Emergency Preparedness – Make A Dirt Stove
Emergency cooking can be simple as dirt, if you have the right stuff.
Highly refined (Jet A or Jet B) kerosene is clear as water because sulfur and ash that typically color this fuel have been removed. This heavy oil-based fuel does not evaporate or produce explosive fumes and must be wicked to burn. It contains ten times more BTUs of heat per gallon than lighter LP gasses.
To make the stove, use any empty can smaller in diameter than the one you have food in to be cooked. Punch 1/4th inch holes around the open top and closed bottom rims of the can (for air ventilation) and fill the can to 1/3rd with loose, dry dirt (peaked, not level) Pour 1/4 cup of Jet grade kerosene on the dirt and light. It won’t explode and will light like a candle as the dirt wicks the fuel upward for cooking. It won’t smoke if you are using Jet grade fuels obtainable only at fuel distributors found in the Yellow Pages.
For more information contact (your emergency preparedness specialist).
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