Make A Mini S'mores Grill. S'mores from the microwave are convenient, but just don't offer that toasty goodness of the open flame. Instructable-r JWilson27 offers a step-by-step to create a mini, safe grill/firepit for inside s'moring.... Materials: (1) Cedar Plank (4) Bolts - 1/4 inch and 2 and 1/2 inches tall (4) Nuts - 1/4 inch (4) Optional washers for the bolts (1) 2.5oz Stainless Steel Condiment Cup (1) Box of cheap toothpick For the s'mores (1) Box of matches (1) Bag of large marshmallows (1) Chocolate Bar (1) Box of graham crackers (1) Bamboo skewers, normally used for shish kabobs Tools: (1) Drill (1) 2 and 1/2 inch drill bit (1) 1/4 inch drill bit (1) Saw Tagged : s'more, grill, fire, cooking, culinary, sweets, chocolate
Videos > Basic Cooking Tutorials How To Make A Survival Stove (Car Heater) With winter coming soon for many of us who live in the colder climates, getting stranded in your car can become a dangerous possibility. As a result, everyone’s emergency car kit should contain the ability to heat your car if you were stranded or holed up waiting the passage of a winter storm. Even if running your engine is an option, you may need to conserve fuel for the return trip. Also, carbon monoxide can build up inside a standing vehicle while the engine is running, even if the exhaust pipe is clear. In this article, I will be demonstrating how you can make your own survival heater for your car that is cheap, safe to use, and easy to construct. What You’ll Need A small empty metal can: You want this to be slightly taller but thinner than a standard roll of toilet paper. How to Put it All Together Prepare the toilet paper: The first step is to take out the central cardboard tube from the toilet paper roll, leaving only the paper behind. Controlling the Burn Rate Video Instructions
Bulk Food Cheap: LDS Storehouses One of my readers had sent me an email last week wanting to know where to find the storehouses run by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (or the Mormon church as we’re sometimes called) in order to buy bulk food for long-term food storage. I thought I’d answer this question in a blog post so that all can benefit from it. I’ll also provide some insight into what they are, what you can find there, and of course where you can find them. What is an LDS Storehouse? For those not familiar with the storehouses, I thought I’d explain what they are and what their purpose is. The LDS storehouses (or Bishop’s Storehouse as we call them) were established as part of the welfare system set up by the Church which aims at providing assistance to needy families and individuals within (as well as outside) the Church. Funding for the welfare program (which includes the storehouses) is provided by donations from Church members. What Can You Find at the Storehouse?
How to Make a Candle Heater With the cold season coming to a close I wanted to share one more survival craft that you can do in order to provide some off-grid heat to a small insulated area with just a candle! I got this idea straight from the HeatStick.com site, where instead of ordering one of their “Kandle Heeters” I decided to make my own and share with you guys how you can too (it cost me about 15 bucks to make compared to 30 dollars (plus shipping) if you were to buy one). How it Works The basic purpose of this heater is to capture the heat given off of a candle flame and to concentrate it into a steel and ceramic radiator assembly. Putting it all Together The process for putting together the candle heater is very simple: What You Need one 4″ ceramic (not glazed) potone 2″ ceramic (not glazed) potone 1 1/2″ ceramic (not glazed) pottwo 1 1/2″ x 1/4″ washersthree 1 1/4″ x 1/4″ washersthree 1″ x 1/4″ washerseight 3/4″ x 1/4″ washersseven 1/4″ nutsone 3″ x 1/4″ bolt Assembly Instructions Making the Stand Test Results
DIY Cheap 100 Hour Candles I am always on the look-out for homemade counterparts to store bought preparations. These DIY ’100 hour candles’ definitely fit the bill. In less than 5 minutes you have an inexpensive, refillable ’100 hour candle’ that will light up your home in the darkest of times. And for you ladies – these homemade alternatives are far more aesthetically pleasing than the store bought versions. So let’s get started. Supplies The supplies you need are pretty straight forward. Just as a side note, it took me forever to find the liquid paraffin. Step One: Create Opening For Wick I used some grass-trimming shears but you can use a knife or any other sharp tool to create your opening. Step Two: Insert Wick Instead of just putting the wick in like a candle, we’re going to place it so that it is doubled over. After having both ends through, pull down so that only a tiny amount of the folded piece of wick remains. Step Three: Pour Paraffin Into Jar Fill up your 1/2 pint mason jar with the liquid paraffin.
How To Heat Your Room For 15 Cents A Day This video shows us an ingenious way to heat a whole room for under 15 cents a day or possibly even cheaper if you find cheaper candles. It’s simple, here’s what you need: Tealight candlesA metal bread panTwo terracotta pots, one smaller than the otherA lighter/matches to light the candles Image: Youtube DIYheatingvideo Related Posts « 22 Medical Studies That Show Vaccines Can Cause Autism Judge who Ruled Raw Milk Illegal In Wisconsin Conveniently Now Works For Monsanto Law Firm »
DIY: Beer Can Into Camping Stove You can whip one of these up in a matter of minutes. They’re so easy to make and they work really well. First find yourself some scissors and a beverage can and then start the above video. This is an inexpensive way to be prepared in the event of a power outage as these stoves give off a lot of heat and have the ability to cook large meals. They also make great holiday gifts for friends and family. For more great repurposing ideas, check out Repurposing 24/7 Image: Vimeo camp stoveDIYRepurposing Related Posts « After Reading This, You’ll Never Look at a Banana in the Same Way Again The Remedy For Everything But Death »
Alternative Heating: Coffee Can Heater Alternative Heating Methods: Coffee Can Heater Posted on October 14th, 2010 by Temporary One of the most requested topics from our “What’s Coming Up Next” post was to discuss some alternative methods of cooling and heating your home. A while back, we gave a little tutorial for how to make a coffee can heater, but we had a reader (David H. from Washington) who has refined and perfected this method and makes it so that the outside of the can doesn’t get too hot to the touch. How to Make a Coffee Can Heater Items Needed: 1 – Empty tuna can (not shown) 2 – 1 lb cans: 1 empty, 1 unopened 1 – # 10 can empty with plastic lid 1 – Roll toilet paper 1 – Can spray foam insulation 1 – Book or small box of matches 1 – Bottle isopropyl alcohol Optional Items: 1 – Empty popcorn tin (Three flavor type) 2 – Additional rolls toilet paper Some observations from David. With four attempts at making the heater, I used about 1.5 cans of spray insulation.
DIY: (Unofficial) Boy Scout Candle Lantern Undoubtedly, most of you have—at one time or another—heard the Boy Scout motto, "Be prepared!" Well, in my 13-year involvement with Scouting, I've found that a big part of being prepared is knowing how to "do more with less" (another phrase that is certainly familiar to MOTHER EARTH NEWS readers). And since I've put a good bit of MOTHER EARTH NEWS wisdom to use in my BSA program over the years, I'd like to help even things up by sharing a Scouting idea with readers. Here's how to put together the no-cost little gadget: Scrounge up a No. 10 tin can or a two-pound coffee can . . . a wire coat hanger . . . an inch-long nail . . . a few inches of fine wire of some sort (copper is excellent for this) . . . a stick or narrow piece of wood about six inches long . . . and a candle stub or one of those short, fat kitchen candles. Now, start work by straightening out the coat hanger, snipping off both curly ends, and cutting the wire in half.
Vintage Portable Ovens: Log Cabin Cooking Last weekend, girls were weilding axes at our log cabin next door. As in “handling a weapon or tool with skill and ease.” You must do that in order to cook on a wood cookstove, and that we did at our Ladies cookin’ on a wood cookstove class. Most of these gals had never chopped wood before, but you’d never know it. While one chopped, the rest of us cheered and before you know it, we had a big stack of cookstove-sized wood of various btu’s … red oak, white oak, and locust. After learning about how to chose, restore, and maintain a vintage stove, we made collards and chow-chow, cheese stuffed ember grilled peppers, corn pone with sorghum syrup and herb rolls baked in a vintage portable stove-top oven. That’s what I want to chat about. Good Housekeeping magazine published an article in 1922 called “Portable Ovens, their Pros and Cons“. Bottom line? My little Everhot will bake a cake over a campfire, an electric burner, and the wood cookstove. Related posts:
Camping Hack: Beer Can Into Easy DIY Popcorn Popper Most of us are used to just grabbing a bag and throwing it in the microwave when we want popcorn. It's easy, convenient, and requires little to no cleanup. But what about those times when you're away from home and don't have access to a microwave? You can buy a popcorn popper specifically made to use over a campfire, but if you don't go camping a lot it's not worth the money or storage space. All you have to do is use sandpaper or another rough surface to scratch up one side of the can, then cut out a flap near the top. Check out CrazyRussianHacker's video to see it step by step. Want more campfire cooking hacks?