Tips & Warnings
To fuel and light the stove, put 1/4 of a cup of camp stove alcohol down the center of the stove. You can then swish it around a bit or let it sit for a few minutes. Either way, wait until the alcohol begins to vaporize. Put a lit match into the area just above the burner to ignite the rising, vaporized alcohol. To extinguish the stove, allow it to burn the fuel out on its own.
Camp stoves should only be used inside a tent under the most extreme and hostile conditions. Unless you are climbing Mount Everest or on an expedition to the South Pole, the risk of starting a fire does not justify any comfort gained.
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