Now that the cold season has arrived, you may need heat in areas where there are no conventional heating systems or power. Many folks have found the “TP” (toilet paper) heater works real well, especially for initial heating or occasional heating to be more comfortable, or, in emergency situations, to stay alive. It’s really simple to make with only a few items. In the photo you’ll see what I use – an empty large tin can with cut-out lid, a roll of toilet paper, some isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol, and matches. Because of the can’s size, I removed the core of the TP, crushed the remaining hole closed, and slide the paper into the can all the way to the bottom. I pour the alcohol evenly over the top of the paper, then drop a lit match on top to ignite it. For safety measures I first place the can in a bowl on an open oven door or clear fireproof surface. I use the can lid to snuff out the flame when I want to extinguish it. These items can be carried as a kit in the back of your car for emergency situations. Always be careful with flammable liquids, and be sure to have adequate ventilation to avoid asphyxiation.