People across the United States are experiencing unusual and severe winter weather and many have lost power or are vulnerable to losing power. As such, we thought it would be appropriate to share the instructions for this DIY Emergency Heater from our very own Joni Hilton.
See the instructions in the video below:
Maryann TaylorFebruary 22, 2021
My husband and I made these for our emergency storage. We were so glad we had them when we experienced a severe windstorm. It was winter, very cold, and our power was out for several days. These little "heaters" were such a blessing. If you buy the small paint cans, they come with a paint can lid so you can seal them, and you can reseal them when you are finished for later use. We taped a quarter on the bottom of the paint cans to open the lid. Perfect! If you have children, you CANNOT leave these unattended ever. Obviously, care needs to be taken to light them in a very open space without any curtains near or anything else that could ignite. They need to be extinguished before you go to bed, of course. Some of the comments here reflect unnecessary fears. They are very safe to use indoors.
GaryFebruary 20, 2021
The flash point of isopropyl alcohol or any alcohol is so low that in my opinion this is a very dangerous use of the product. Your fire department and homeowners insurance would probably never approve of this.