Coffee can heater

by Mike Knight
(Fleahop, Alabama, USA)

While on active duty I discovered the value of carrying a small Coffee can Heater in my alert bag. Consists of: (1) 1 Lb coffee can(with lid), a roll of toliet paper(unscented) 1 16 ounce bottle of alcohol.


Used as follows:

Remove cardboard core from toilet paper and place roll in coffee can.
Pour alcohol in can over toilet paper.
Cover with plastic lid until need to use.


To use, toss match or lighted tinder piece into can(alcohol will not burst into flame, but always be careful when lighting things). Can produces hot smokeless flame. Only top portion of can gets hot, botton of can stays cool.

When done smother fire, wait a minute or two and cover with plastic lid. Pack and go. When using please consider it is an open flame and will require some ventilation for safety. Also do not use plastic lid to smother fire.

This little heater is great as a light source and great little heater to warm hands and heat water without the hassle of gathering wood for quick fire. Enjoy!


Prepare for your wilderness adventure.





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This is a great tip!
by: Biologyguy

I found new paint cans available at Lowe's and Home Depot. Just need to find a bottle to fit inside the roll. The can makes for a really durable kit. There should be plenty of room for other tools.

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Fuel Time
by: Anonymous

Depending on the brand of T.P., amount of alcohol, and weather conditions between 4-6 hrs/roll prepped and used.

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Coffee can heater / cooker
by: Pat

Three ideas:
1. Find an unused paint can. They are snuffable and sealable with the same lid.
2. Metal strapping with pre-drilled holes may be bent into a ring and laid in the groove the lid rests in. This allows heat flow for melting/boiling/cooking. Store the ring in the paint can when not in use.
3. If posible, keep the alcohol in the original bottle until needed, to prevent evaporation.

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Great Tip to share with the group
by: Anonymous

If memory serves me correct the fire will burn about two hours depending on the weather and altitude for those of you who asked.Sad though the coffee cans are now almost all plastic these days.i have found them in thrift stores and always grab a couple when I CAN........LOL

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by: Anonymous

how long will this burn??

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How long will that last?

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Thanks so much for sharing
by: Anonymous

Thank You for the great tip

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