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Best DIY Portable Tin Can Rocket Stove Ideas

Tin Can Rocket Stoves
DIY Portable Tin Can Rocket Stove

Are you planning your next camping trip? Butane canisters for your portable stove need to be bought and carted. There’s a much better alternative! Next time you head off for a camping trip, why not make your own portable tin can rocket stove?

Rocket stoves are an excellent example of appropriate technology that costs you next to nothing to build and just a few sticks to run.  You can build these systems in a day or two and then watch them turn twigs into heat far more efficiently than most wood stoves. If you don’t mind rooting around to scavenge bits here and there, they can cost virtually nothing to build.

Tin Can Rocket Stove Examples

How does a Portable Tin Can Rocket Stove work?

This easy DIY stove is made up of different sizes of cans and weighs almost nothing. Starting a fire wouldn’t be a problem as you can bring waxed paper which is a great fire starter. And with the small branches and twigs available outdoors, you can keep it burning for as long as you want. With this stove, you can have a nice cup of tea on a cold night in just five minutes.

What are the materials needed to make a Portable Tin Can Rocket Stove?

Making one costs nothing as it’s made from recycled cans. You’ll also need a couple of tools that you might readily have in your toolbox. The steps in making this stove are very easy. In fact, this is something that is taught to boy and girl scouts!

Will you be bringing one of these on your next camping trip?

You’ll need these materials:

  • Gallon Can
  • Pineapple Juice Can
  • 2 Bean-sized Cans
  • Ashes
  • Gloves
  • Safety Goggles

And these tools:

  • Tin Snips
  • Hammer
  • Large Sharp Object similar to a big nail
  • Pliers

Below are images of great ideas for your Portable Tin Can Rocket Stove.

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Thanks to Log Cabin Cooking for this great project. You can get step by step instructions here

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