RP-1/HTP works fine. The British Black Knight had over 20 successful (suborbital) launches with it, and the later Black Arrow, whose first two stages were RP-1/HTP, put the UK's only independently-launched satellite into orbit, back in 1971.
Given the number of first-rocket attempts which have failed (sometimes explosively) because of things like frozen LOX valves, going non-cryogenic has a certain appeal. Especially since they can pretty much stockpile the things in a fueled state for rapid launch.
Any rocket fuel is likely to kill you if you look at them funny. Some more so than others, sure, but nobody is using liquid ozone or FLOX (liquid fluorine-oxygen) as an oxidizer any more either. (Or worse. See the book "Ignition!" for a fun look at early rocket fuel experiments.)
And for what it's worth, the mass ratio of an aluminum beer can (12 fl oz size) is a hair under 28:1.