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Priming Wick Made from Household Materials An alternative to using a priming pan or a fibreglass wick wrap on your drinks can stove.
You will need... Needle-nose pliers with wire cutters (or Leatherman) 1 bolt, 5 or 6mm diameter (I used M6) Thin, bendable wire like snare wire Loft insulation A ...
Wind the wire around the bolt to make a coil or spring. Keep the wire exactly in the threads of the bolt. You will need around 50-60 turns, ...
Unscrew the bolt from the coil. Stretch out the coil to length - as evenly as possible. The length should be half the circumference of your stove.
Twist up small, tight wads of loft insulation, and screw them clockwise into the wire coil. Use the tent peg (or similar poking tool) to compact the insulation. ...
Roll the wick with your flat hand, on something like an old towel. It's like rolling a "snake" out of modelling clay! Also roll it between your palms. ...
Bend the wire ends as shown, to keep the insulation in and to create hooks for the handle. It is best if the ends are under the coil ...
The handle is a length of wire with small hooked ends to hold the wick. The grip is a double loop made around a marker pen or similar, ...
Fill your stove with the required amount of alcohol fuel ... Stretch the wick over the stove. Soak the wick with alcohol fuel. Light it! You know that ...
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