1. You're not allowed to have any electric food appliances - so you improvise.
Place chair upside-down. Place iron upside-down in the said upside-down chair. Top stabilized iron with aluminum foil to avoid welding the iron to the Dollar Tree saucepan. Use a cute pancake flipper to flip pancake 7-1/2 minutes per side. 30 minutes and two pancakes later, your iron will no longer be hot. Unplug and replug iron to override electronics and reach desired temperature - cotton.
Make sure to have margarine, 'mix with water' pancake mix, maple syrup, and plenty of patience.
Both bites will be worth it all.