Saturday, February 23, 2013
Tuna Can Alcohol Stove
I'm going to give this a try. I have made a couple of the pop-can stoves of various designs, and some of them burn quite efficiently. But they are fragile enough to require a separate pot support, and they also tend to be more involved to build than this tuna can stove. The tuna can stove is exceedingly simple to build and operate, and is strong enough to be its own pot support as well as stand up to the rigors of riding in a backpack or bugout bag. One comment, though: the author uses a paper punch and states in the comments that it works fine on aluminum cans. Ok, but the tuna I buy comes in steel cans. If yours does too, you might want to punch the holes with something other than a paper punch.
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It reminds me of a Girl Scout buddy burner, except a buddy burner is easier to make and less scary to use.
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