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  1. DIY - Do It Yourself
    I'm looking for an alcohol heater that would run 8 hours. It appears HeatMate 5200 and the Dometic Origo 5100 are no longer made. Anyone have any ideas for an 8 hour run time? Walmart has an Origo 5100 but that appears to be the last of the stock. A DDG search revealed multiple sites are out of...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    My back up plan for heat was to use a vent less propane heater from my ice shack in my home. Since so many people here recommend kerosene heaters I decided to give one a try. I bought a used one from a friend (Aladdin temp-rite 15) When I tried to light it produced tons of smoke and would go...
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have used kerosene heaters for about 5 years. They have actually been the primary daytime winter heat source for the last 2 years or so. Never heard of using diesel but just came across it and plan to try it. It is about half the price of kerosene ($2.35 vs $4.98 in my area). From what I have...
  4. DIY - Do It Yourself
    So I did a little searching and could find anything on making a waste oil drip heater. I have seen several on youtube but no plans, tips, and improvments. Ive seen them done with brake rotors and propane tanks. Does anyone have plans for one or built one in the past. the propane tank...
  5. DIY - Do It Yourself
    For all of us who are adults, we understand the dangers of fire in an enclosed space. (That was the disclaimer, so if you do not understand, get some TP and isopropyl and stop reading…) Like most of the people on this forum, I have experimented with a variety of heat sources for emergency...
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have decided on using propane for my post SHTF fuel. It will be used for cooking and heating when wood is not appropriate. Also as a light source if need be. My concern is what is the most economic way to aquire it. Up until now, I have been stocking the 1 lb disposables at about $2.50 apiece...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    So I posted a request for information and suggestions on kerosene heaters over here but a few people thought I would be better off with a propane heater instead. So what are your thoughts on a good indoor propane heater? Something that can use a standard tank [from what I've read so far they...
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I live in a small city in an apartment. I have no fireplace. In a long term power failure in wintertime, is there any way I can survive the cold? this is electric heat so if there was a long term power failure what could I do? right now its -22 C, which is about -7 F I think. I turned the heat...
  9. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I am building a small cabin and I would like some suggestions on a wood burning stove to cook and on and heat with. I am in Middle Georgia and it will only be 900 sq.ft. so heat control is important so we don't get run out of the house with heat. I am also looking for a Solar kit that will run...
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Looking for recommendations on a well built and portable camping/emergency propane stove/oven. I would like to be able to use this in the house in the event we loose our electric stove do to an outage. Would like to use propane gas cylinders. Any and all comments/recommendations are welcome...
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I love this thing. Just got it from Wallmart for $85. Now I have to stockpile propane canisters. What's the safest way to do that. I was thinking of keeping them under the bed.:eek: Any one have any experience with THESE...
  12. DIY - Do It Yourself
    Ok so this was posted as a response to another thread but i thought i should be in the DIY section so im reposting it.
  13. Reviews & Questions For Vendors
    Here are instructions for making your own alcohol space heater for emergencies. It does create CO2 but not CO, so be careful. http://www.spiritburner.com/fusion/showtopic.php?tid/7910/post/70518/ Scroll down and the instructions are posted as an image.
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=13644-88644-RMC-KFA75TL&lpage=none So why can't you operate those in the house if needed?
  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I plugged the dimensions of the cabin I have plans for into a heating calculator, and found out that I will require about 39,000 BTUs per hour to keep the entire house warm, and about 1/2 that figure per floor. It will be two floors, with the upstairs being just a bit smaller than the down...
  16. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I think this was wicked cool. Super Cheap. On my to do list. VW home made solar air heater/finished Article with more specifics http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2007/04/26/almost-free-garage-heat-just-drink-a-lot-of-soda/
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