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[pct-l] Ultimate fuel tab trivia
- Subject: [pct-l] Ultimate fuel tab trivia
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Marge Prothman)
- Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2002 21:43:31 -0700
For those of you who burn tablets for fuel in your stoves take a look at the
cheers, Marge (the old gal)
Mom - Put on your thinking cap... here is the ultimate trivia in fuel
Esbit fuel tablet = Methenamine (active ingredient)
Stansport Fuel Tablet = Hexamethylenetetramine (active ingredient)
Hexamine tablets are commonly sold on line and referred to all time.
Hexamine is simply the product name for Hexamethylenetetramine.
---- AND here's the trivia part ----
The synonym for Hexamethylenetetramine is Methenamine
So in other words:
Hexamethylenetetramine = Methenamine
Hexamine = Methenamine
Hexamine = Hexamethylenetetramine
---- OR Put In Product Terms ----
Esbit = Stansport Fuel tablets.
Bottom Line - Buy the Esbit, Stansport, or generic Hexamine tablets - -
they are all the same!!!!!
Hey - it took me hours to figure this out. (I suppose you could check
with your chemist friends at BackpackerLight.)
The other type of solid fuel tablet out there is called trioxane. Its
used to fuel toy boats and toy steam engines.
There is a chart comparison in files on BackpackerLight that shows
trioxane doesn't burn nearly as hot as the Esbit (Methenamine) tablets. So
trioxane tablets are the ones to avoid. Put this in your file. Carol
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