TEA LIGHT HOME HEATER
Women like security. With the increase in natural disasters, having a stash of handy tools is a good idea; and I have friends who feel the same way. If the electricity is off for a protracted time, there are simple ways to keep warm, cook dinner, make a hot cup of coffee or tea, and generally keep control of the situation. This post is about keeping warm.
I am putting together a little Tea Light Home Heater kit for some birthdays. Here is all you need:
- loaf pan [$1 at Dollar Tree]
- pack of 16 tea lights [$1 at Dollar Tree]
- small box of matches [$1 for a multiple pack at Dollar Tree]
- medium terra cotta pot with hole in bottom [$1.77 at WalMart]
- Place 4 tea lights in center of loaf pan
2. Place pot on loaf pan, centered over tea lights
3. Heater is ready to use. Simply remove the pot to light the tea lights and replace.
HOW DOES IT WORK? The pottery pot magnifies the heat of the candles and acts like a chimney. All heat is drawn up into the pot, which when it heats, radiates the warmth into the room. One of these will keep a small room warm for several hours–not piping hot, but warm. A couple of these would help keep a bedroom warm in winter for sleeping and is safe as the candles are contained in metal. Cost: Under $4.