Multifuel stove - Clean petrol alternative
We are planning a 4x4 overland trip West Africa to Cape Town 2010. We have been dabbling with cooking options and looked at gas, liquid fuels and bbq type systems (The Cobb).
I have had a 2 x person Trangia since the 80s and converted it to gas - VERY efficient system for water boiling. We then bought the multifuel burner for the Trangia and use it with Aspen 4T Alkylate Petrol. This is ultra pure, envio friendly petrol and you can buy it from many regional mower shops in the UK. Click this link here
for more info.
This fuel is cheap 5L costs £13 (0.5 L of Coleman fuel costs ~£7) and lasts a long time with this kind of burner! It also stores for years (so they say) Its available in Europe and burns VERY clean - we dont have a mark on our cooking kit!! It will probably work on Coleman stoves too (I think)
Whilst it wont be available in Africa, it will certainly see us through Europe. We are testing how much we will consume over two weeks this summer when we go to Germany for a shake down test.
Worth a look if you have a multifuel burner and dont want to get headaches usings dirty / more toxic fuels.
Stonehenge to Cape Town 2010