(SurvivalDaily.com) – Space heaters are great for warming concentrated areas. One downfall, however, is that space heaters need electricity to work. Or do they?
Space heaters from the store can be expensive and require electricity to operate, so why not build your own? A DIY heater is certainly cheaper and requires absolutely zero power. It’s a win-win.
You can get hours of heat from a space heater that took you a half hour to make. Your first step is to build a base for a brick pyramid, four bricks arranged in a square. Take another four bricks and arrange them on top of the foundation bricks, making an octagon shape.
Now, place three bricks in a square shape with the same orientation as the foundation; the missing fourth brick should create an opening into the hollow pyramid. Take two more bricks and set them on top to provide a roof for the structure.
To heat your area, place small tin cans filled about ⅔ of the way with 70% isopropyl alcohol and place them inside the pyramid. Light them with a match. They’ll ignite easily, and you’ll have a burn time of about 20-30 minutes.
That timeframe may not seem like much to heat a room, but the bricks will absorb the heat and radiate it for hours, even after the fire is out.
Staying warm is especially important when the weather gets cold; being able to heat your home without power is a great advantage to have. Check out how you can survive a power outage during the winter months, and at least you’ll have a source of heat!
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