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Introducing the HERC Oven: Powered by Tealight Candles

Just this week I learned about the HERC Oven, and it put my homemade Applebox Oven to shame! It may cost a little more than a free box, but it’s definitely a great way to go if you’re looking for a durable oven to cook with during emergencies. One of my biggest fans (ok, I added that part :) pos…
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