A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: When you post a project, it's easier for people to discover it if you choose a great title for your thread.
Total Members: 302,583
Currently Running With Scissors:
468 Guests and 9 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: #10 Can Stove  (Read 1060 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
patty_o_furniture
Offline Offline

Posts: 1334
Joined: 16-Aug-2006

May the force be ever in your favor, Mr. Potter.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« on: February 21, 2013 12:45:25 PM »

I've been into a big emergency preparedness kick lately and thought maybe I'd make myself a hobo stove.  I found the tutorial here: http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/2011/06/13/10-can-stove-gift-idea/



Gather Supplies:
#10 can, like from coffee or dehydrated food
smaller metal can, I used one with a lid, but doesn't necessarily need one, even a corn can would work
fire starter, I used instafire and charcoal or whatever I found around my yard
can opener
wire cutter
wires from a coat hanger or roll
matches



Set right off to make a fire.  I had to test it out!


After it got cookin'


An awesome experiment and learning experience even comes with hot chocolate at the end


Was a great stove.  Took me a bit to get the fire rolling even with the instafire, so that's good to know.  If you cut slits at the top and put a grate on you could even put a pot or skillet on it, but be warned things will get black!  I have other methods of cooking in an emergency situation and I'm sure those would be my top choice, but I do like the compactness of this one.  It fits all in the big can.  Might be a good one to carry in an emergency pack in your car--but I'd have to look up what fuels are best for leaving in a car.  I'm thinking charcoal should be okay, but do your own research first.

Thanks for looking!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

lovesclutter
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 6309
Joined: 30-Jan-2009

Nothing is safe in its native form.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2013 03:30:42 PM »

I think I would use votives or tea lights may cook slower, but so impressed with this.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I have a split personality, because you guys crack me up.  AND The best day I ever had was TODAY!
batgirl
Global Moderator
Occasions and Holidays Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Part Librarian, Part Superhero
Offline Offline

Posts: 19748
Joined: 23-Sep-2005

Stop Pinning, Start Making.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2013 03:39:02 PM »

We used to make these at sleepaway camp, but the fuel was a tuna can with a tight coil of corrugated cardboard and a string wick, saturated with parafin. I think. Cheesy We put the coffee can upside down over the fuel can (with a turned up flap cut on one side of the coffee can as a vent) and used the bottom of the coffee can as a cooking surface. We made grilled cheese and eggs and other stuff on those cans. Fun!

eta: like this http://savagesisters.wordpress.com/2009/03/25/keep-kids-entertained-with-a-hobo-stove/
« Last Edit: February 21, 2013 03:45:20 PM by batgirl » THIS ROCKS   Logged

Just added lots of new items! Use coupon code "craftster" for 10% off! http://www.LilyLovesBernie.etsy.com
 50 Things
MissingWillow
Global Moderator
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 9118
Joined: 31-May-2010


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2013 03:45:06 PM »

Same here, Batgirl, they were called buddy burners.  Great project, patty o furniture.   Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

My Farm Life Blog  
I'm a shepherd and have raw fleece.  PM me if you want to swap for some.

Craftster has gone mobile!  Read all about it here
CraftyChef
Offline Offline

Posts: 2843
Joined: 26-Jun-2005

Am I retired yet?


View Profile WWW
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2013 04:34:49 AM »

Ah, yes - the waxed wick! Brings back mems from Girl Scouts. Since this is the food topic, here's a way to start a fire with an orange http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZp_q_7IExA
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Spring 2013 Fashion Trends Rundown
60 Seconds of Street Style From Paris Fashion Week
Emma Stone Shows Us How to Make Cocktail Dresses Daytime-Casual
Tips For Wearing Peplum Tops
Neon Fashion Trend Blowing Up
Latest Blog Articles
Spotlight on: Book Making & Binding
@Home This Weekend: Magical Fairy Garden
DIY Summer

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.