A simple rubbing alcohol powered stove made from two soda cans that can fit in your pocket.
Step 1: Gather Your Materials
Two soda cans (same size)
A saw or knife
A drill (not shown) or knife
A bottle of rubbing alcohol (I prefer 91% isopropyl alcohol but it all does the same thing, you just don't have to get 91% to a boil first)
Step 2: Cutting the Cans
I had shown a pocket saw but got frustrated with it and resorted to just a not saw made for cutting metal.
Step 3: Putting the Cans Together
Step 4: Drilling the Holes
You will also need a hole in the center so that you can pour in the alcohol.
As you can see I have gone ahead and used a Sharpie to show where I plan to put the holes.
Step 5: The Drilling
If you don't have access to a drill you can however use a knife but be careful because it is really easy to mess up using a knife. I have messed up many times trying to use that route when in the woods.
Step 6: Just Add the Fire
Depending on the heigth you made your stove depends on how much alcohol you can put in it. Now all that it is burning is just the fumes, so beware your stove will burn for a while and it can get very hot.
Although normally it goes to being a full gas burner but I didn't put enough alcohol into the stove so it didn't exactly get to a boil to produce the fumes needed for the burner.