Build an Altoids/tin Can Stove With Just a Knife/without ANY Tools!

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IMPORTANT!!!!: I updated with a video! The top part of the stove has to be a bit higher as to leave space between the lower part, otherwise it will not burn! To do this I placed 2 wooden blocks, which can't be easily set to a fire state between the two parts...and voila!

Optional:Make lots of holes on the upper part so it achieves maximum ventilation potential!



I was bored today and while trying to come up with something interesting I stumbled into this. I got my tin can (it can be an altoids, I guess) and in a few seconds I had a compact, cool stove with me!

Perfect for hobos, camping and survival! A LOT safer than the alcohol stoves!




Step 1: Items Needed

You will only need a tin container. That's right, only that. No tools, nothing. Well, you MIGHT need to cut the holes, but it's not hard, really.

I got this tin container from first grade. It had some rulers and math instruments. Ignore the horrible red colouring.

Step 2: Making of the Stove

Now, you'll need to remove the top part of the container. Then, you will bend or cut holes where the "holders" of the two parts are. Simple. Move your pointer over the boxes, I have explained it in a simple manner.

Step 3: Assembly and How to Use

All you'll need to do is put the top part over the other. Then, you put some twigs in the holes which you removed or cut. These holes will also work as a way to supply oxygen to your fire, which is a must.

Step 4: That's It!

It probably took you less than a minute or two. I hope you are happy with your new stove!

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    BalkanSpirit

    6 years ago on Introduction

    Sorry about the last picture! It was windy, so I couldn't light it for a long time. But if you somehow shield it against wind it's A+

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    Jaruemalak

    6 years ago on Introduction

    I like it! I made a couple to put in my emergency kit... ya know, just in case!