GermX hand sanitizer for alcohol stoves
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James Ennis
(JimEnnis) - F

Locale: South
GermX hand sanitizer for alcohol stoves on 09/30/2006 15:21:55 MDT Print View

Just wondering if anyone has used GermX as a source of fuel for their alcohol stove? I've used it to start fires, especially with wet wood, but haven't had a chance to use it in a stove yet.

Linsey Budden
(lollygag)

Locale: pugetropolis
hand sanitizer on 09/30/2006 19:24:08 MDT Print View

Not for alcohol stoves, but I've used Purell hand sanitizer instead of lighter fluid in my wood gasifier stove. It works better with magnesium shavings sprinkled on top, but either way it started my fire--well, that and the petroleum jelly coated cotton ball. Of course Zippo is a no brainer.

Vick Hines
(vickrhines) - F

Locale: Central Texas
Re: GermX hand sanitizer for alcohol stoves on 10/01/2006 15:10:02 MDT Print View

Jim,
All the sanitizers are 35 to 40 percent water. The rest is ethanol, but the efficiency is very low... like Sterno. Pure alcohol is the more efficient fuel.