DIY Single-Can Backpacking And Emergency Stove

Whether you're an avid camper or you're putting together a winter emergency kit, DIYer Charlie Nourse explains how to make a single-can backpacking stove on the cheap with a soda can, knife, needle-nose pliers, rubbing alcohol and a few other household materials.

Nourse was unhappy with the price of commercial options, and you can't argue with the next-to-nothing price of his backpacking stove, which he says works like a charm. You can use whatever fuel you like, but Nourse says 70% Isopropyl alcohol does the trick nicely.

Easy Single-Can Backpacking Stove [Instructables]


    Otherwise known among hikers as a cat-food stove; the lightest stove you can carry. Realistically though, commercial portable stoves were invented for a good reason - they won't take 15min to boil your litre of water!

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