Kerosene is much more stable than gasoline, and can be stored for a long time. Also, since it is less volatile, storage of kerosene is safer.What is storage like on kerosene? Does it go bad like gasoline?
The Alpaca stove is even larger and similar in strength. It is designed for kerosene and used daily by people world wide. At the min flame (wick) setting the flame is barely 1" above the burner. At full power it channels a blue flame 4" in dia and 8-10" above the top of the stove top (16" above the burner).Anybody use one of these?
I'm looking for a very sturdy kerosene stove that will safely support a full 6 quart iron dutch oven.
Or do you know of an even sturdier kerosene stove?
That's a good price on the Alpaca. I think I paid around $90.
Good lord! K-1 is $4.49 a gallon at the gas station a block from my house.I purchased some K1 kerosene at a local hardware store and it was $21.00 for 2 gallons of kerosene. I thought that was a ripoff since I remember purchasing kerosene as a kid for 15 cent a gallon. My wife told me to take it easy since that was 50 years ago. The stove does work well but that is just my opinion. SEMPER FI