Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Emergency Burner

Need an easy and inexpensive way to have light, cook, or have heat in an emergency or even for camping? This can be packed into your 72 hour emergency kit and will give you hours of burn time.

Take a new quart sized paint canister, a roll of toilet paper, and a bottle of rubbing alcohol. First, remove the cardboard tube from the center of the toilet paper. Next, squish and stuff the TP into the paint can. Place the paint can and bottle of alcohol into a gallon zip lock bag and store.

When you are ready to use your burner, pour the bottle of alcohol into the paint can, saturating the TP. Light and use. This will give off enough heat to cook over and burns cleanly. When you need to extinguish the flame, place the lid back on the can. (You can pour the alcohol into the can when you make the burner. However, the can will eventually dry out or rust out. So, store the bottle of alcohol with the can for best results.)

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