Alcohol for Camp Stoves

What is alcohol for camp stoves?

Culinary Solvent is pure nondenatured ethanol, perfect for camp stoves and boat stoves.

Is Culinary Solvent safe?

Yes! Culinary Solvent is pure nondenatured ethanol.   Nondenatured means "no additives". Nondenatured ethanol may legally be purchased for nonbeverage purposes (like use in portable camp and boat stoves, among many many more!).

Is Culinary Solvent legal?

Yes!  Anhydrous ethanol bottled for industrial not-for-beverage purposes may be offered for sale and shipped to certain states via ground service in accordance with all DOT Hazmat regulations.  States also have their own set of rules, view our detailed map and links for each state here.   

Is Culinary Solvent basically Everclear?

The answer is more complicated than a quick "yes" or "no". Rest assured we are better (read more effective) for the task at hand. Read our detailed explanation here: Is Culinary Solvent the same as Everclear?

How can I buy Culinary Solvent to use in my camp stove or boat stove?

Use our secure online store to buy Culinary Solvent by the quart, gallon, or bulk.

Can you ship Culinary Solvent to me?

Often the answer is "Yes"!. Shipping daily to California, Maine, Colorado, Nevada, Ohio.  See our complete map with quick links to our shipping regulations blog, detailing the rules and regulations for each state.  Can we ship to your state? Quick Reference Map

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Can Culinary Solvent be used for alcohol stoves?

Yes. Culinary Solvent works in small alcohol stoves designed for lightweight hiking, backpacking, cycling, biking, camping, boating, yachting, or traveling. Works with trangia stoves, boat stoves, camping stoves, alcohol burner stoves, laboratory burners, and marine alcohol stoves.  Culinary Solvent works well in Trangia Spirit Burner, Whitbox Alcohol burner, Vargo Triad, Trail Designs Caldera Cone, Evernew Alcohol Stove, Solo Stove Alcohol Stove, GoBag Alcohol Burner, and DIY Soda Can Alcohol Stoves.

What is an alcohol stove?

An alcohol stove is any stove that uses alcohol as its fuel source.  Alcohol stoves range from very simple single flame designs to pressurized designs that resemble a home gas burner.  Because of their relative simplicity, alcohol stoves are favored by back packers, campers, boaters, and travelers.

How do camp stoves use alcohol as fuel?

Alcohol stoves use alcohol by burning it for heat and light.  The heat can be directed and concentrated by design of the stove.  Alcohol stoves do not require a wick to function, and many alcohol stoves have no moving parts.    

Why use Culinary Solvent Nondenatured Ethanol as your alcohol stove fuel source?

Answer: Culinary Solvent is nondenatured, meaning "no additives".  For this reason, Culinary Solvent is naturally nontoxic, making it the ultimate food safe multi-purpose tool in your backpack.  Not only can Culinary Solvent's nondenatured alcohol burn perfectly in an alcohol camp stove, it can be used for first aid, personal care, among many other uses.  The ultimate light weight traveling multi-tool, nondenatured alcohol has a multitude of useful applications when not being burned as fuel.


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