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    Paper Fortune Teller Cooker

    hello,
    I was making these as a kid at school & recently my friends daughter Alice (Chinese) was showing shūshu (Uncle) David Origami paper folding. I was playing around with the paper fortune teller & turned it upside down (brainwave) I went into the kitchen & unrolled a A4 size of tin foil (the good strong stuff) & set about making such from the foil I had at hand. Later (with no children present) I turned the completed foil fortune teller upside down in the sink & squirted a little alcohol jelly into each section & ignited. I filled half way my Teflon mug with water before ignition as to test weight bearing & placed it upon such, it actually took the weight & soon after boiled the cup of water. I'm sure with a stronger gauge of tin foil maybe a small pot could be placed upon such? I've not tried it with liquid alcohol fuel yet, doesn't leak so far as I filled each section with a little water, it will work with hexamine. I was thinking about this as I was taught & later as an instructor carrying a square of tin foil in your survival tin folded flat multi purpose use takes up very little space. This foil fortune teller before opening measures two squares across & can be folded flat before opening out will fit inside a baccy tin as a foil fortune teller. Upturned it looks kind of like a little 4 section egg container. Ok it's Heath Robinson but it does work.. word of advice use it outdoors incase of toppling or spillage only at MkI stage .
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    Fantastic! I'll have a go at that. I remember doing those in school too!

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    Feeling my age now.....thanks

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    hello,
    Tell me about it Alan. I'm looking for a stronger catering type foil that can be folded like so, as the foil I was using does work but I'm sure a stronger foil would support a billy can. Alternatively the billy can or cup can be suspended over the foil container. These can be made larger but I was working on the principle of a small piece of A4 tin foil folded which was included within your survival kit as taught years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David_JAFO View Post
    hello,
    I'm looking for a stronger catering type foil that can be folded like so, as the foil I was using does work but I'm sure a stronger foil would support a billy can...
    Regards
    David
    Can I suggest either the base from a large foil meat dish or meat tray ...

    ( just a few pounds from virtually any Supermarket , usually for two !! )

    or try Poundland ... a foil Serving dish may be suitable ...

    I have made quite robust wind screens from afore mentioned material ...

    still going after a few years now !!!

    Cheers Whistle
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    hello,
    Thanks for that advice Whistle appreciated. I've been thinking along them lines too, it was the use of the tin foil sheet from the survival training/instruction compact foil folded into the survival tin for now. I'll give the heavy duty tray a go as well as I have utilised such as a windshield too. My friends work/own a take away & another in a kitchen, I'm going to ask them for such, as I blagged a few catering size baked bean cans before for use a billycans *recycling T.Y again.
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    Neat idea! The things that can spark an idea can and do literally come from anywhere !
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