Easy Dime/Soda Can Alcohol Stove

 

This looks like a small home-made Sterno stove, except the the fuel is not as neat. You will still have to carry a supply of denatured alcohol somehow.

It reminds me of another DIY project I saw using a (New, unused) paint can with lid, available in most hardware stores. The can was to be filled with as much of a roll of TP as would fit snugly, without the hard paper core. Once the TP was in the can, it was covered with whatever kid of alcohol you could find. (Although the higher ‘proof’ alcohols would undoubtedly burn hotter, I’m sure a lower proof would work just as well to heat up the interior of a car.) The lid was used to cover the opening, governing the burn and thus the heat output. The heater, used as suggested in the DIY, was to be kept sealed and covered in the trunk or back floorboard of your car for emergencies, such as when stranded out of gas in your car in freezing weather.
It would probably work, just be sure to open the windows a little to allow the Carbon Monoxide to escape.

You could certainly go out and buy a Sterno stove and a few cans of prepared fuel. And it might be a good idea to get you started. But in the long run having one or more of the home made versions handy makes sense. Mainly because the Sterno products cost a good bit more, and the gelled Sterno fuel runs out quickly. I, for one, would rather pay the low cost for a lowly gallon of rubbing alcohol (which has other uses), or even the denatured alcohol suggested, than the HIGH price of Sterno fuel. Then there’s the fact that Sterno fuel can end up tossed out in the trash, adding to our “Carbon Footprint”. The little Dime or Soda can stove gets reused, and even the fuel container can get refilled.

Just a thought.

SB

here’s the video addy on youtube

http://youtu.be/5Okm_irIXFw

Be a Hero – Be Prepared for the Worst

Be a Hero

You never know when the bottom is going to fall out. Our economy is failing. Obama has led the nation to the brink of a new depression and China is happily waiting to bail us out i.e. take over and lead us to a new world order under the brilliant flag of the Red Star. Now, I’m not an oracle or prophet of doom and gloom. I never believed the world would end on December 21st, 2012 when the Mayan long count calendar came to an end. But I do believe that we have gotten our selves into a mess and if we don’t change quickly and drastically, there may not be any help for us.

It scares me to think that our only option for President is a man who has no clue what he will do once he is President. He and his pretty wife are completely out of touch with the working class. He contradicts himself depending on his audience so that no one, including himself, has any idea what his platform is.

No, I don’t think Romney is the answer any more than Obama is.  By the way, what the hell is Romney’s full name? What is Mitt short for? Is it Dermitt? McDermitt? Mitchell? If so, that REALLy scares the crap out of me. A president who doesn’t give a crap about us, very likeable, very rich and slick as snake oil. (Ok, not so slick. If he was all that, he would act a little more presidential in the debates instead of interrupting and arguing.)

By the way, I didn’t vote for Obama, so I’m not in his camp either.

So, what IS the answer.

Honestly, I don’t know. I’m thinking maybe we better find Jesus again. Speaking of camps, the world has fallen so far away from Jesus that if He is real, He’s gonna be super-pissed. Be prepared to get your toes toasted. I saw a kid in Walmart the other day wearing a “Bad Religion” t-shirt. It had a circle with a diagonal line and a cross inside. I think it’s a band or something, but I still felt like punching him out.  People like him are what’s killing the world.  Maybe those crazy-ass Islamic dudes are right. Maybe we are the infidels. Makes you think. After seeing that, I went to church for the first time in 20 years. I figure that maybe Jesus needs a little backup. I’ll be in His army if He’ll have me. If you’re walking down the middle of the road, you should choose a side before you get run over.

This morning I noticed the ready.gov advertisement once again being aired on ESPN. “Be a hero” is their tag line. I believe that for the next four years and for a good while after, the answer is US folks. We will have to look after ourselves, be prepared, don’t trust in technology, expect it to fail, because whoever wins the election, we’re screwed. We had better be prepared. My motto?

Hope for the best, prepare for the worst. It always has been.

Thanks for reading.

Michael Stonebear

Welcome to Stonebear’s “Crazy World of Hours”

Welcome to Stonebear’s  This Crazy World of Hours blog. Honestly, I started this blog out of pure morbid fascination and sheer daily, stomach wrenching dread of the absolutely insane happenings in the world today. I guess I have some small right to speak since my birthday is 9-11 and ‘Osama’ chose my birthday to fell the great towers back in 2001. My 40th birthday by the way.

Now the whole Muslim extremist world runs around acting like morons, screaming, ranting and raving how they hate Mickey Mouse, Old McDonald’s Duck, and that Snow White is just one of the 72 virgins waiting for them when they die. More than likely, Snow White will be the only 72 year old virgin waiting for them when they die.

That’s just a joke, people of the Islamic faith. Get over it.

Take a moment and think. How ludicrous would it be if we got to the Pearly Gates and told the Supreme Being, whatever you call him (or her) that our world ended cause some dude with a cartoon movie trailer pissed off some dudes with no sense of humor and they ended up blowing up the world with a shitload of homemade dirty bombs? lol. That’s what Susan Rice said anyway. We all know better now of course.

Once again on the same auspicious date as that chosen by the late, deep-sixed former leader of the defunct clan of hillbillies known as al Qaeda. They’re all going around tearing ass through American embassies, on American soil because they don’t think we have the balls to do anything about it. Well, apparently my Muslim infidels, the Americans are showing you how much tolerance YOU should be exhibiting as a true Muslim when you are attacked. You see it as weakness when you should be accepting it as turning the other cheek. But there will come a time however, very soon, when the cheek gets red,  swollen, bloodied, and stinging, and marked with little fingerprints that the Grizzly that is America will turn and face you, reach out with its 4 inch claws and take a powerful swipe at you, gouging a deep swathe out of your narrow ass, leaving you bloodied and wondering what the fuck just happened.

Wake up and straighten up. Get your act together. Time is running out.