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Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by ATCclears, Nov 25, 2012.
Homemade Emergency Canned Heat » Amber Perry Patterns
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.
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...
What are some alternatives for a wick, instead of using TP?
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