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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo L. View Post
    We used car gas stoves for all our motorcycle trips for many years and my friend used the gas to prime the stove, which always produced a more or less huge flame at the start, and he got kicked out of a (managed) campingplace once for doing this.
    I always used alcohol to prime the stove and this kept the stove clean and worked as low-key as I love it to do.
    The Optimus had a built-in cleaning needle that worked when you turned the fuel control all the way open.

    I used Amoco (remember them?) lead-free, white gas in the stove. It worked just fine.

    I stopped at an Amoco station, handed the Aluminum, 1 Quart, fuel bottle to the attendant and told him to "Fill it up", (now this is really going to date me!), it cost $0.24 CENTS, to fill. I gave him a quarter and told him to "keep the change!"
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    I read this thread the other day and was surprised not to see anyone mention using alcohol to prime a white gas stove to save fuel and reduce carbon and yucky smell output. This video demonstrates the entire process.

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