I appreciated the pointer to powdered alcohol.
Catch: I went to the german website (subyou.com) and couldn't find
anywhere on it to actually order the product
Maybe I'm just missing something, but I also googled some basic terms
(alkohol pulver [ver]kauf, etc) and didn't come up with any actual
sales sites, in german or english.
Seems like an interesting idea, anyway!
Last year I switched to an alcohol stove, and like most folks I
think, I use cheaper and more readily available denatured
alcohol "mostly", but my reserve fuel supply is everclear (or
actually, a competitor, same thing, different brand name). Took
this along on a couple of long hikes this year, and towards the end
of the hike --- if it's obvious that the reserve supply of fuel won't
be needed --- mix up some "dehydrated wine", one recipe for which can
be found here:
One catch I found living in Washington State is that my state
government kindly tries to protect me from whatever stupidity I might
get into with pure alcohol --- by not letting me buy it. I think
nine states do this. Fortunately, I suspect that most or all of
these less enlightened states border on less restrictive states, and
we don't have any internal border control points setup yet, so ... <g>