Emergency Fire

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  1. Bushman5

    Bushman5 Member

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    whipped this up today, a compact flammable portable fire / heat / light source, something to stash in the 4x4 for emergencies

    started with an empty lidded tobacco can , filled with stove pellets and wax soaked lampwick

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    melted a 65/35% mix of white candle wax and Crisco and filled the can to the brim

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    let it cool and set, then folded the wicks over and snapped the lid on it.

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    now its ready for an emergency. Just pop the lid, pull up the wicks and light.
     
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    Sweet idea! Where do you get the stove pellets?

    I've carried a sterno can along with other fire methods for the last few years in winter. This seems like it'd fit the same principle without the fear of spilling sterno napalm.
     
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    home depot, lowes, hardware stores. Most carry the fireplace pellets this time of year. Makes great bedding or cat litter too.....$6 for 40lbs VS $25 for 5 lbs at the pet store.
     
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    could this also be made with fatwood or charcoal instead of pellets?
    or even saw dust?
     
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    yes, yes, and yes.

    :cool:
     
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    thanks for the info.
     
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    another one, made with lighter fluid soaked charcoal briquettes , candle wicks and a mix of pine/spruce pitch, paraffin , Crisco and beeswax.

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    i'll be lighting this one at Hobo Camp this weekend.
     
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    I am going to try this thanks
     
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    I'd like to see one of these in a 55 gallon drum
     
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    oh hell yes....
     

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