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How To Turn A Beer Can Into The Only Camping Stove You’ll Ever Need

Tom writes… “The best gift I’ve ever received on the road is this; a stove made from nothing but a discarded drinks can. In this video we’re going to learn how to make it.”

And here it is, in action on my Instagram feed.

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  1. Gusztav Posted

    Would it work with fuel? (benzene)

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  2. Very good. Have made a few of these but have always used two can bases, but using just one? Now that’s recycling! I have to admit that I find some people’s fixation with ‘ultralight’ stoves and pans to be a bit nerdy, it always looks like it came out of Ken and Barbie’s kitchen. This however would satisfy even the most fastidious ultralight camper while still retaining a certain ‘blokeishness’ for being self built and from a beer can too!
    Cheers, T

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  3. Seth Trautman Posted

    I have made two of these over the past few days and they work really well. Used a pepsi can for a small one and an arizona iced tea can for a bigger stove (pots etc)

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  4. I’ve seen a lot of these sort of demos and this is by far the easiest to make I’ve ever seen. Thanks!

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  5. I had a whisperlite at the beginning of the the trip but barely used it so I got rid of it. This however looks like I can carry it and a small pot to just cook up some pasta. Do you have any suggestion of a way of making this able to simmer? Just wondering cos after I’ve boiled up my water, added the pasta then I don’t need it roaring along. Also… any suggestion on a pot to get? Lightweight and compact are the two most important.

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    • allan parkin Posted

      DOMINIC, get a pot cosy made and then once your pasta has come up to boil you can just leave it to ‘simmer’ inside the cosy. I have used this method and it saves a whole load of fuel.

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  6. Willy Posted

    You can use a can opener (tin opener) to remove the top part of the can (the part you drink out of, that is). Might be a bit easier/safer than using a knife.

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  7. I will be trying this tomorrow!

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  8. Eduardo Nesi Bubicz Posted

    This stove is awesome!!
    Very useful and efficient, feel fuel and a lot of fun.
    The long haired guy is a legend.
    Thanks!

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  9. What an absolutely brilliant idea. We do a lot of camping both in the UK and France and i’ve used a lot of different types of stoves but this is brilliant. So handy, portable and using recycled material. Thanks!

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  10. Rick Amos Posted

    Just made one today after watching the video. Going to try it out tomorrow with some meth spirit.

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