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john pickett
2013-02-25, 19:59
I read on another forum that diethylene glycol has quite a bit more energy than alcohol and, according to an MMS article is as safe as or safer than alcohol. Anyone here know anything about the use of this for camping purposes? I'm thinking along the lines of do-it-yourself stoves like the cat stove, etc.

Ray
2013-02-25, 20:15
Been discussed before. (http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php?42764-Fuel-Gel-Diethylene-Glycol-Your-thoughts)

Bottom line: Pay your money, take your chances.

Bulldawg
2013-02-25, 20:22
Been discussed before. (http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php?42764-Fuel-Gel-Diethylene-Glycol-Your-thoughts)

Bottom line: Pay your money, take your chances.

But you trust anything said on that site?

Hog On Ice
2013-02-25, 20:48
no never

john pickett
2013-02-26, 10:40
Thanks, Ray
I joined that site, but didn't go often enough to keep it in mind.
HHQ seems to serve my needs.

Hog On Ice
2013-02-26, 11:20
I took a look at a couple videos on YT about this stuff - seams to have similar characteristics to Esbit in that it leaves gunk on the bottom of the pot - somewhat easier to light I think than Esbit (but I could be wrong this is just from the videos) - mil surplus stuff comes in a squeeze package to squeeze out onto the surface used for the fire platform - also seen is a can of the stuff that will burn for a couple hours - not sure as to the burn time or heat production relative to Esbit - looks to be somewhat easier to squeeze out only what you might need as vs cutting a cube of Esbit

SGT Rock
2013-03-05, 10:26
Funny, I never saw this stuff while I was in the military.

Superman
2013-03-05, 11:29
With that brick of C-4 in your pocket what else did you need?

sheepdog
2013-03-05, 11:51
With that brick of C-4 in your pocket what else did you need?

A case of beer and a nice MLT?

SGT Rock
2013-03-05, 12:55
I actually used an alcohol stove some and a multifuel gas stove some.