For inside the home use, I have sterno as well as an alcohol stove. We have a propane stove (for outside) too from our camping days, but no small canisters of propane around. In an emergency, I could hook up the gas grill tank. In my car, I have this Esbit set : Esbit 3-Piece Lightweight Anodized Aluminum Camping Cookset for Use with Solid Fuel Tablets (can't link to Amazon directly, but if you cut and paste the description above, you will find it) Everything fits into the small pot, and I don't have to worry about the hexamine tablets spilling in the car. Also the base is solid, and provides a windscreen so i don't have to fashion anything out of foil. I also have the pocket stove, but this one is much sturdier.