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[at-l] Trioxane vs Hexamine
- Subject: [at-l] Trioxane vs Hexamine
- From: "Terry Norton" <at_98%40hotmail%2Ecom>
- Date: Sun, 23 Nov 1997 14:58:01 PST
After viewing Lynne Whelden's video on lightweight backing, I am
considering changing over to solid fuel for a stove. While checking
around, I have found two types of fuel readily available: hexamine
(looks like a giant round pill) and trioxane (blue, foil wrapped bars).
Generally, I have found the trioxane much more readily available and
cheaper. Trioxane (aka "triox") also burns much hotter. I have found
2/3 of a 1oz bar to be adequate to cook a Liptons dinner. The remaining
1/3 can heat a cup of water.
I am concerned about the toxicity of triox. The package (military foil
wrapper) warns that it is toxic. Also, how dangerous are the fumes?
Anyone have experience with this stuff?
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