Note: Instead of using the candle tins that I use, you could use bottoms of soda cans that you can cut(like in a penny stove). They might be easier to find for you and will make a very sturdy, albeit slightly less portable stove. You are also more like to find soda cans in a survival situation than the candle tins
Step 1: Materials
-4 candle tins (about an inch in diameter, usually hold the little candles you might put in a Halloween pumpkin)
-One firestarter (I'll show you how to make it and you can use one of the four candle tins for it. You will also need about half of the small candle that was previously in the tin, some cardboard and newspaper. Also another candle and possible some tin foil)
-Altoids tin (optional: only for storing your stove and for cooking purposes)
Step 2: Making the Firestarter
Light a candle and make a stand out of the tin foil for your other candle tin to rest on. Put the half candle into the tin on the stand over the separate candle. Once the wax melts, place the cardboard and newspaper in. You want almost all the the cardboard and newspaper to be submerged in the wax. Once you have most filled all of the gaps in the cardboard spiral with folded newspaper and the wax is reaching almost to the top, you can remove the firestarter from the heat. It is finished.
Step 3: Cutting Strips From Cans
You can also cut pairs of strips of the same width but a slightly shorter or longer height. You can see what they're used for later and then come back to try making more of these.
Step 4: Cutting the Candle Tins
Step 5: Putting the Stove Together
Now take the firestarter tin and squeeze it inside the untouched tin. Again it is a tight squeeze, as they are the same size, but keep in mind as you make it fit that you want them to fit together tightly.
Now take the strips from the soda can. Fit one short end in the space between the the tin with the firestarter and the tin on the outside of it. Because the two tins were so tight together the van strip will slide in nicely but not move. Do the same with the other strip opposite the first strip. Now slide the other short ends between the other two tins, with the holes, that are stuck together. Now you have a sturdy structure. If you want the place where a pot or pan would rest, the two tins with the holes, to be higher or lower, you can make your can strips longer or shorter. Just keep in mind that the longer the strips are, the less sturdy the stove will be. Making them wider, however, could add sturdiness.