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Category Archives: fuels
If you have a Coleman stove that works on the small propane canisters, you can readily adapt it to work off a five- gallon propane tank. This lets you run your stove almost 20 times longer without refueling. It takes …Read More...
While I was arranging for hoses for my tri fuel generators, I ran across what could be a problem for some people. As many of you know as of April 1, 2002, federal law mandated all portable vertical propane tanks …Read More...
Yesterday I spent about an hour and half converting a Honda Eu2000 generator to tri fuel (runs on natural gas, propane or gasoline). A while back, I had ordered a conversion kit from Central Maine Diesel. The kits cost about …Read More...
Here is an article from C.E. Harris on alcohol stoves.
Another viable option is the military surplus Trangia burner which is made in Sweden and also used by several NATO militaries. I have used one for over 25 years …Read More...
My wife has been digging out all of our kerosene lamps and checking them out. We have some that we have picked up at garage sales that needed cleaning and new wicks. In the past, we both have been subjected …Read More...
I spent the morning playing with a couple of alcohol stoves. They are the Esbit Alcohol Burner and the Swedish Army Trangia Stove. Both burn denatured alcohol or methanol. Denatured Alcohol is easy to find and cheaper to use …Read More...
Kerosene stoves are commonly used in many third world African and Asian countries. The brand that I have is the Butterfly stove from Malaysia. It is inexpensive, reliable, and readily available. A company that I have dealt with and found …Read More...
With all the talk about generators lately, it is time to talk about safely storing fuel. The majority of generators are gasoline powered. A few are powered on tri fuel (propane, natural gas or gasoline) a few are on just …Read More...
Watching the mess on the east coast and the people in long lines for gas has made me stop and think about my own preps. So I decided to take action and evaluate my own fuel situation. Like most people, …Read More...