Introduction: Ultralight Bottle Cap Stove!

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This is an Ultra Light stove made with bottle caps. This is easy to make and it weighs next to nothing!

Step 1: Materials

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You will need:
2 Bottle caps
a nail
a hammer
rubbing/isopropyl alcohol
a match or a lighter

Step 2: Let's Get Started!

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Use the pliers to bend back the rim of one bottle cap.

Step 3: Make the Fill Holes

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Hammer the nail into the other bottle cap about four times the create the fill holes.

Step 4: Hammer It Down

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Use a hammer to create a "divot" in the bottle cap so the fuel can drain without it spilling.

Step 5: Put Them Together

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Fit the holed bottle cap inside the other one to finish the stove.

Step 6: Try It Out!

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You just made the world's lightest camping stove!

To use it:
Pour some isopropyl alcohol in the fill hole. Using a match or a lighter, light it!


cheap survivor (author)2014-11-03

my troop is 125

dim20 (author)2012-07-31


ILLER (author)2009-10-02


dim20 (author)ILLER2012-07-30

if u put fiberglass or some cotton inside to suck the alcohol it will last for umm 10 mins

dim20 (author)ILLER2012-07-30

if u put fiberglass or some cotton inside to suck the alcohol it will last for umm 10 mins

mason0190 (author)ILLER2009-10-09

prolly bout a minute :)

Krimm (author)2011-10-06

Bravo! I'm impressed... I could heat up a MRE or my hot cocoa mix in the field using my canteen cup.

bsaboy13 (author)2011-07-07

you can use it to prime a regular alcohol stove duh

eulaliaaaa! (author)2009-10-22

Hey!  558 is my boy scout troop number!  Great 'ible by the way.

reconchief (author)eulaliaaaa!2011-06-27

mine is 645 socal

idream (author)eulaliaaaa!2011-01-06

mine's 54

woody558 (author)eulaliaaaa!2009-10-31
rfisher2 (author)2011-05-11

It works as a quick pre-heater for stubborn lighting hobo stoves. There are a multitude of uses for this design. You cant think outside the box until you can define its purpose! I like your design bud!

mattbomb (author)2011-01-28

if it only burns a minute, its useless you can't cook any thing on it

nijongo (author)mattbomb2011-02-23

actually i think it can be used to fire something bigger, i'm going to try it because no one know XD

Human Being (author)2010-07-30

dude this is freaking awesome. haha XD great 'ible

jacksteal4 (author)2009-11-07

It would be perfect for cooking something in an altoid-tin pan XD.

woody558 (author)jacksteal42009-11-08
Just like altoid bread. Mmmmmmmmmm!
wiillii (author)2009-09-30

for what? isn't too small to use for something?

woody558 (author)wiillii2009-09-30

You could use it for starting a larger fire to keep you warm while you are camping.

wiillii (author)woody5582009-10-24

there is some more options. i maked something else. i can feed this little fire. one cup will boil in 10 minutes. its enough for me. thanks for basics

shawntherobot (author)woody5582009-10-23

no offense it would probably be easier to start a fire without it but good instructions anyway

rockmuzikfinatic (author)2009-09-28

Children could have fun roasting marshmellows over it, even in the urban jungle where substantial fires are not allowed. On second thought, i would. :]

brunester (author)2009-09-27

how long does it burn for? it cant boil water right?

woody558 (author)brunester2009-09-27

It burns for about a minute.

atombomb1945 (author)woody5582009-09-28

A minute wouldn't be enough to really boil a significant amount of water. This would really be good as a fire starter though.

PATSY001 (author)2009-09-27

It would be nice to see a photo of this in use. I'm having a difficult time imagining how this could be used as a stove.

Kiteman (author)2009-09-27

This is quite clever, but it's hard to see the details. Do you have a macro setting on you camera? If you don't, you can take the images further away, in focus, and crop them to size.

woody558 (author)Kiteman2009-09-27

Sorry, I don't know how to stop the flash so it glares a lot. Thanks for the tip! woody558

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