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.
- Food Storage Can
- Wire Coat Hanger
- Needle Nose Pliers
- Bolt Cutters (Or wire cutters if you're super ripped... the coat hanger wire is pretty thick...)
- 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.*