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Old November 11, 2009, 12:33 PM   #4
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Believing that everything I carry in the bush should have at least two uses, I tested hand sanitizer years ago, both as a fire starter and as a primer for my trusty Optimus 8R stove. Alas, it doesn't really burn hot enough for either use. Just a piddly blue flame that dwindles quickly to nothing... it might work on dryer lint, if you kept it really dry, but otherwise, no.

On the other hand, you can buy a little bottle of alcohol-based stove primer that will for sure sanitize the heck out of your hands.
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