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How to boil water without electricity or Gas?

Recently we were out of electricity since we had bad storms here. I need my morning cup of coffee. I have one cup of instant each am. So how can I boil water? Any tips? With the electricity out and we don't have gas Etc.. Any ideas? For cheap or do it yourself? Your reply is greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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Asked by Angellinda at 12:05 PM on Jul. 27, 2011 in Just for Fun

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  • Start a fire, put a grate over the top of it and put a metal pan on it with water.

    Answer by Mrs_Harsh at 12:07 PM on Jul. 27, 2011

  • If my dh was here he would know he is a die hard coffee drinker and nothing gets in his way....actually what he would do is take and use a car battery somehow..he's inventive like that....all that crosses my mind is a fire

    Answer by wheresthewayout at 12:08 PM on Jul. 27, 2011

  • You can get an immersion heater that plugs into the cigarette lighter plug of a car:

    Answer by SWasson at 12:08 PM on Jul. 27, 2011

  • With the heat lately... put it out on the hood of your car :0)

    Answer by amazinggrace83 at 12:09 PM on Jul. 27, 2011

  • Fire

    Answer by pookiekins34 at 12:09 PM on Jul. 27, 2011

  • My parents had a kerosene heater we would use during blackouts, especially in the winter. It had a flat metal plate on top, so we could warm food on it. It could boil water, too. Just took a while.

    Answer by anng.atlanta at 12:09 PM on Jul. 27, 2011

  • Generator, buy one and buy a portable burneror just hook your coffee pot up the the generator. (we have both). Or a BBQ grill with a burner on the side.


    Answer by louise2 at 12:09 PM on Jul. 27, 2011

  • Use your grill. Or go to McD's.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 12:12 PM on Jul. 27, 2011

  • Do you have a campstove? Your backyard BBQ grill with a tea kettle or camping coffee pot on it...or go to any fast food place or convenience store and buy a cheap cup of java...

    Answer by Pollymom at 12:14 PM on Jul. 27, 2011

  • Fire , courage and hope everything gonna be ok soon

    Answer by caramelH at 12:16 PM on Jul. 27, 2011

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