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Fondue fuel

We are hoping to fly to Basel and then by train to do some of the alpine pass route. Does any one know where in Basel we will be able to buy fuel usually methylated spirit for our trangia stove.
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Re: Fondue fuel

Any large Migros, Coop or other supermarket will sell it, it comes in half liter dark green, or black bottles. Brennspirit

http://www.coopathome.ch/b2c_coop/b2...size=24%29/.do

the paste is safer as it does not spill easily http://www.coopathome.ch/b2c_coop/b2...size=24%29/.do

If you take the number 50 bus from the airport, it will terminate at the Basel SBB railway station, there are many supermarkets nearby,
http://map.search.ch/basel-sbb/bahnhof-haltestelle?poi=verkehr,service



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We are hoping to fly to Basel and then by train to do some of the alpine pass route. Does any one know where in Basel we will be able to buy fuel usually methylated spirit for our trangia stove.
Brennsprit is the equivalent to denatured alcohol, similar to meths.

I've always bought mine from Landi (an all round farmers type shop, found outside of the cities), but should be found in supermarkets such as Coop and Migros.

Also note that it comes in plastic bottles that can rupture if banged about - I always transfer it into a hardened plastic Trangia fuel bottle.

If you add a small amount of water to the brennsprit in the Trangia burner, it will reduce sooting on the outside of the pans.

The Swiss camping shop chain, Transa, have a store in Basel, for all your camping/cooking needs.


http://www.transa.ch/de/shop-basel


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Any large Migros Coop or other supermarket will sell it. You can also buy a 3 pack of fuel in a jelly form: it is safer as it doesn't spill over the table....
No good for a Trangia burner, though.
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We are hoping to fly to Basel and then by train to do some of the alpine pass route. Does any one know where in Basel we will be able to buy fuel usually methylated spirit for our trangia stove.
Most supermarkets should have Brennspirit for use in fondue burners. Not sure it's exactly the same as meths, but it's designed for the job.

Failing that a camping shop, such as Transa next to Aeschenplatz, will have such stuff, I'm sure. Here you go, even the right make.
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