I was just wondering if you store your alcohol stove in your pot(s) do you have them in some type of baggy ie ziplock sandwich bags or something. Should I be worried about getting alcohol residue on my pot then boiled and drank when I make my tea or boil water for my freezer bag meal?
My gear is no where near lightweight
When I first played with alcohol stoves, Heet is what I used. It's almost pure methanol, so it's good fuel - just doesn't provide as many BTUs per gram as ethanol (denatured alcohol). The only other thing in Heet is a tiny amount of water.
I now use denatured alcohol, available wherever paint is sold. It's cheaper than Heet and gives you more bang per gram. Denatured alcohol is usually ethanol (moonshine) with a bit of methanol added so you'll go blind if you drink it, but it leaves no residue after it rapidly evaporates.
I understand your fear, but you probably get more methanol into you through your skin pouring it into the stove and from the fumes before lighting it, than you will from a stove that has been allowed to burn completely out. or waving your pot for 10 seconds in the wind.