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

Step 1: Materials

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

Step 2: Let's Get Started!

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

Step 3: Make the Fill Holes

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

Step 4: Hammer It Down

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

Step 5: Put Them Together

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

Step 6: Try It Out!

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!
<p>my troop is 125</p>
if u put fiberglass or some cotton inside to suck the alcohol it will last for umm 10 mins
if u put fiberglass or some cotton inside to suck the alcohol it will last for umm 10 mins
prolly bout a minute :)
Bravo! I'm impressed... I could heat up a MRE or my hot cocoa mix in the field using my canteen cup.
you can use it to prime a regular alcohol stove duh <br>
Hey!&nbsp; 558&nbsp;is my boy scout troop number!&nbsp; Great 'ible by the way.
mine is 645 socal
mine's 54 <br>
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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!
if it only burns a minute, its useless you can't cook any thing on it
actually i think it can be used to fire something bigger, i'm going to try it because no one know XD
dude this is freaking awesome. haha XD great 'ible
It would be perfect for cooking something in an altoid-tin pan XD.<br />
Just like altoid bread. Mmmmmmmmmm! <div id="iComment_resize_overlay">&nbsp;</div>
for what? isn't too small to use for something?
You could use it for starting a larger fire to keep you warm while you are camping.
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
no offense it would probably be easier to start a fire without it but good instructions anyway
Children could have fun roasting marshmellows over it, even in the urban jungle where substantial fires are not allowed. On second thought, i would. :]
how long does it burn for? it cant boil water right?
It burns for about a minute.
A minute wouldn't be enough to really boil a significant amount of water. This would really be good as a fire starter though.
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.
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.
Sorry, I don't know how to stop the flash so it glares a lot. Thanks for the tip! woody558

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