This idea is very easy to do in case of emergency or necessity, for not having at hand anything to heat a soup in the camping for example, or because we need to light up any place. This tutorial is going to show you how to make a small alcohol stove with an aluminum can in a few minutes.
Aluminum is a very light metal, due to its great flexibility and consistency is most used for the manufacture of everyday products such as beverage or food containers. So for this project, you can reuse your cans of soda and contribute to the reduction of garbage. If you follow these simple steps, almost only seeing the images and you will be able to do it, you can build (with few materials and some minimal skills) a portable travel stove or to cook in case you need a little energy
Super folding. There are different models, and it also seems that they should be easy to copy. In essence they are not a stove or kitchen, but a support to support the pot. Here are some examples to get an idea:
This one called Pocket Cooker loved it. It looks like a pyramid to which the tip was taken and two of the sides. Rarísimo the design, but it is seen that it worked.
Here are photos. And more pictures along with a brilliant idea, using disposable English pudding molds as mini-collapsible pots. It never would have occurred to me, but it is brilliant to heat a little water or heat a can of Feijoada (mmm, delicious). And teach how to fold them and everything.
Rocket stoves (or missile stoves) are one of the most efficient ways to cook or heat using very little firewood.
They use some physical principles that I do not even try to explain (study Philosophy in Humanities, remember? Physics was never my favorite subject 🙂
The principle is simple, and can be made homemade with cans of different sizes (four is usually the most comfortable design).
A larger can (of paint, for example, with a smaller can (peaches, perhaps?) Inside to create the combustion chamber, and two cans of canned peas to make the chamber where the firewood is placed , and the grill where it is supported.
As an insulator between the two cans you can use ash (if we carry it unarmed, for a matter of saving weight), or perlite or vermiculite if we want to assemble it permanently. Perlite and vermiculite are available in most nurseries or garden houses. Or in Mercadolibre, of course.
Now let’s move on to a couple of more elaborate versions of kitchenettes made using the same physics principle. In this case, are two examples of portable stoves (or not so much) made of iron.
I think you can get some skilled blacksmith to try to copy them, especially the DK, is very simple.
Hobo Cookies (or homeless stoves)
The Hobos (I suppose that it can be translated as vagabond) are people who are dedicated to traveling in freight trains from one side to another, taking temporary or seasonal jobs. They usually live in makeshift camps on the side of the train tracks, and this type of super simple kitchen takes their name.
What are they? A can with holes of different sizes, very easy to make. Also, they do not weigh anything, although they mess a lot at the time of loading.
These kitchens usually have a mouth to load the firewood, and a series of holes in the top and bottom, to allow air to enter (which feeds the fire by convection) and smoke output.
Doing them is super simple:
– Take a can of preserves or paint (the size you choose)
– Make a rectangular mouth or cut down on the lower half to put firewood
– Make a series of holes below, so that air enters.
– Make more holes up, all around the mouth, to help evacuate the smoke from combustion, and to create shot.
– Put two or three stakes (or rods, or wires) crossed as support for your mini-pot or jug or whatever you use.
Very easy to do.
Of course, there is always a sybarite who makes a super fashion model. This one from the photo below will give work to do, but what elegance 🙂
Well, this is intended to be the last post about fire. At least on camp fire … the stoves surrendering merit two or three more post, but that will be later.
But now, get to work to see if I get this last post is short and foot (pchhttt, forbidden snickers, you understand me?)
It is said of a tiny gadget, tiny (and baratito, baratito) that serves to heat a cup of water, or cook a white rice (8 minutes, preferably).
Ideal for backpackers and people who walk. Basically, it is a can of soda or similar, with small holes, which can be put alcohol inside, and use it with a tripod or a larger can adapted to serve as a support for the cup or mini-pot they are going to use.
Here I leave a couple of videos to see how they can be done and how they work:
Another page with explanations: Making a portable kitchen with drinks cans
Of course, also come commercial versions of these kitchens, missing more. Here are a couple of examples:
It was around 1995 when I built my first camp stove when I was an expeditionary of Group IX belonging to the Association of Scouts of Mexico (ASMAC). QuercusMx was a member of what was previously called patrol; and our patrol was one of the few that everything we read in terms of scouting technique or how to survive outdoors led us to practice.
I used these stoves on the beach and in the hills. Depending on the quality, quantity and accommodation was the duration of the fire to cook. Some I got to last 3 hours! Nothing bad!
The basic materials they need to build the stove for camps are:
Can of tuna.
Once the can of tuna is empty, you have to open it completely on one side, wash it and remove any label that wraps it. You have to be careful not to cut yourself with aluminum.
Any layer with paint must be removed from the cardboard so that only the part that looks light brown is left. Cut the cardboard into strips. The width of the strips must not exceed the height of the tuna can. And most important: the corrugated cardboard channels must be perpendicular to the base of the tuna can or the length of the strip itself.
You will need a piece of common yarn, which will work as a wick.
Wax or paraffin
You can use either of the two. The wax lasts longer.