I just read a favorable review on the Olicamp Ion Micro Titanium stove. If you like the safety and reliability and speed of a canister stove it looks like a real winner. The alcohol stove will work fine with a very good wind screen, but takes twice as long to boil a couple of cups of water. However, I am in the wilderness and relaxing time is relatively unimportant. I suspect the fuel consumption is roughly the same but that 5 or 6 ounce canister is dead weight you have to carry out. It is largely a personal choice and fun to experiment to see what you like.