GGNZ Meths Campfire

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Instructions for a meths and salt campfire which can be used indoors or when there is a fire ban in place.
Added by the GGNZ Programme Team
from A Guide to Camping - Chapter Two, and available here


Metal bowl or tray
2kg Salt
1/2 litre methylated spirits
Bucket of water


Fill the metal bowl or tray with the salt and soak with the methylated spirits.
Stand the tray on some bricks (or other heatproof base) in a well ventilated area and light with a match.
It will burn for approximately 45 minutes.
The fumes tend to be quite strong when it stops burning - you may want to carry it outside (carefully with an oven mitt or similar)


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