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PennyWise Hint: Emergency Heater

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Emergency Heater

You will need:

1 gallon tin can with the paper label removed ( a 3 pound coffee can will work)

1 roll of toilet paper with the cardboard center removed

1 16 oz. bottle 70% rubbing alcohol

2 or 3 books of matches

A piece of heavy duty aluminum foil (large enough to fit over the top)

If you need to use it:

Put the toilet tissue roll in the can, pour the whole bottle of alcohol over the tissue and let it soak completely (about 10 minutes).  Now you can light the heater.  This does have an open flame so you need to set it where coats, caps and other things won't catch fire.

Only the top 1/3 of the can will get hot so it can sit on the car seat.  When it gets too hot, use the foil to put the fire out, then cover the can with a plastic lid to preserve the alcohol fumes.

This will burn continuously for 9 hours.  You will need to have the window cracked in order to fuel the fire.

 

 

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