Introduction: How to Make VOTPAA.
VOTPAA was born.
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Step 1: Gather Ingredients
To make VOTPAA, you only need a few simple ingredients.
Vegetable oil (It doesn't really matter about what sort, but usually canola or soy bean oil burns with the least smell)
Methylated Spirits (Once again, not too picky, it only needs to be pure enough to burn. So HEET, rubbing alcohol and almost any other sort will work)
Some sort of container. I found that glass is best, but plastic will do.
Step 2: Shred Toilet Paper.
This step is optional, but it works better if you do.
Simply tear/shred the toilet paper into strips and loosely put it into the container. You need more than you think.
Step 3: Add Toilet Paper to Oil.
Once again, pretty easy.
Add the shredded paper to the oil and agitate it. I used the other end of a sharpie. (Toilet paper isn't the only thing you can use. Any absorbent fiber will work.)
You have added enough fiber when you can pick it up gently with only a small amount of oil dripping out. You should be able to squeeze out a fair amount of oil. Adjust the amount of oil/fiber to achieve this ratio.
Step 4: Add Alcohol
Now the alcohol is added.
Add about 1/4 of a jar of alcohol, enough for it to light easily but not too much.
Again, any flammable alcohol is suitable, but you may need more/less depending on the strength.
Let it soak in and then stir/shake vigorously to thoroughly mix the alcohol and oil.
Step 5: Done!
I took this on a 3 day hike to cook food on, and found it a bit slow, but that was also the stove & pot's fault.
It is amazing to light fires with, as you just chuck a blob under a bundle of kindling and away it goes. I'm sure there are many uses for this, and it's a very versatile fuel. You could replace the vegetable oil with some other kind of oil you have handy, or adjust the ratios. I will post some pictures of it burning at a later date.
Please rate and comment, and feel free to make suggestions or alterations as you see fit.
*This is a fuel. Treat it as such. This will burn you if you aren't careful. I'm not responsible for anything you do with this.*