Alcohol stoves are great for the niche they fit. Light, simple and perfect for solo three-season backpacking when there are simple meals , the food carries are short and there are no open flame bans.
Carrying fuel would seem simple, but every year there are questions about “What bottle should I use to carry my fuel?”
I offer my humble suggestion…
Light, durable enough and just wide enough that alcohol can be poured into it easier vs a HEET bottle. And, at 12 oz, holds about the maximum amount of fuel you’d want to use before it makes sense to switch to another stove type.
What I like about the green bottle though, is that it sticks out more versus a clear plastic bottle. A lot harder to accidentally drink from than a small and clear bottle. If you are a child of the 80s who grew up on the East Coast, as I am, the Mr. Yuk campaign may be familiar.
So grab a bottle of fizzy sugar water, do some baking if so inclined, remove the label, rinse out the bottle, dry it and voila!
A light and effective bottle that will stick out.
Where to get: Grocery store or similar ..usually in packs of 8,12 or 24. That’s a lot of fizzy sugar water for muffins…and one effective fuel bottle.