DIY Pop Can Lamp

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Introduction: DIY Pop Can Lamp

Very simple and is made of materials that you can find around the house. Enjoy!

Step 1: Materials

1. A pop can
2. Paper towel
3. Bar-B-Q starter fluid(any liquid fuel will do)

Step 2: Preparing to Light

First you have to bend the tab off the can and add about 1/2 to 3/4 full of fuel. Now it is time to create the wick. Get three squares of paper towel and roll it up then fold it in 1/2 and yours should look like the one in the picture. Now stuff it in the can so the fold is sticking out so it looks like the one in the picture.

Step 3: Light It Up

Before you light it up you can let it sit and wait for the fuel to reach the tip of the wick or you can quickly tip it over 1 or 2 times and then light it.

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If you used patrolium (sp?) jelly it should last longer than the feul. I have not tried this personally but my husband has a survival book that said it. Maybe a thing to think about. You would just coat the paper towel with it.

how long does it last

till the paper towel burnes out (lol)

 no after it uses all the fuel then it will burn the paper towel

could some1 fill an airsoft hopper with lighter fluid, put a flame on a stick at the end (far enough out to prevent flame going up the barrel), and shoot it. sorry for the random post, tell me what happens, i am not responsible for the damage you will undoubtedly do

I'm afraid of the fire going up the nozzle

There's always a risk. If you want to be safe get a steel screen and epoxy it over the end of the nozzle. The flame won't travel past it. And if you're really going to be safe, use denatured alcohol, it won't eat through the plastic of the Super Soaker.