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Old 12-03-2013, 12:40 PM   #43
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Not that I'll be trying that... but think the benefit of the two pots was to create a chimney effect to have the convection 'suck' the air into the bottom and flow out the top (all 12 btu of it )

I think he would be better served to enclose that COLD sink of a fireplace flue or wall that is next to him !!!! Can't imagine how much cold radiates off it !
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Old 12-03-2013, 09:10 PM   #44
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Transferring heat of a candle from the flame to a container or heat sink only prolongs the energy generated by the candle, it doesn't create more.

When my dad and I hunted we always carried hand warmers powered by lighter fluid. Amazon.com: Zippo Hand Warmer: Sports & Outdoors

When my son played hockey my wife and I used hand warmers that could be used over and over. They have a supersaturated solution in them that a shock starts them changing liquid to solid > heat. Boil and reuse. Heat Wave HW35 Instant Reusable Heat Pack 1 Pair: Medicine Cabinet : Walmart.com
In my car I also keep mylar emergency 'blankets.' Emergency Mylar Thermal Blankets (Pack of 10): Amazon.com: Industrial & Scientific
They take up little more room than a pack of cards and really work - for emergencies.

Thank you, I hadn't thought of the Mylar blankets, somewhere I seem to have heard of them but didn't pay that much attention... and the other suggestions make good sense too...

Looks as if I might have found an alternative to clay pots!!

thanks!
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Old 12-04-2013, 03:50 PM   #45
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Not that I'll be trying that... but think the benefit of the two pots was to create a chimney effect to have the convection 'suck' the air into the bottom and flow out the top (all 12 btu of it )

I think he would be better served to enclose that COLD sink of a fireplace flue or wall that is next to him !!!! Can't imagine how much cold radiates off it !
There is learning, there are erudite pronouncements, there is wisdom on these forums and there is intellectual fluff. Intellectual fluff has a life of its own and it seems that folks can sustain it "ad infinitum".
In less sophisticated circles it is known as "flapping jaws to make wind".
You say "all 12 btu's of it", I was gonna give it benefit of the doubt and say 15 btu's.

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Old 12-07-2013, 05:26 PM   #46
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I say let's build a camper with a wood burning stove and be nice and toasty. Lol
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Old 12-07-2013, 06:04 PM   #47
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We are running 2 1500 watt. Heaters and the fire place.
Btwn the three it is right at 32 amps.
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You say "all 12 btu's of it", I was gonna give it benefit of the doubt and say 15 btu's.

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but, but, but hjs you didn't take into account that I watched an episode of Mythbusters and they said.... blah, blah, blah ...
so my 12 btu's calculation is much closer to the truth
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JohnBoy, since my "estimate" was a WAG (Wild Ass Guess, for the uninitiated), I have to graciously concede and accept you "calculation" of 12 BTUs.

So far the whole thread held the entertainment value of those addicted to Kadashians and Price Is Right.

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A lot of people have taken the time to provide information since the OP asked this question on Nov 20. I think it's rather inconsiderate that he hasn't bothered to log back into the forums since Nov 21.
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A lot of people have taken the time to provide information since the OP asked this question on Nov 20. I think it's rather inconsiderate that he hasn't bothered to log back into the forums since Nov 21.
Some folks like to throw a live wasps' nest into a crowd, just to see what happens.

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Keeping warm on a budget?

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A lot of people have taken the time to provide information since the OP asked this question on Nov 20. I think it's rather inconsiderate that he hasn't bothered to log back into the forums since Nov 21.
Maybe his computer died and with the heating budget................no internet
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A lot of people have taken the time to provide information since the OP asked this question on Nov 20. I think it's rather inconsiderate that he hasn't bothered to log back into the forums since Nov 21.
Maybe he froze??
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Those mylar blankets work great. I was backpacking once and my sleeping bag got soaked. I used two of those mylar blankets that night in my tent and was toasty warm. The only drawback to them is that, if they are the thin, aluminum foil like blankets, they will make a crinkly noise when you turn over at night. It will keep others in your tent and in tents around you awake.
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