Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Stone Boiling Water In A Plastic Container
Stone Boiling Water In A Plastic Container:
I have been thinking about the premise of boiling water without a metal container as unfortunately everywhere we go these days you find trash (usually in the form of plastic bottles). So undertook a mission to boil water several different ways using a plastic container and those items I could find in nature (note this is never a first option and is only a fall back plan if a metal container is not available). First off lets talk about stone selection. DON'T use any bedrock (i.e. sand stone and other porous rocks) as they will explode when exposed to extreme heat. Granite is one of the best materials for this endeavor and I was able to find it laying around in several locations. Ideally you need 3-4 rocks to bring your water to a boil; however, if you superheat one large rock it will also do the trick quite well. Just as a brief note if you are using a plastic container this is probably the best medium to ensure your continued use of that container going forward as you can get countless stone boils out of a plastic container but usually 1 or 2 out of a traditional boil over a fire.
2) Retrieve your rock from the fire utilizing tongs, two metal objects (wear gloves), two sticks (a "Y" shaped stick on each side will help you control the rock better) or any other medium which you prefer.
3) Shake off any loose soot from the rock (or blow the soot off) then place the rock directly into the container full of water.
5) Finished product.... user beware this is one hot beverage!
6) Just a quick video to show you how effective of a boil this method gives you inside your plastic container.
As always there are several ways to accomplish this task and if you have a better way please share it with me as we are all here to learn together! Feel free to comment or ask any questions you may have.