For a lot of our cooking needs, we've been exploring the use of coconut oil over other cooking oils, in no small part because of it's health benefits and non-food uses. It's a high temperature oil, so it's great for frying. We opted for an organic coconut oil that's been quite economical.
For those of us on boats, we generally don't have microwaves. Air poppers don't work either because of the power consumption. But we have a lot of heat, courtesy of the typical marine propane stove. How is a sailor to have some snacks when watching a movie on the laptop?
Well shipmates, all you need is some coconut oil, some regular popcorn, a pot of sufficient size (4 quarts or so), and a lid or some foil. We keep our popcorn (and all our dry goods) in Oxo containers (available at your local Target).
Drop the oil in enough to cover the bottom of the bot, turn the stove on high. Toss in a couple of kernels. When they pop, toss in three fistfuls and put the lid on. As it pops, jiggle the pot from time to time to get the remaining kernels to fall down. When a few seconds starts going by between pops, kill the power, and stare at it for a minute. If you take the lid off, you'll end up with some popcorn flying around the cabin as the straggler kernels explode.
One cautionary note: a lot of coconut oil (probably true of any oil) can cause an upset stomach. Especially if you're not used to cooking with it, I'd advise you to start a small batch before you you add six table spoons into a pot and cook up a huge batch.