Introduction: Convenient Store Grill

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In this inscrutable you learn how to make a grill that can be used to cook or heat food for only $0.99. This grill can be helpful in an apocalyptic scenario or in a survival scenario.

Step 1: Materials

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For this project you will need:
• a tall tin can
• sharp knife
• scissors
• lighter or matches

•chips or wood

Step 2: Instructions

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First use the knife and make a small cut about 3 inches below the top of the can. Then use the to cut the can in half. Next make a cut about 1 inch wide and 1/2 inch tall 2 inches from the bottom. Cut 1 triangle shaped hole on each side with scissors for airflow. Then with the upper half of the can cut out a piece that is around 3 inches tall and 3-4 inches long, this is the grate for the grill. Next bend the piece you just cut put in half and cut lines with scissors to use as grate openings.

Step 3: Use the Grill

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Depending on how much fuel you use in the grill depends on how many times you can use it. The grill is very fast and low cost to make which makes it vastly portable. To use simply place fuel in the bottom of the grill and light it via the hole you made near the bottom. Place either the grate or stove-like to piece on the top. If the fire goes starts to go out simply remove the lid and let oxygen come in or cut bigger holes in the side. Hope you find the grill helpful in many situations.


douglas423 (author)2015-02-24

@chuckr44 I did this many times and each time it never melted. The fire would burn till no chips were left and it never melted. Try it yourself if you don't believe me.

chuckr44 (author)2015-02-24

These aluminum cans melt pretty easily. Not a great idea.

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