If you have been an enthusiastic backpacker then youâd probably be aquatinted with idea of portable gas stoves made from soda cans. But how to make a real good flawless and safe gas stove? Searching on internet will result in numerous answers to this query. And hereâs one that is best illustrated and most simply explainedâ¦.step by step. Incase you are planning to go camping or on a hiking jaunt this weekend, hereâs your chance to get geared up for a Pocket Stove from soda can. All you need is 2 cans, of course empty, a razor blade, a thumbtack to pierce holes, any alcohol over 70%, or 140 proof and lastly a penny from your wallet. Be sure to carry one! Once equipped with all these basic stuff that most of us do carry on our trek trips, you can set off to make gas stove to heat some water for a cuppa coffee.
Cutting it short, you just need to cut the bottoms of both the cans, crimp one of them, put the two bottoms of the cans together and pierce holes with a thumbtack in the same pattern as usual gas stove. Once done, fill the can with any alcohol except gasoline and place penny to cover the group of holes in the center. Now? Are you waiting for me to tell you that you will need to light it now?
For detailed instructions, you can hit here and understand it word by word with great illustrations. The guy hasnât failed to be simple and precise. This DIY stove will continue to burn until the fluid inside runs out, or you cover with something and deprive it of oxygen.
However be careful as anything you do, is at your own risk. If you take reasonable care, there is little risk involved, but donât forget that we are dealing with flame and a highly flammable liquid.