I'm fairly certain that in my quest to find alternative fuels (Pre-pandemic I was able to get 91% isopropyl for cheap when it came to the btu-dollar value) I think I've lost my sanity. Perhaps the denatured alcohol ban in California along with the pandemic was a contributor too. In recency I acquired a Soto Stormbreaker and out of pure curiosity (as well as wanting to find an alternative fuel given the unavailability of white gas for a while) along with reading old threads on CCS I had found that charcoal lighter fluid had been mentioned and I had noticed that in some cases it was listed as naphtha or otherwise it was said to be a petroleum distillate (light or heavy in some cases). Turns out it'll run in the Soto but I have yet to try my other stoves where I suspect it would work far better than I expect as the Soto is seemingly a "white gas only" stove. My experiences with it are a mixed bag but I have found a lot of success in mixing it with a little bit of Coleman fuel/white gas. It works far better than it should with a little bit of white gas in it than if it were run purely on CLF. I hadn't realized that it was actually closer to a sort of "light kerosene" cut with a little bit of naphtha which explains why it even runs "straight" in the first place. The Stormbreaker is listed as being a white gas/unleaded only stove but it seems to run straight CLF just with a stench. The addition of white gas as 1/5 of the fuel eliminates most of it when the stove is hot and shutdown is the only time that it is a bit of a problem and only briefly with the right shutdown. My experiences with it are in the Soto Stormbreaker gallery thread here and I'll continually update it: Soto StormBreaker But this isn't the reason for the thread. It is what I found out on it that I hadn't seen before on easily available resources along with a general lack of experiment journals with CLF. A caution in that this is primarily US centric information and my experiences are with "Expert" odorless charcoal lighter fluid from Walmart. I have no idea what the "environmentally friendly" forms of CLF or bio-kerosene that are made out of recycled cooking oil are like but I remember some mentions about them being very tight on the alkane groups. As for information on using charcoal lighter fluid as an alternative fuel or a mix to be used for white gas "only" stoves: From a manufacturer's page: Doing a search on "Isoparaffinic Hydrocarbon" led to some particularly important information: C10 to C15 being the higher alkanes: Decane (C10), Undecane (C11), Dodecane (C12), Tridecane (C13), Tetradecane (C14) and Pentdecane (C15). Curiously on the Wikipedia page for alkanes: Historically jet fuels are generally kerosenes or sometimes naphthas with an alkane range of C8-C16 and C5-C15 depending on the specific grade: The U-2 spy plane ran on straight lighter fluid of some sort, which likely means the C10-C15 range: From the CCS thread Price of kerosene? So by cutting a little bit of white gas in, it adds the C5 to C9 alkanes but the "light kerosene" component is effectively C10-C15, blended together that's C5-C15 or otherwise like running kerosene. From reading about "Amish mixes" of 25/75% of white gas and kerosene on either side, it seems that the CLF mixed with white gas is a very similar blend in effect, just with less of the C5-C9 part of the mix. But why would ever run CLF in a stove or blend it with some white gas? If there's no white gas or other equivalent available for a reasonable price and CLF is available "dirt cheap" then mixing some of it with white gas produces a serviceable fuel for white gas stoves. I found 1 part of white gas can be mixed with 3 to 5 parts on the "CLF rich" end of things and can more than adequately well with a hot stove. At 2 parts it doesn't need as much heat to start up and at 1 or less (white gas rich) mixtures it tends to startup very well in not needing as much preheating. Kerosene burning stoves where they likely will handle it far better but I have yet to test any in my MSR Whisperlite Universal that I need to find again for running tests later. Small quantities of CLF generally are more price competitive than a quart of 1-K from what I've seen as they're available in 1 or 2 quart bottles. I can only assume for anyone who is more experimental and willing to use regular unleaded that this could serve as a way of reducing the nastiness of the harder to burn additives in unleaded by diluting it down. I can only imagine that clearances of CLF would just crater the price to the point it starts looking a little competitive against bulk prices (in the range of 5 gal or pump kerosene or pump gasoline). I do hope this collected together information is valuable for someone. I know finding Dutch_Peter's post among a bunch of other posts here on CCS on CLF and fuels in general with additional information from various online resources sent me on a bit of an info discovery journey.