Title:
Environmental-conservation campfire caddy
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
An environmental-conservation campfire caddy comprises a container, a cover and a kind of combustible material; wherein the container and the cover are made from paper barrels; while the combustible material is made of waste of paper scraps or wood shreds generated during production of the paper container and the paper cover, and is made by adding wax to perform a mixing process, and then is placed in a receiving chamber of the container to be covered with the cover. When the combustible material is burned in the container, it can be used as campfire; when not in use, the container is covered with the cover to interrupt contact of the combustible material with air, and then the combustible material is extinguished. The campfire caddy thus can be repeatedly used, and it is entirely made of environmental-conservation material decomposable in a natural mode, and will not create environmental pollution or damage in use.



Inventors:
Lo, Yueh-chun (Taoyan Hsien, TW)
Application Number:
11/004891
Publication Date:
06/08/2006
Filing Date:
12/07/2004
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
431/289, 126/59.5
International Classes:
F24B3/00
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Primary Examiner:
PRICE, CARL D
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
BACON & THOMAS, PLLC (ALEXANDRIA, VA, US)
Claims:
1. An environmental-conservation campfire caddy comprising: a container made from a paper barrel and having therein a receiving chamber, said receiving chamber has an upwardly extending inner wall with a constant thickness to form a step with an outer edge of said container; a cover made from a paper barrel and having an inner wall which is provided at a position in opposition to that of said step with an inner step, said cover is used to cover said container; and a kind of combustible material made of waste of paper scraps added with wax and being placed in said receiving chamber of said container.

2. The environmental-conservation campfire caddy as in claim 1, wherein: said combustible material is made of waste of paper scraps generated during production of said paper container and said paper cover, and is made of wax.

3. The environmental-conservation campfire caddy as in claim 2, wherein: said wax is selected from natural refined wax, paraffin wax, bee wax and tree wax.

4. The environmental-conservation campfire caddy as in claim 2, wherein: said waste of paper scraps forms a protruding combustible core on said combustible material.

5. The environmental-conservation campfire caddy as in claim 1, wherein: said step formed on said outer edge of said container is formed by cutting said container.

6. The environmental-conservation campfire caddy as in claim 1, wherein: said container is composed of an inner paper barrel and an outer paper barrel fitting one in the other; said inner paper barrel is higher than said outer paper barrel, thereby an outer step is formed.

7. An environmental-conservation campfire caddy comprising: a container made from a paper barrel and having therein a receiving chamber, said receiving chamber has an upwardly extending inner wall with a constant thickness to form a step with an outer edge of said container; a cover made from a paper barrel and having an inner wall which is provided at a position in opposition to that of said step with an inner step, said cover is used to cover said container; and a kind of combustible material made of wood shreds added with wax and being placed in said receiving chamberof said container.

8. The environmental-conservation campfire caddy as in claim 7, wherein: said wax is selected from natural refined wax, paraffin wax, bee wax and tree wax.

9. The environmental-conservation campfire caddy as in claim 7, wherein: said wood shreds form a protruding combustible core on said combustible material.

10. The environmental-conservation campfire caddy as in claim 7, wherein: said step formed on said outer edge of said container is formed by cutting said container.

11. The environmental-conservation campfire caddy as in claim 7, wherein: said container is composed of an inner paper barrel and an outer paper barrel fitting one in the other; said inner paper barrel is higher than said outer paper barrel, thereby an outer step is formed.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the invention

The present invention is related to a campfire means for outdoor activities such as camping, and especially to an environmental-conservation campfire caddy composed of a paper-barrel container and wax.

2. Description of the Prior Art

Normal group entertainment activities mostly have campfire evening parties at nights, campfire piles are the focuses that people notice; particularly evening activities mostly are held around the campfire piles. Therefore, quality of piling of campfire piles often influences proceedings of the entertainment activities.

A conventional campfire pile 10 as shown in FIG. 1 is formed mainly from wood or campfire sticks (i.e. processed carbon sticks) piled up one on another, when piling of the campfire pile 10 is finished, a wood s tick or a campfire stick is used to ignite to make a fire source, and the entire campfire is burned slowly, when the campfire pile is burned to a certain degree, by the fact the wood or campfire sticks are subjected to inducing breaking during the process of burning, and even inducing collapsing of the campfire pile, thereby fire is cast to every where, this is subjected to hurting people.

And more, after every group entertainment activities, the fire flame must be completely extinguished; normally people use water to pour to extinguish a campfire pile, however, the campfire pile will have the phenomenon of collapsing after burning to a certain degree, thereby the bottom of the campfire pile is subjected to leaving a small flame which may induce a serious result that can not be tidied up.

Moreover, the wood or campfire sticks building the campfire pile are subjected to charring or destroy, and the flame must be extinguished with water after burning; thereby the wood or campfire sticks are more charred and unable to be used again except being discarded on the site or being dealt with as garbage, they are uneasy to be cleared up to thereby induce wasting of resources, this does not meet the gist of environmental conservation.

Therefore, it is the direction of the present invention to solve the problem and to provide a campfire means that can be repeatedly used and environmental conservative.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

Thereby, in view of the above inconvenience in use campfire, the inventor of the present invention provides and successfully develops an environmental-conservation campfire caddy based on his professional experience of years in studying, designing and manufacturing same kind of products and after hard work, hard study and developing.

The environmental-conservation campfire caddy of the present invention mainly comprises a container, a cover and a kind of combustible material; wherein the container and the cover are made from paper barrels; while the combustible material is made of waste of paper scraps or wood shreds generated during production of the paper container and the paper cover, and is made by adding wax to perform a mixing process, and then is placed in a receiving chamber of the container to be covered with the cover. When the combustible material is burned in the container, it can be used as campfire; when not in use, the container is covered with the cover to interrupt contact of the combustible material with air, and then the combustible material is extinguished. The campfire caddy thus can be repeatedly used, and it is entirely made of environmental conservation material decomposable in a natural mode, and will not create environmental pollution or damage.

The object of the present invention is: to place the combustible material made of the waste of paper scraps or wood shreds generated during production of the paper container and the paper cover and added with the wax in the receiving chamber of the container made from the paper barrel, so that the combustible material can be burned in the container; and after using, to cover the container with the cover to interrupt contact of the combustible material with air, and thereby to extinguish the combustible material; wherein the campfire caddy being extinguished can be recovered for repeated use the next time.

Another object of the present invention is: to render the paper container, the paper cover and the combustible material made of the waste of paper scraps or wood shreds added with the wax decomposable in a natural mode without creating environmental pollution or damage.

The present invention will be apparent in its content and effect to be achieved after reading the detailed description of the preferred embodiment thereof in reference to the accompanying drawings.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a schematic view showing a conventional campfire pile;

FIG. 2 is a perspective schematic view of the present invention;

FIG. 3 is an anatomic perspective schematic view of the present invention;

FIG. 4 is a sectional schematic view of the present invention;

FIG. 5 is a schematic view showing application of the present invention;

FIG. 6 is a sectional schematic view showing use of the present invention;

FIG. 7 is a perspective view of another embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 8 is a sectional schematic view of FIG. 7.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

The environmental-conservation campfire caddy of the present invention, referring to FIGS. 2 and 3, comprises a container 20, a cover 30 and a kind of combustible material 40.

Wherein the container 20 is made from a paper barrel, it has a receiving chamber 21, an inner edge of the receiving chamber 21 has an upwardly extending inner wall 22 with a constant thickness to form a step 23 with an outer edge of the container 20; the step 23 is formed by cutting the container 20 made from the paper barrel.

Referring also to FIG. 4, the cover 30 is made from a paper barrel to be used to cover the container 20; its inner wall 31 is provided at a position in opposition to that of the step 23 with an inner step 32.

The combustible material 40 is made of waste of paper scraps or wood shreds generated during production of the container 20 and the cover 30, and is made by adding wax to perform a mixing process, and then is placed in a receiving chamber 21 of the container 20. The wax at least has the kinds of natural refined wax, paraffin wax, bee wax and tree wax etc.

Therefore, when the combustible material 40 is placed in the receiving chamber 21 of the container 20, the paper scraps or wood shreds on the upper area of the combustible material 40 form a protruding combustible core 41, then the cover 30 covers the container 20 to render the inner step 32 to cover the step 23 for the purpose of storing and protecting the combustible material 40.

When in use, please also refer to FIGS. 2 and 5, after the cover 30 is removed from the container 20, the combustible core 41 on the combustible material 40 is ignited with a lighter, so that a fire source is led into the entire combustible material 40 from the combustible core 41, and the combustible material 40 burns. If a plurality of campfire caddies are gathered, a campfire pile can be formed.

When the combustible material 40 is to be extinguished, the campfire caddies are separated one by one, and the cover 30 covers the container 20 to make the interior of the receiving chamber 21 form a sealed state to prevent air from getting into the receiving chamber 21, so that the combustible material 40 is unable to contact with air and is extinguished, and the campfire caddies can be recovered for repeated use the next time, and are convenient for carrying.

Moreover, by virtue that the container 20 is made from a paper barrel which is made of paper pulp by high pressuring, the density of the container 20 is relatively large and not so easy to burn; the combustible material 40 is made of waste of paper scraps or wood shreds generated during production of the container 20, and is made by adding wax; when the combustible material 40 is completely burned, the container 20 itself can be decomposed and hence will not damage the entire environment, and thus the amount of waste created can be reduced.

Further, please refer to FIG. 6, when the campfire caddies are desired to be used again, a burned medium such as match sticks, papers etc. can be thrown into the campfire caddies to ignite and burn the combustible material 40 again.

When the combustible material 40 is burned for a period of time, wax will become liquid because of high temperature; now, the wax will be absorbed through the capillary action by the inner wall 22 of the container 20; thereby the inner wall 22 of the container 20 is a medium for burning, a flame will be ignited from the inner wall 22 to help a campfire caddy to keep continuously the burning state; and by virtue that the container 20 is made from a paper barrel which has a high density, thereby when the flame takes the inner wall 22 as its medium for burning, the container 20 will not be burned down to create the phenomenon of carbonization.

Additionally, referring to FIGS. 2, 7 and 8, the container 20 is further composed of an inner paper barrel 24 and an outer paper barrel 25; the inner paper barrel 24 is higher than the outer paper barrel 25, thereby an outer step 23 can be formed.

The names of the members composing the present invention are only for illustrating a preferred embodiment of the present invention, and not for giving any limitation to the scope of the present invention; it will be apparent to those skilled in this art that various equivalent modifications or changes without departing from the spirit of this invention shall also fall within the scope of the appended claims.