we use what are described as cylinders-cylindrical pressure bottle-they come in various shapes and sizes of various manufacture-propane or butane and empties are exchanged for full cylinders-no local refilling.Calor gas cover the whole of the UK and many filling stations;local stores and hardware stores stock them.
As well as on boat use large bottles for cooking at home.
Alchohol stoves are great things-The Origo comes to mind.I have a single burner lightweight camping type.Only problem can be over here is getting alchohol in reasonable amounts-sure in an emergency you can use a bottle of vodka but...
For those who are unfamiliar with a proper alchohol stove-alocohol pre heats alcohol which then vapourises and burns as a gas same as any gas cooker-no working parts ;no jets;pressure tanks or piping.
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Compressed alcohol. I buy it at the local Ace hardware store a gallon at a time. I like its properties -- you can put alcohol fires out with water (it absorbs alcohol) and the fumes are lighter than air.

There are some drawbacks. Pressuring up the tank is pain, but I only need to do it every three meals or so. Lighting an alcohol stove requires getting up a learning curve. It only takes a 2 seconds of open knob to fill the lighting bowl appropriately. If you put too much in the bowl and light it, you can burn your boat down! Also, finding parts for the old alcohol stove system is difficult. No one sells an alcohol tank anymore, so I replaced my old, rusted steel tank with an aluminum tank designed for pressurized automotive suspension systems.

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CNG / Propane Grill

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CNG...somewhat hard to find..away from home, but I have two big tanks that last a long time. I like the lighter than air properties too.

Propane grill on the stern rail
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you can also find instructions to build a filler adapter so that you can fill your cng tanks at natural gas automobile fill stations ...
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Propane, 3 burner Shipmate. Love it.
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Wrong on both counts, and there's no such thin gas COMPRESSED ALCOHOL. Alcohol is a liquid and can not be compressed. There are PRESSURIZED ALCOHOL STOVES, and they're often considered the most dangerous of stoves to have aboard.

Alcohol fires can be fought with water, but unless you have the ability to douse them with a heavy spray of water, you can often make the problem worse, since the alcohol, if not diluted down below 40% by volume, it will still burn and often can end up burning in the bilge when you pour water on it. If you read the MSDS for most forms of alcohol, WATER IS NOT A RECOMMENDED WAY OF PUTTING OUT THE FIRES.

Finally, Alcohol fumes are HEAVIER THAN AIR, and as such, can gather in the bilge and lead to a explosion risk.

One of the real problems with alcohol is that the flames are a very pale blue and nearly invisible in anything but relative darkness. That can make alcohol fires very dangerous.

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Compressed alcohol. I buy it at the local Ace hardware store a gallon at a time. I like its properties -- you can put alcohol fires out with water (it absorbs alcohol) and the fumes are lighter than air.

There are some drawbacks. Pressuring up the tank is pain, but I only need to do it every three meals or so. Lighting an alcohol stove requires getting up a learning curve. It only takes a 2 seconds of open knob to fill the lighting bowl appropriately. If you put too much in the bowl and light it, you can burn your boat down! Also, finding parts for the old alcohol stove system is difficult. No one sells an alcohol tank anymore, so I replaced my old, rusted steel tank with an aluminum tank designed for pressurized automotive suspension systems.

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