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Hand Warmer......Portable Stove, However, Whatever.....
I had a short-lived career in the Boy Scouts. I didn't realy fit in and, frankly, it wasn't what I thought it would be. The only cool thing I did was hang out at a jamboree with some bushman while the rest of the scouts got drunk. The bushman was making boiled dadilion greens and bannock. I wish I coudl've learned more from him.
One weekend, all the scouts went on an ice fishing trip. My dad knew it was going to be a cold one. He gave me his ice fishing box with all of his tip-ups, handwarmers, and a "stove" that he made for me. Ox was over today and I was talking about that little stove and I decided to call my dad and ask him how he made it. What I remembered from that day of ice fishing was building banks around my holes, tipping up his box and lighting the little stove. I was the envy of my friends and we all took turns keeping warm.
The old man told me it was easy.......so here it goes.
The Supplies you'll need: A sheet of corrugated cardboard, some parrafin wax, a pot you don't care about and a can. Remember when looking for a can that a lot of "cans" are now made of cardboard with foil lining. You want the real deal, metal based.
Two sticks of parrafin wax - this is a small can.
Throw a couple bricks of parrafin in the pot and melt it down on the stove.
Put the nuts in a bowl and enjoy...
Measure out the cardboard - you want a couple of pieces as tall as the can.
Roll it up.
Add more, if needed. You want it to be tight in the can, but not too tight.
Put it in the can (make sure the can is clean).
Cut off the label.
Swish the wax around, melting it.
Point at it. The power of Mr. Hotel makes it melt faster.
Once the wax is melted, pour it slowly in the container, trying to cover as much area as possible.
Now wait, and let dry.
Once it is dry, give it a try. I started out on the grill.
Viola. You have a little stove/hand warmer heater.
When you're done with it, blow it out. Let the tin cool for a bit, put the cover on and head on down the trail.......
Hope you enjoyed this. It is easy to do!
Pax Domini Sit Semper Vobiscum,
Mike, Oscar, Hotel.......out.