Easy to make stove.

Discussion in 'Bushcraft' started by sticks65, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. sticks65

    sticks65 Monkey++

    All you need is a tin with a lid,cardboard and candle wax.

    Cut the cardboard to fit the tin to the height of the tin and length rolled up.

    Then heat some candle wax and fill the tin.

    Then light the stove to get the wax to settle and to char the top of the cardboard which makes it easy to light in the field.


    The lid is used to extiguish the flame when your finished cooking.

    How long the stove lasts depends on how big the tin is,ive cooked on mind and boiled water over a dozen times before refilling it but i think i could have used it a few more time before it needed a re-fill.

    Here im using it on a day hike to boil my water for a coffee..




    Here i was using three tent pegs to support the billycan.
  2. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

  3. RightHand

    RightHand Been There, Done That RIP 4/15/21 Moderator Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Thanks sticks65. Great post. There are several people I know (me included) who greatly benefit from the photos.

    Hope you have more useful information to share with us.
  4. sticks65

    sticks65 Monkey++

    Thank you.

    I too am one of those who benefit from photos,they say a picture is worth a thousand words and i believe that to be true.[beer]

    And ill try my best.
  5. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    More great stuff. I think we might want to create a Bushcraft forum to house what I can see might be a lengthy collection of great tutorials and how to's on primitive skills and improvisation.

    I may create a few of these stoves this weekend.
  6. RightHand

    RightHand Been There, Done That RIP 4/15/21 Moderator Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Bushcraft forum is a great idea. I see only benefits to that addition to our knowledge base.
  7. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I agree!!

    And thanks to Sticks65 for the info!
  8. Hispeedal2

    Hispeedal2 Nay Sayer

    Hell Yeah!!:D
  9. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    done and the 3 sticks65 threads have been moved. We'll move more over as we spot them.
  10. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    +1, I'm liking it.
  11. sticks65

    sticks65 Monkey++

    Wow this has made my day,thanks for the positive replies and the new forum,i better get posting.[boozingbuddies][applaud]
  12. Ken

    Ken Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Hey guy, I am really enjoying these threads. Makes me want to dust off my kit and head back into the woods myself.

    Please keep it up.

  13. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    Yikes! ;). I can only begin so many new projects at one time (and all that you've shared thus-far is pretty cool:cool:, gotta' try it kind of stuff).

    Thanks for sharing! [beer]
  14. hog

    hog Drinking Mampoer.

    Got to be the best idea I have seen for a long time.
    Talk about a compact no mess stove and I bet it fires up realy quickly.
  15. sticks65

    sticks65 Monkey++

    I don't like using matches so i use my ferro rod with a little birch bark and just throw that on the stove to light it.
  16. iceman121

    iceman121 just starting

    Thats pretty cool. I gonna have to keep an eye out for tin containers to use with it.
  17. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    Will the charred top of that that buddy burner catch a spark?
    You Guys got me feeling all "bushcrafty" ( longing for the a spring woods)...
  18. sticks65

    sticks65 Monkey++

    No,I keep a piece of birch bark with this and just get the bark going with my ferro rod and put it on top of the stove which lights it well enough.
  19. Hispeedal2

    Hispeedal2 Nay Sayer

  20. Saintnick001

    Saintnick001 Monkey+

    I just made a tiny one of these out of an Altoid tin and it works like a champ!
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