Perry, didn't mean to sound cantankerous. In engineering school, University of Dayton, I took two semesters of chemistry. Doesn't make me a chemist by any stretch of the imagination. But did give me a healthy respect for chemicals, and the adverse effects that, if not handled properly, could have on my body. Especially in an industrial environment. I'd take table salt over roach poision to use as a fuel additive in my stove, any day.

Anyway, all that being said, I think he did a pretty good job building himself a simple but very effective stove, that runs on cheap and readily available fuel.

Me, eh..I'll take the easy way out and stick with my MSR stuff.
But I am impressed with these homemade alcohol stoves and quickly they'll bring water to a boil. Would have never thought they were that effective.