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Emergency canned heat

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by ATCclears, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. ATCclears

    ATCclears Seattle area, WA Well-Known Member

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  2. safetyman

    safetyman Clark County, WA Active Member

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    Very innovative. I've seen homemade alcohol stoves before but none that used toilet paper as a wick. I need to try this out sometime...maybe after spaghetti this week.
     
  3. sneakboxer

    sneakboxer NW OR Active Member

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    I have used these in deer blinds in Northern Michigan and there work really good. They don't emit much light and very little to no smoke. But use a tight fitting can and don't over fill them. I once kicked a coffee can half full of alcohol with a roll of TP and lets say it was a very good thing there was snow on the ground...
     
  4. Boomerang

    Boomerang Portland area Active Member

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    What are some alternatives for a wick, instead of using TP?
     
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  5. Asavage270

    Asavage270 eugene Active Member

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    tightly packed cotton will also work as wick but may produce more smoke/ residue. I have used an old sock for a wick before. (clean of course, to avoid un necessary smell)

    TP is however the best wick i have found. Unless of course your limited on amount in which case other wicks can be used.

    wiping with a sock is far less plesant than TP