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Turn a Stick Into the Perfect Camping Pot Holder
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Turn a Stick Into the Perfect Camping Pot Holder

Patrick Allan, Gawker Media

Image via History Channel.

Boiling water over a campfire can be an easy way to get burned if you're not careful. This clever pot holder can save you some pain, and only requires you have a knife and a stick.

The resourceful survival hackers from the History Channel show Alone came up with the "kitchen stick" tool shown above. Here's how to make your own:

  1. Find a stick with a mostly even "Y" shape. Break of pieces if you have to.
  2. Use your knife to carve a notch just above the upside down "Y" part of the stick.
  3. Gradually turn that notch into a hook that can easily hold onto a pot or bucket handle (as demonstrated in the image above).

Now you can boil water for clean drinking or coffee without worrying about burning your hands.

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