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Get Outdoors: Campfire in a Can

As promised…the "How To" video for Campfire in a Can. I visited my friend Tim Ralston at Gear Up for the step-by-step instructions on how to make one of these.

I can't think of a more useful item for camping, hunting, beach bonfires, trail riding, fishing or hiking. It's light, compact and stays cool.

I made two of these over the weekend. It was a fun craft to do with the kids. See what I did there? Score some points with the wife and kids while building something for me! I was amazed at how easy it was from start to finish.

Couple of tips:

- Ask your wife before chopping up her candles. If she says no… Michaels sells blocks for $14.

- Finished can does not get hot while lit but the can will be very hot during the pour. Have oven mits handy.

- It will take a while for the wax to cool. Even if the top of the cardboard is cool…doesn't mean the bottom wax has cooled. Be patient and give it time.

- Wax stays liquefied longer than you might expect…don't rush your pour.

- Stick it in the freezer to cool faster. Should be good after two hours or so. Yes, just to be sure.

If you take your time and show some patience with the cooling process…you will have one of the most handy tools at your disposal.


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Mike is a Southern California transplant. Although his latest Arizona stint started in 2006, Mike is a proud graduate of Glendale's Apollo High School. Higher education? He stopped counting after 5 colleges. After 15 years of real estate and corporate life, Mike had a crazy idea to give talk radio a try. A short 2.5 years of cutting his teeth on the AM dial, he received the call from KTAR. Mike is now the host of Get Outdoors with Mike Russell, co-host of Mike & Winey on Saturdays and co-host of The Think Tank on Sundays. Mike's special features, The Outdoor Minute and the KTAR Timeline, can be heard daily on both Arizona's Morning News and Arizona's Noon News. Mike hurries home each night to his amazing wife of 11 years, Jodi, and their two children Jillian (9) and John (6). His 95 pound puppy, Champ, is always there to greet him as well. Daydreams of fishing, hunting, and camping keep Mike motivated throughout the day. When he can't hit the lake or get out on a hunt, Mike finds his "Zen" through his passion for family time and gourmet grilling.


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