The absolute most basic way to heat food and boil water safely in a small indoor space. In other words, a perfect thing to have in your apartment. These are chafing-style cans from the classic Sterno brand. Each burns for more than 2 hours, and can be put out and reused until all fuel is gone. Burns cleanly and does not emit carbon monoxide or hazardous fumes. Also a good backup to other fuel and cooking solutions.

Sterno 20504 7-Ounce Entertainment Cooking Fuel, 6-Pack

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    Importance: Important, especially as a backup boiling and food-heating solution. Good for apartments and small spaces.

     

    Bottom line: The absolute most basic way to heat food and boil water safely in a small indoor space. In other words, a perfect thing to have in your apartment. These are chafing-style cans from the classic Sterno brand. Each burns for more than 2 hours, and can be put out and reused until all fuel is gone. Burns cleanly and does not emit carbon monoxide or hazardous fumes.

     

    Recommended for: Shelters, vehicle, go-bag. 

     

    No. of units recommended: At least 12 cans in your shelter.

     

    You’ll also need: A lighter or matches.

     

    Be aware: The cans themselves DO get hot, and you can't always see the flame itself. 

  • FIELD NOTES

    We've used these in our own kitchen, simply placing them on the stove burner and placing pots over them. To snuff out the flame, simply cover it with a plate or similar. You can relight them until all the fuel is burned out.

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