> One good outlet for the fuel?
One outlet PER TOWN.
> Fireball with Whisperlite International too? Smaller fireball?
Yeah, it is possible to light a Whisperlite Int'l without a fireball. Takes practice, that's all. As Chris said, kero doesn't fireball but you should prime with metho. But it stinks - my wife disliked kero for all the years i used it.
I think the fireball is partly stove specific, but some users are just ... clumsy (or careless). I have seen people light their petrol stoves by sticking them in a wood fire ...
> petrol "accidents"
For example: someone spilt petrol around while filling, and that burned a hole in the corner of my pack and a large hole in my SB. I spent the night sewing a spare handkerchief over the charred mess. We were almost a week from anywhere that night - very remote.
I have often seen someone lighting a petrol stove on the ground or on a bench, while spilling fuel around the stove accidentally. The result always seems to surprise them. They usually do little more than scorch their eyebrows and hair (a fast blink response helps).
One of the best examples of the hazards of pertrol as a fuel was when two guys were trying to light a petrol stove inside their tent in the Himalayas. Their matches were wet, and they had trouble getting one to light. When they finally succeeded, the spilt priming fuel went whoomp, and they lost the fabric of their tent. Just the poles left (briefly) standing.
Petrol (white gas, etc) scares me - especially when others are using it.