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    Stuart R
    BPL Member

    @scunnered

    Locale: Scotland

    I thought it would be useful to have a table of the most common fuel names for different stoves by country.
    The four fuel types are: Butane/propane gas for a canister stove, ethanol for an alcohol stove, naphtha for a "white gas" stove and kerosene for a multifuel stove.
    I didn't see the need to include gasoline – you just go to a gas station for that!
    For each fuel type, the most common name for that fuel is given, plus at most one alternative.
    "Names" in quotes indicate a shortened name, if commonly used.
    (Brackets) are used if the fuel is NOT commonly available at campsites and small towns in popular hiking areas.

    It's a short table at present – please post the names used in your country (or corrections) and I will update the table.
    Why the big white space?

    Country Butane Gas Ethanol Naphtha Kerosene
    U.S.A. Gas canister Denatured Alcohol White Gas Kerosene
    Australia Gas canister Methylated Spirit
    "Metho"
    Shellite Kerosene
    "Kero"
    Canada Gas canister Denatured Alcohol White Gas Kerosene
    France Cartouche de gas Alcool denature
    Alcool a bruler
    Essence C ?
    U.K. Gas canister Methylated Spirit
    "Meths"
    (Coleman Fuel)
    (Lighter Fluid)
    (Paraffin)
    #1839295
    David Thomas
    BPL Member

    @davidinkenai

    Locale: North Woods. Far North.

    I agree with "white gas" in USA at a backpacking shop or at a trailhead and I prefer it. But I get further with "Coleman Fuel" at Walmart, a grocery store, or in a camping/hunting store.

    #1839300
    Roger B
    BPL Member

    @rogerb

    Locale: Denmark

    What about this link International Fuel Names

    #1839302
    ed hyatt
    BPL Member

    @edhyatt

    Locale: The North, Scotland

    There are already quite a few of these around..

    http://fuel.papo-art.com/#tableoffuelnames

    http://www.mark-ju.net/juliette/meths.htm

    I like this meths specific one as it mentions taste :-)

    #1839321
    Stuart R
    BPL Member

    @scunnered

    Locale: Scotland

    I didn't know that the list at fuel.papo-art.com was still maintained, I only had a very old copy as a text file from the 90's. Shame it still doesn't include canister gas tho'.

    #3727236
    Ross Mellows
    BPL Member

    @spiritburner

    Locale: N.E. England (UK)

    Nearly 10 years later this resource is still going & has just been moved to a new domain at https://www.internationalfuelnames.org

    The code has been updated & it is now fully responsive across all devices.

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