boiling water-the complicated way

Discussion in 'Water Filtering & Storage' started by qwerty, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. qwerty

    qwerty New Member

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    if a bowl/cup was made out of wood and an outer coating was made of adobe for it, would it be possible to boil water in this over a fire?
     
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  2. allen_idaho

    allen_idaho Well-Known Member

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    probably. But you would have to keep in mind that you are covering your bowl in clay, straw and animal crap. Not something that really instills a sense of sanitation, to me.
     

  3. backlash

    backlash Well-Known Member

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    I doubt it would ever get hot enough to boil.
    Wood is a poor conductor of heat.
    You can boil water in a paper bag.
     
  4. NaeKid

    NaeKid YourAdministrator, eh?

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    An "old" campfire trick is to use paper-cups, put in 3/4 spoon-full of coffee-grounds (Nabob, Folgers, etc), fill with water and place on a grill over a morning fire. The coffee will brew in the cup - you just need to remove the ashes and your coffee is ready. Strain out the grounds with your teeth :wave:
     
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  5. mosquitomountainman

    mosquitomountainman I invented the internet. :rofl:

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    You can add hot rocks to the water to bring it to a boil. It actually works pretty good.
     
  6. 11D20

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    Also, right before you pull it off the fire, throw an egg into it and stir it quickly....That will gell the coffee grounds~!
     
  7. saintsfanbrian

    saintsfanbrian Liberty or Death!!!!

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    I've seen water boiled in a plastic bottle before. The water temp keeps the plastic from melting.