Key Discoveries & Insight * Stove must use Denatured Alcohol, no exceptions, stove is meant to be fueled by denatured alcohol, other liquids such as gasoline can cause an explosion. * A burning a flame from denatured alcohol can typically only be seen at night or in shade. The user should be informed to try and use this equipment with not a lot of sun if possible, and preferably at night (dinner). Being able to see the flame is not necessarily essential, but it is a bit safer, should a teenager or young adult have to use it. * 4oz. of denatured alcohol in the stove burns for about 12-15minutes, enough time to boil water, cook beans, or purify water.
*Using the stove has yielded some thoughts one what could be included with the kit.
* LONGER TONGS * A RAISED PLATFORM TO COOK ON * POSSIBLY PROTECTION FOR YOUR HANDS, (OVEN MIT)
Open Flame 42
*The flame will burn closer to 15 minutes if it is not coming in contact with a stove of any kind. An open flame would come in handy to keep people warm in a disaster situation. *The bigger pot never really got hot enough to boil water unless it had the lid on to keep heat in.
*The equipment takes about 5-7 minutes to cool down.