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11/30/2011 / thriftomancer

Introducing, Flammable Week!

It finally happened. After yesterday’s miserable, day-long gyre of wind and rain (that turned to snow after the sun went down) we have the first snowfall of 2011.

Looks pretty, but (thanks to the preceding rain) the layer of ice under all that snow makes any attempt at locomotion on it nearly lethal. Thankfully there’s only a few inches of the stuff. Most roads were nice and clear by sunrise. (Leaving just my driveway and walk as deathtraps.)

In the face of on coming winter, I got to thinking: What is the traditional, nay, primal reaction to the advent of deathly cold and darkness? The instinctive course of action taken by our ancestors for millions of years when they felt the chill winds of winter swirl through their homes?

If you answered “burn things” then you’ll enjoy the next few posts.

That’s right, in the near future many a thing will be going up in flames. Constructive flames.

Welcome to Flammable Week! (Kind of like Shark Week. Only there aren’t any sharks. Instead, I light things on fire. It’ll probably take more than a week too, so let’s just forget that I even mentioned Shark Week.)

I’ll be scouring the web to collect resources and tutorials on combustion-related topics and projects; such as candle making, how to build and efficiently start various types of campfires, fire safety (of course), ect. I’ve not planned any projects that go boom (As that violates a rather lengthy list of laws in my locale. Imagine.), but we’ll definitely have some fun playing with matches.

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  1. Beth / Dec 4 2011 7:02 pm

    Snow is beautiful — as long as you don’t have to actually live in it. I used to live where it snowed, no longer, and I don’t miss it at all.
    Looking forward to your flames!

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