…. burn them.
I had a bad day. No details, thank you, but the only thing that kept me going was the thought of making a homemade alcohol heater when I got home.
If you try this at home, kids, don’t blame me for any damage, alright?
I read a couple of tutorials on the subject of emergency heat. Ever since my friend Kate lost her power over Christmas I’ve been
secretly hoping we’ll lose ours wondering what we would do in the same situation. I’ve got my trusty candle heater and snowsuit, but what else could there be? Short of ripping a hole in our roof and installing a wood stove (which I really, really want to do), this seemed the safest, least-carbon-monoxide-emitting way to go.
Basically, you take the middle out of a roll of toilet paper. You put the de-middled roll in a small metal coffee can. (I only had a tiny green bean can, hence the cutting of a half-used-up roll. The t.p. should be shorter than the can.) The you pour 70% or 91% isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol on it until it soaks it up and is no longer dry (you can use a little more), then…….(drum roll)….. light it on fire!!! The t.p. is a wick, and burns the alcohol. There are some things to know, but I certainly won’t remember them. Check here if you’re interested.
My camera didn’t show the fire terribly well, so no ‘after’ shot. I was impressed with the flames (they’re hard to see – so be careful), but a bit disappointed in the heat output. Apparently this will keep you alive in your car, but good luck not setting your car on fire, I say.
I think it may need modification…… like a giant Kandle Heater thingie!!!