Denatured alcohol for trangias. Does it go off?
As the question suggests.
I made an adaptation for my wood stove so that I can also a trangia if dry wood is not available. The last time I used it, it was testing it to check the optimal height and so I was burning fresh fluid. However, last weekend I went to a night's camping and only packed this stove with trangia burner, rather than the Primus.
Last I tried to light the alcohol, one stroke of the firesteel rod and it took: woompf...
This time, about 2 months since I last used it, the alcohol simply would not light. I had to dip a twig in petrol, light that and stick it into the trangia for the thing to ignite!!
Even then it did not burn with the same energy as I remembered it...
So can this fuel lose its flammability?
If so, what is the shelf life?
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