Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Alternate Stove Test Photos
I wrote about this stove yesterday, and told how to make it with just a salt container and motor oil. After letting it "cure" for about 4 hours, so the oil would impregnate all the cardboard, I took it outside and lit the cotton wick with just one kitchen match. Easy!
After it burned brightly for half an hour, surprising both me and my partner, I put it out with this aluminum pan. I'll test it again, using a pot support and can to boil water in. Lets see how much more burn time it will give me!
This project is inspired by the movie The Road. I also read the book by Cormac McCarthy. It will inspire you to learn how to utilize the least of all things, combining and experimenting to shape something of value.
Surviving is a journey, not a destination.