Pocket Stove




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Hello instructable community! Today I am going to show you how to make a pocket stove with just 3 easy steps. This is great for backpacking, camping, and even survival kits! (btw check mine out)

Here goes.....

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Step 1: Materials

What you need:


-tealight candle

-soldering iron

-sand paper

-picture hangers proportional to the candles

Once you have gathered your materials you are ready to start!

Step 2: Sanding and Pliers

With your materials together, you can start by sanding the tin your tea light candle is in. Make sure you sand the whole thing up and down.

Once done with that, take your frame holders and bend them flat and sand them as well.

Step 3: Soldering and Ready to Use

Take a Sharpie and mark 3 points on the candle equally distant from each other.

Get your solder and attatch the frame holders to the candle. make sure you use a lot! You want it to stay put.

After it cools down you can use it! Don't put to much weight on it and be careful! Thanks for reading my instructable! Please hit that heart button, follow, check out my other instructables and share what you thought below! God bless

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    4 Discussions


    3 years ago

    Did you try to cook something using this stove? How long did it take to boil cup of water? Wouldn't it be more efficient if you solder frame holders to the tealight can? Project looks very simple and I wonder about its efficiacy.

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    Reply 3 years ago

    i am going to try to solder come to think of it. thanks!