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Picture of Food Storage Can Stove
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There are a lot of I'bles about camping/survival stoves made from soup cans, soda cans, and other assorted pieces of metal and wire. There's only one problem with most of those stoves: they don't have stovetops to hold the thing you are cooking. Sure, you can make a separate piece of metal and wire to hold your pot or pan or cup or whatever (whatever the "whatever" is), but that ends up with you carrying two pieces of "stove" around instead of one. Many of those little stoves also run off of alcohol, and I rationalized that basically wood (and, really, anything burnable) is everywhere on the planet, so I didn't need to carry alcohol around. This stove doesn't need a very large fire, and it is very efficient because all of the heat is aimed directly upwards into the cooking surface.

Materials:
 - Food Storage Can
 - Wire Coat Hanger

Tools:
 - Hammer
 - Needle Nose Pliers
 - Bolt Cutters (Or wire cutters if you're super ripped... the coat hanger wire is pretty thick...)
 - Hacksaw
 - Thick Nail
 - GLOVES - Cut metal is sharp!!!
 - File/Sandpaper - For the same as above...
 - Sharpie (optional)

*I took most of this design from a memory of a Cub Scout day-camp. It's not that new, or thought-intensive.*
 
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rosewood51311 months ago
So simple this is gr8, I wonder if you could take the contents out of a can this way the stove has a "floor". I will try this thanks for making this.
basementhacker (author)  rosewood51311 months ago
Cool idea. But then you would need a stove top of some sort. Try it out! And be sure to post pictures when you are done!
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