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Quick Way to Boil Water

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by RedneckRampage, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. RedneckRampage

    RedneckRampage Newberg Well-Known Member

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    A little tip - Road flares work great for boiling water quickly. I was messing around camping and made some hardboiled eggs in a stainless pan with a flare in just a few minutes. You can get the small, like 10min flares pretty cheap. The smoke smells horrible, so stay up wind.
     
  2. samuelm16

    samuelm16 se pdx Well-Known Member

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    i scored two msr whisperlite international stoves at goodwill for 1.99 a piece they bur unleaded gas white gas and kerosene im still pretty stoked on that score pissed i passed on the goretex mil surp bivy cover for 12.99 though cut a bike lock with road flares once lost years off my eye sight but it eventually worked after five or six
     
  3. knuckle Head

    knuckle Head southeast Well-Known Member

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    I carry several in my vehicles for emergencies. Boaters signal flares can be used to bomb fires too, just be careful you do not over shoot the fire and that the pile of brush is thick enough to keep it traveling through the brush.

    Several years ago I was visiting a friend and his family who live in a trailer where the winter can be brutal, their water pipes froze up that evening and he was afraid the pipes would burst, I pulled out a road flare crawled under the trailer removed the insulation and heated up the pipes, in about 10 minutes water started to flow, I told them to leave them dripping and should not freeze back. Be careful if you try this method around fitting it could melt the solder. I might also add the pipes were copper, this melt plastic pipes in no time.
     
  4. mat33

    mat33 Portland, OR Active Member

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    ROTFL! You can't make this stuff up.
     
  5. nubus

    nubus Guest

    Wow! That was a good score indeed!
     
  6. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    WOW we used to compete in Mountain Man Rendevous and it was common for some one to start a fire with flint and steel and have a 1 quart kettle of water boiling in 6-7 minutes. I think my wife did it once in under 6min. All natural materials.

    And your cooking with road flares ...................................I'll pass.
     
  7. A.I.P.

    A.I.P. UpperUS Active Member

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    Any method that works!
     
  8. knuckle Head

    knuckle Head southeast Well-Known Member

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    When I am cold and wet i just want a fire to warm up, the quicker the better.

    If I need to boil water because of dehydration the quickest and easiest way to do it,is what i am going to do. Whatever it takes.
     
  9. Decker

    Decker My house Active Member

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    1.) Gather wood and make cool looking wood structure
    2.) Toss burning road flare into cool looking wood structure
    3.) Go set up tent and give your wife the sexy raised eyebrow look.
    4.) Cook dinner in nice hot fire.