I boiled water and cooked eggs on this when I went camping.
Step 1: What You Need
one metal 5 gallon olive oil can **** beware these are rare and hard to find ----- get this first****
one 4 in. black stove pipe elbow.
one 2ft long piece of 4in. black stove pipe (the stove pipe i got was expensive)
ashes- 4 gallons or more.
be sure to use BLACK STOVE PIPE when building rocket stoves...
the silver galvanized piping releases toxins while burning.
sharpie or marker
something to clean inside of can - i used citrasolve
Step 2: Open the Can
Step 3: Add Holes for the Stove Pipe
Then trace the stovepipe on one of the side of the can a couple of inches above the bottom of the can.
2. Using an awl, punch holes near inside the edge of your traced circles. Then use tin snips to cut the traced circle out. Now check and see if your stove pipe fits in. If it doesn't fit grab a file and file it until it fits.
3. do this for both traced circles.
Step 4: What to Do With the Stove Pipe
2. cut the pipe at these marks. My stove pipe was very thick so i used a metal saw and a sawzall to cut . If your pipe is thinner you can open it up and cut it with tin snips.
3. Now file the edges so you do not hurt yourself.
Step 5: Make a Shelf
Step 6: Assembly
Step 7: Get It Going
sticks go on top of the shelf and newspaper goes into the bottom.
i found making the paper into a tube helped. enjoy your new stove.