About alcohol stoves. I was first introduced to them when entering conscription almost 10 years ago. They came with the Swedish army cooking set. The fuel we got for the resembled swamp water and had almost the same burning abilities. Still some warm if not memorable meals were made ’cause occasionally it got fired up enough. But we still preferred to cook over the big stove in the tent.
Few years later, still in service, I bought a canister stove and the alcohol burner was left on the shelf for inspection only. (more…)