posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 11:15 PM
reply to post by Starchild23
As per the OP:
He has a propane heater, but the problem is propane. He's out of propane, and so I though I'd put the question to the wilderness-savvy bushwhackers
out there. How do you make homemade propane?
You DO NOT make homemade propane, nor is there anyway whatsoever to refill the little tanks that go to his heater in the wilderness. If he is out of
propane, grab an axe, and go chop firewood. That is what us wilderness-savvy bushwhackers do. We don't use things that require non-replenishable
If he loves his heater, buy many extra tanks, and lug them on your expedition. My advice is to ditch the propane heater entirely. For the price of a
tank re-fill, you can buy a nice double-headed ax, like this:
and then practice using it.
The technique is to chop, and while you are raising it above your head for the next chop, you pivot the axe in your hands, and use the other side for
the next chop. Pivot, repeat, pivot repeat. Once your have your stash of firewood, hone the edge to keep it razor sharp. You'd be amazed at how
easy it is to use. You let the sharpness do all the work and it requires minimal effort with a little practice to produce a nights worth of firewood.
Disclaimer: The edges ARE razor sharp. I have a scar on my left wrist about an inch long from keeping my axe too sharp. Be careful, and use