Beer Can – the Ultimate Survivalist Camping Stove

Adventurer Tom Allen and his friend demonstrates how to make a stove with the minimal materials.

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Get a beer can or any aluminum can, the larger the better and have a knife or a pair scissors. This whole process is very simple to do.

Cut the top of beer can at the top ridge.
Cut beer can in half and get it to 2-3 inches high on both can.
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Dent the bottom half can with a knife all the way around, when done place the top piece together.
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Make a little hole with the thumbtack
Pour some rubbing alcohol into the and light it up, now you’re ready to start cooking, boil some water.
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Turn off the flames by smothering it with a cup.

Watch the video to see it in action.

How To Turn A Beer Can Into The Only Camping Stove You'll Ever Need from Tom Allen on Vimeo.

Pretty cool, huh?

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Sure this stove isn’t the solution for every back country situation, but if you’re mobile and pack light, this is a good option.

This stove burns alcohol fuels, but works best with isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol). This is available over the counter at most pharmacies and grocery stores which sells for a couple of bucks.

Turning the stove off is easy. Just smother it with a cup, and within a few minutes the burner will be cool to the touch.

As always, we recommend you exercise caution when dealing with flammable materials.

by Matt Alpert revised by AKStaff
Source: Tom Allen Vimeo