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Stay Warm With an Alcohol Stove!

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One of the coldest things on your body during the winter is no doubt, your hands. So what do you do? You go inside and drink some hot chocolate by the fireplace! But, what of there is no fireplace, you're out camping or maybe just too lazy to go inside? For that reason, it is my greatest pleasure to introduce to you, the mini alcohol stove fireplace thingy that's super warm! Ehh, that doesn't work too well, let's just call it The Warminator!

DISCLAIMER:
This uses fire, and fire is dangerous so don't put you hands too close. Also, try not to cut yourself on the aluminum. Play safe, kids. I am not responsible for anything.


 
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Step 1: Tools & Materials

Picture of Tools & Materials
First off, this project is going to be hard, so relax a bit have a green tea or two. (No, seriously you need it for the stove, preferably a tall one)
Tools:
Hammer
Screw Driver (Phillips)
Xacto Knife
Staple
Lighter

Materials:
Two Tall Aluminum Cans
Alcohol
Cotton Balls

Step 2: Prepare the Cans

First, you need to fill the cans up with water, and then put them in the freezer. After about a day it will be frozen enough to cut easily. If this is done correct, due to water expansion there should be a vertical cut along the sides of the cans. Afterwards, take measurements of the pieces for further reference.

Step 3: Cutting the Can

Next, we need to cut the can. First we need to cut the bottom off on the two cans, on should be about 2 cm and the next 2.5 cm. Then make little notches a the top of the cut so we can tear the rest of the can into two about 7 x 21 cm strips. Afterwards you can either shake out the ice or wait for it to melt.
chuckr442 years ago
A girlfriend keeps me warm, but I still have to feed her alcohol. :)
susanrm2 years ago
Cool... I like my penny stove, though. :-)
Diabloscope2 years ago
kool , and you can use to toast marsmellows too ! but I usually just drink alcohol to stay warm and fuzzy !