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pe·tro·le·um ben·zin

purified, low boiling fractions distilled from petroleum consisting of hydrocarbons, chiefly of the methane series; it is highly flammable, and its vapors, when mixed with air and ignited, may explode; used as a solvent.

naphtha

(1) A petroleum distillation product.
(2) Gasoline (UK); now, more commonly, petrol.

naphtha

(năf′thă)
1. A volatile inflammable liquid distilled from carbonaceous substances.
2. Petroleum, esp. more volatile varieties.
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Unlike fuel canisters or white gas, alcohol stove fuel is readily available at many stores in trailside towns, so hikers don't have to stock up on the stuff.
Once a trip extends beyond a certain duration, the advantage of the home-built's near weightlessness bogs down in alcohol's low heat content, compared to white gas or isopropane (11,500 vs.
Freddie Pitts, aged 54, and Wilbert Lee, aged 62, who are black, were convicted twice by alhite juries of murdering two white gas station attendants in 1963 in Port St.
You put wicking on whatever you're using and we have white gas and various gasses, and we light them on fire.
Student Linda, of Rutherglen, near Glasgow - who had been on holiday with boyfriend Gavin Penman, 23 - added: "We suspected something was wrong after about an hour when white gas started seeping into the plane.
It burns paraffin, white gas, petrol and aviation fuel, and will boil a litre of water in less than four minutes.
In Europe, North America and Australia, stoves that run on either methylated spirits, gas cartridges, or refined petrol--known as 'white gas' and sold in the UK under the brand-name Coleman Fuel--are the most popular.
So far I have only used it with white gas, but a mate who recently fuelled his Dragonfly with paraffin on a Himalayan trek told me that it performed faultlessly.
White gas & paraffin are the two most popular combinations.