Fran wrote "I have now finally used my meths-burning stove and I like it a lot. It's slow to boil water but the meths is cheap and the whole thing (not a Trangia but very like it) is stable and I think I'm in love. The only thing is - the meths. Why did no one tell me how utterly disgusting the smell of meths is? Why did no one warn me of the totally vile and nauseating gag-making aroma? So, here's the question: Given that I want to continue using my Trangisn't, what can I use instead of meths? And can I send my teenagers into a shop to buy it?" Change your brand of meths Fran, you should get little smell from a Trangia (I don't), you have to be 18 to buy meths in the UK (its alcohol) and you can burn Vodka!