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Staying warm at home

ShelterPosted by Judageddon Tue, February 03, 2015 11:44:38
Hello Fellow Survivors,

As the weather is playing up and the winters biting down, I thought it would be best to dedicate this week to not freezing. I was surprised how hard it was to find tips that weren't either...

Impractical - "Heat yourself better this winter by changing your energy supplier to..."

Expensive - "Simply turn up your heating."

A little bit obvious - "Drink warm drinks and wear more clothes."

I suppose the wear more clothes suggestion has some value. More layers of clothes are better than one thick layer. It's all about trapping warm air, I understand.

But let's say you've closed the curtains, insulated windows and doors, wrapped up and you're still cold. You should try a candle heater.

Placed in the middle of a room, on a table, the candle heater uses over turned terracotta plants pot to radiate the heat of four tea-lights. If you don't think there's much heat in four tea-lights, try holding your... no, take my word for it. Like any heater, the candle heater is hot to the touch, should not be left unattended, and should be allowed to cool before handling.

See how to build a candle heater, and evidence of the heat it produces here:

Thanks for reading, and keep surviving

Judageddon out.

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