08 Feb '12, 12pm

How to Build a Light Weight (9 gram) Alcohol Stove from Old Drinks Cans

How to Build a Light Weight (9 gram) Alcohol Stove from Old Drinks Cans

BC Outdoors /Video screen capture The other week I posted a video on how to build an ultra-efficient wood stove for backpacking from old tin cans . I've yet to build one myself (hey, I have young babies!), but I must confess that I am increasingly enamored with video-maker Paul Osborn of BC Outdoor Survival and the content he's been putting out. It's practical. It's well illustrated. And it walks you through the process with just enough detail that even a relatively feckless DIYer like myself isn't too intimidated. Here's another project he created on how to build a lightweight DIY alcohol stove from two energy drink cans. Besides the cans themselves, all you need is a ruler, a knife, some books and a calculator to help do the math. Oh, and a marker too. BC Outdoors /Video screen capture Essentially the process involves marking and cutting out a ring on the base of the two...

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