There are countless ways to make survival stoves. They can be ultra simple hobo stoves made from a single food can, alcohol stoves from soda cans or more complex stoves that require some tools and preparation. The Instructables community has some of the best examples of how to make stoves to fit every need and every situation imaginable. So whether you want a clever hand crafted camp stove to impress your friends or you need to know how to make one in a pinch for that random power outage or night spent in a broken down car, you'll find it here!

Use this guide to get started making one or more of your own. making these handy stoves can be a hobby all by itself! We'll start by looking at some of the more simple ones and then check out some that take a bit more prep, materials and tools.