Emergency Cook Stoves or Paint Can Heaters!
To make this project you will need:
1 New Gallon-Sized Paint Can with Lid
1 New Quart-Sized Paint Can with Lid
1 Roll of Toilet Paper (cheap toilet paper works best)
1 Small Box of Matches
1 Paint Can Opener
1 Bottle of Alcohol
1 4x4 Tile
1 Bottle Opener
Label and Instructions (PDF included below)
Squish the toilet paper roll so that it will fit inside of the quart-sized paint can.
(It's a little tight, but I promise it fits!)
Push it all the way down into the can.
Pour alcohol over the top of the toilet paper to saturate it.
I used 16 ounces.
Remove the center of the toilet paper roll.
It should come out very easily once the toilet paper has been saturated.
Place the lid on the quart can.
Make sure it is tightly closed!
Use the can opener to make vents in the bottom of the gallon-sized paint can.
Use a sharp bottle opener to keep from denting the can.
Mine was a little dull!
Punch vents in the top as well.
If you do dent the can, just push it back out with your fingers.
Make sure you watch the sharp edges.
Add the paint can opener to the handle.
Attach the handle to the can.
Place the above items into the gallon-sized paint can and seal the lid.
To use the heater or camp stove:
Remove the small can, the tile, and matches.
Open the lid of the quart can and light the toilet paper with a match.
Place the gallon-sized can upside down over the top.
This creates a cooking surface.
You can also cook without the gallon-sized can
if you want to roast marshmallows or hot dogs.
The toilet paper won't burn, and so when your alcohol burns out - just refill it!
Now you're ready for SMORE'S!