Friday, 11 January 2008

Boiling water without a cooking pot

You may need to boil water for cooking or to purify it and to do this it is not necessary to have a metal cooking pot. If you have with you or can find a glass or plastic bottle, this can be utilised as a vessel to boil water.

Remove some embers from your fire and then fill the bottle with water and place in the embers (do not put a lid on the bottle!!!). The glass will not crack or the plastic melt because the water absorbs the heat from the fire. You must ensure that any flames do not go higher than the water level and that the bottle does not boil dry.

Here I am boiling water in a plastic bottle.

and here is a piece of video of me boiling water in a glass bottle.


torjusgaaren said...

One can as you may know, in bark or paper too. It works great as long as you don't let the flames lick above the waterline.

jonathan said...

This is quite amazing! I never knew this was possible! Thanks!

Survival Chick said...

Very cool!