Joy (cithra) wrote,
Joy
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another storm snippet

I meant to mention also under "camping in the living room" that, a la my Bluebirds camp-out in the first grade, I made a camp stove out of a #10 can and Sterno.

Granted, in Bluebirds we called it a Buddy Burner and made the fuel canister out of a tuna can, cardboard and melted paraffin (as described at the link). The Sterno didn't burn as hot as I recalled the paraffin burner doing, but that is just as well considering I was cooking on the hearth of our fireplace - I was still able to boil water for tea, cocoa and soup on it.

There really is something psychological about hot food, I've decided. Obviously a person can survive on foods that aren't heated, and I've even done it inadvertently at times, but I felt infinitely better Friday afternoon with a cup of hot tea in hand.

The paraffin-burner version gets hot enough to cook eggs or french-toast, as I recall.
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