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How To Improvise a Cooker

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A quick way to improvise a cooker in a power or grid outage, is to use some items which are available in most homes and some waxy cotton fuel rocks as the energy source.
What you'll need: 
4 empty tin cans
An empty biscuit or sweets tin
Waxy cotton fuel rocks
The grill from your oven
Matches, lighter or firesteel
Frying pan or cooking pot
1: 
Arrange the four cans in a square so that they can act as a support for the grill from your oven.
2: 
Place the empty (open) biscuit or sweets tin in the centre of the four cans, so that it will be in a good position to supply heat to a pot/frying pan which is placed on the grill.
3: 
Place a waxy cotton fuel rock in the biscuit/sweets tin and light it.
4: 
When the fuel rock is burning well, place the grill onto the four cans so that it sits securely.
5: 
Place the frying pan/cooking pot on top of the grill so that the flames are underneath it and begin cooking.
Conclusion: 
This is a very easy way to improvise a cooker. The waxy cotton fuel rocks do not burn as hot as hexamine fuel but will burn for 10 - 15 minutes depending on size.They leave a little soot on the bottom of the cooking utensils but this can be cleaned off. I cooked a fried egg on the one in the picture no problem at all and boiled water for a cup of tea using the same set up. The table was not scorched either.They give off a little smoke but not a serious amount.
Tips: 
Fuel rocks can be made by melting candle wax in a pot and soaking cotton wool in it and then allowing them to cool
A natural string wick can be added to the fuel rocks while they are cooling to aid ignition
Warnings: 
Don't leave naked flames unattended
Keep a fire extinguisher handy

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