|Tom A ||
Posted 02-21-2003 at 04:27:32
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The question about the fuel oil drip stoves made me think about the old Army Immersion Heaters, and how handy one would be here. If you've never seen one, it was a contraption that clamped on the side of a big trash can, and dripped gasoline into a burner at the bottom of the can. You could boil 30 gallons of water in about 5 or 10 minutes with one...they would be great for cleaning or butchering.
I know the Army had many problems with them--if you did not know how to light one properly you could really get hurt. *BUT* if you did it right, they were great things.
Has anybody seen one lately, or know where to get one? I've periodically looked on ebay but never saw one.