Scissors, Cardboard, old Candles, a Tuna fish can and finaly and a Heat source (such as a kitchen stove)
Then we cut the cardboard into several strips, these strips should be about as wide as the Tuna can, then those strips are rolled up tight and put in the can.
The Candles are cut into sevaral pieces and crushed.. ready to be melted
Now it was time to melt the candle wax.. I realised that it was better to put the wax into the tincan instead of the red plastic can so I switched and put the cardboard in the red cup. Now just wait for the water to heat up, which will heat the tuna can, which will melt the wax
After all the wax has melted we carefully pour it into the red cup (which had become the mold) and I soon realised that I didn't have enough wax.. time to get some more candles..
I found a Black candle leftover that was more then enough to make two burners out of, cut, crushed and melted it and the Buddy burner was ready, now comes the real trick.. getting it out of it's plastic mold.. But with a knife puncturing a few holes in the bottom it will work.
Some Notes: I have seen these items being made in many different ways such as melting the wax not on a fire but on the households central heating system, but that takes a long time and I have even seen people simple putting the wax in a pan and put it on a fire but cleaning the pan afterwards becomes a hell of a job and when candlewax gets hot enough it can spontaneously ignite, something alot of people don't know but I have seen it happening (we had a blast!)
Now you may wonder how long these will burn, I can't tell.. I will be packing these things and use them when i'm on my longterm trip. But some say they last for about 2 hours and others say they last a whole night. But if you know how long these will burn feel free to let me know. These buddy burners can be used to light and warm a tent or any other shelter, to be used as a stove or for sheer comfort at night.
Hope you enjoyed ;)