I have used STERNO when camping or hunting for years. About a dozen years back I discovered a better product than STERNO for about one tenth the cost. My local Sam's Club sells a hand sanitizer under their Maker's Mark label. A two liter jug of this with a hand pump sells for as low as $5.50 when it is on sale. It has a built in hand pump and I always have one in the shop. I started using this as a substitute for STERNO when I was packing for a fishing trip and discovered I was out of STERNO. I remembered reading the label on the hand sanitizer and it said it was 70% Ethyl Alcohol so I tested it and it definitely burned hot. I have since started filling empty STERNO cans with this and it works great. I know it is a hotter fire than STERNO (A friend has an InfraRed thermometer and we did comparison tests with STERNO vs the hand sanitizer and the sanitizer burned a lot hotter) and it has a pleasant smell. My only PROBLEM with it is that the flame is almost invisible. Do any of you have an idea of something that could be mixed in with the hand sanitizer that would make the flame more visible? When I am the only one in the area when I am using this I am not worried however I would hate to see some other person accidentally get burned. Just to keep this on topic I will mention that I have used this in small soldering projects when their was no electricity available for my soldering iron.