Originally Posted by Cheechako
Well, I have to admit the only alcohol stoves I've had were the ones that were kinda like a can of Sterno with a hinged swinging lid on powerboats. You simply poured the alcohol into the can and lit it. Couldn't see it burn a lot of the time... but then it didn't matter... you could die of old age waiting for coffee to boil!
Sounds like an Origo
- I really like my Origo
It's basically a canister ("land mine") that one fills with alcohol and there's a shutter on top of it. The landmine is full of fibers that absorb the alcohol. It cannot spill. I fill it out in the cockpit
where any spills from filling will be gone quickly.
Just open the shutter, stick in a lighter, and it's a stove. May be a tad bit slower than propane
but mine makes coffee just fine. Seems about on a par with the propane one in my RV.
The flame is visible.
No complex pumping, priming, fuel
running out of the stove like with a pressurized stove.
About as duck-soup simple as a stove can be.
I may opt for the more complex propane ifn I was sailing around the world, but to make a grilled cheese on the way to Avalon
, it's just fine.