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Old 10-14-2011, 05:56 AM   #1
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I went to go out in the woods this morning it was cold and so I stopped into wally world and walking through the sporting section I grabbed a couple of cans of Sterno. Best stuff I've ever used to start a fire, I just piled up a bunch of wet branch's over the can in the fire pit lite the can and after 10 minutes the entire wet pile of branch's lit up, got a nice fire going even though it started to rain.
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Old 10-14-2011, 06:01 PM   #2
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Good thinking Unclebear. I used to use that a lot 30 yrs ago but had forgotten. We have a bunch of partial cans here at work left over from a catered dinner. Now I know how to recycle them.
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They sell sterno at Wally world? Wow, I'll have to snag some. Is it under a different name or anything?
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They sell sterno at Wally world? Wow, I'll have to snag some. Is it under a different name or anything?
Look for it in the camping dpt. I saw "sterno" there today.

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They sell it in the pots and pans area at our store. For chaffing dishes to use.
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Ah well, I'll just browse. There's always something at Wally world I need.
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A member here already did a DIY on how to make your own (better) sterno cans!!!

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f51/diy-make-your-own-better-sterno-cans-40232/
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A member here already did a DIY on how to make your own (better) sterno cans!!!

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f51/diy-make-your-own-better-sterno-cans-40232/
ill have to try that using bacon grease.
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Sternos work fantastic. I used to work for a catering company and I would always take home a bunch of left over ones to use on camping trips. I need to grab a few to stuff in the bug out bag.
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I used to work for Cisco systems near Raleigh Durham NC, and they got catered food all the time, and that's where I used to get sternos.

Trez, thats a great idea, I think I've got an article on that in a backwoodsman magazine.
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