While I am waiting for the possibility of someone capable of installing my woodstove – and with time to do it – in between winter storms, I am thinking about heating Komorebi. Hmm.
I’ve been reading about camping heaters and camping cookers.
From what I’ve read of capacity and precautions, it seems to me that (as usual) simple is best.
Here’s the combo I think will work without getting cluttered with lots of gubbins I then have to store and maintain.
- A flowerpot heater – this is effective of taking off the chill if 4+ nightlights are used – or a tin of bio-ethanol fuel gel would do the job nicely.
- Bio-ethanol fuel gel for boiling kettles and cooking.
- Hot drinks and hot water bottles for staying personally warm.
Also, I think a plate chandelier would do for both space heat and light. I wish I’d taken a photo, I made this by mistake. For Christmas someone gave us a set of short stubby candles – there were about ten in the box. I set them all in a ring in a deep dinner plate, thinking they’d look pretty all burning in a ring. They did, but in no time at all their combined heat caused them to turn into one ginormous multi-wick shallow plate chandelier. It kept going all day and all evening and used up all the wax most efficiently. It was pretty and gave out excellent ambient warmth and light.
As with all living flames, one has to remember they are a breathing being and ensure adequate ventilation. Komorebi has one opening window.
At the moment the Badger is off work and I’ve had a lot of commitments keeping me out and about or with family or earning money, but once life settles down to normal in the new year, I can experiment.
But I don’t think I will need any other gizmos.