I've always used gas stoves. I like gas for its speed and controllability. Also because gas cannisters are easily available, at least in the UK. What I don't like is not being quite sure how much fuel is left, occasionally running out (though I think this has only happened once to me), the bulk (though at least it doesn't weigh much) and most of all, disposing of empty cartridges – it just seems so wasteful! So I've been thinking about an alcohol stove... I know that Speedster stoves seem to get a good opinion and they're cheap enough that if the experience turns me stove-teetotal, it's not a big loss. But which one? I'm tea-fuelled, I don't want to hang around for my brew, especially in the morning – I'm not much of a lark as it is – so I'm discounting the 20ml, which leaves the 30ml or the 50ml. I found a review which seems to recommend the larger size as being quicker: https://walkwithwallace.com/2016/05/30/review-speedster-meths-burning-stove/ Presumably he means 50ml not 60. I'm really not bothered by the extra 6g – I'm not even bothered about the extra 10p! And I'm prepared to accept greater consumption in return for faster tea. But maybe burner size should relate to pot size? It'll mostly be used with a pot 14cm in diameter, maybe sometimes a 17cm frying pan. (I'm already thinking I'm overthinking this.) What else will I need? I've got a windshield, but I'll need a pot stand. Okay, that's simple. It seems people use a "ground protector" to reflect heat and guard against igniting vegetation. Should be just a big larger than the pot? And then there's fuel. Any tips for suppliers? Or things I should know? Other than "don't drink it"! I see "bio-ethanol burns cleaner than methanol" but I'm not sure what "bio-ethanol" is. Isn't all ethanol a biological product in that it's made from fermenting sugars? Okay, lots of questions probably making as much sense as a teenager in the offie... Answers gratefully received!