However, they are best used in three season weather and not winter conditions. I built most of the other soda can stoves as well as numerous. Soda can stove instructions step 1 find the cans good not. American english are alcohol fueled, ultralightweight portable stoves. These diybuilt devices for outdoor cooking are typically constructed from two empty, modified aluminium or tin beverage cans hence the name. You can make different kinds of stoves from materials found around the home. Boil water rapidly, deploy a campfire in the middle of your. Ultralight and efficient penny stove recoil offgrid. Isopropyl alcohol rubbing alcohol, although it can work, is not recommended since it does not completely burn has yellow flames, so there is a lot of soot.
In general, i recommend just letting whatever leftover alcohol simply burn off. A beveragecan stove, or popcan stove, is a do it yourself, ultralight, alcoholburning portable stove. How to make a lightweight fuel bottle for alcohol stoves the. When its secure, your soda can stove is ready to use. Its about as cheap as a camping stove can possibly get. Soda can 1 tuna can or similar size can 70% rubbing alcohol lighter or matches nail with large flat head optional. Today im going to talk about the infinitely accessible soda can stove. Just a tip, but for removing the center bit of the stove, i found it easier to take a knife, score around the circle a couple times, and then just take a hammer and lightly tap out the center.
Vapor pressure builds between the inner wall and the case and is expelled thru jet holes around the top bevel. With construction complete, the only other things you need to get a soda can stove burning are rubbing alcohol specifically 90% isopropyl alcohol and a lighter. Oct 31, 2017 this video has a comparison between two different soda can stove designs with build video of the improved version. The simple design is made entirely from aluminium cans, lending itself to countless variations. If you cut yourself on the edge of a can or burn yourself with alcohol. If needed, water will dilute the alcohol and put the fire out, so it is a good idea to have some handy. How to make a diy alcohol backpacking stove from soda pop. Into the stove you pour the denatured alcohol, light it and heat up your food or boil water for tea. It takes about a minute for the alcohol to heat up and achieve an even burn out the burner holes. If you are a firefox user, either download the template you would like to use and print with microsoft paint or photo editor, or reopen this page with internet explorer and print from there. Heat from an alcohol fire is mostly concentrated above the liquid alcohol, so as long as other things dont catch on fire you should be ok.
All what you need to do is to pour a few drops of alcohol. Grain alcohol or 99% denatured alcohol for a cleaner, hotter burning stove. The soda can stove uses pure alcohol to heat and cook your food. The penny is positioned atop the stove, and it acts as a fuel pressure regulator, preventing the alcohol fuel from escaping too quickly and burning out. If the stove tips, you will have burning alcohol spreading around quickly. Mixing impurities with alcohol will degrade the stoves performance.
Wahoo created a pdf file showing his preferred stove design. A beverage can stove, or pop can stove, is a do it yourself, ultralight, alcohol burning portable stove. This video has a comparison between two different soda can stove designs with build video of the improved version. How to make a soda can stove diehard backpackers are always trying to find ways to cut weight from their pack, and one of the heaviest things they can carry is a cookstove.
Cook meals with a soda can and some isopropyl alcohol. Cover the stove with a larger can to put out the flame. This camping stove is perfect for your bug out bag. Heres a hack submitted by member survivaltek introducing the pepsican stove.
Space era materials now abound in consumer products. This stove is neat for the fact that it actually vaporizes the fuel. Diy pop can alcohol stove diy projects for everyone. Denatured or rubbing alcohol matches or lighter 1 x 1. That last part is tricky but once done, hermitic seal without leakage. Jun 30, 20 fill with alcohol and plug the fillhole firmly ex. Build a backpacking stove out of two aluminum cans. This is a detailed and easy way to make a alcohol stove out of a soda pop can. I was looking for one to take on short day trip hikes and landed on a design by tetkoba. Its much like a camping stove, penny stove or really any alcohol stove but its diy.
I fill it with about 2 tablespoons of crown denatured alcohol it lights and primes perfect. Another kind of pop or beer can actually works better for for the topbase. Hybrid alcohol stove, single soda can design 3d cad. Sep 28, 2017 alcohol stoves have long been a favorite of ultralight backpackers. A hobo stove cooks food using regular old alcohol basically any kind. How to make an alcohol stove from soda cans rei coop. Oh, and i add a larger snuffer that goes over the entire stove. The simplest alcohol stove can be built using nothing more than 2 empty cans of soda, a nail for puncturing holes, a razor blade, a penny and a thumbtack. The simple design is made entirely from aluminium cans, lending itself to countless variations total weight, including a windscreenstand, can be less than one ounce 28 g. A simple simmer ring can be made out of the top of a soda can. Acquire two cans of coke and drink them quickly and grab a can of tuna consume tuna quickly. I made stoves from mini soda cans, regular soda cans, big beer cans. Pour a small amount of rubbing alcohol into the opening at the top section.
Using aluminum cans for the stove and alcohol for fuel, theyre cheap to make, easy to operate and weigh less than 2 ounces. Dec 15, 2014 no doubt there are quite a few designs for mini soda can alcohol stoves its like people have a fascination with them or something. The design is popular in ultralight backpacking due to its low cost and lighter weight than. Anway, all i know is that it took me about 15 minutes to assemble a coke can stove. Simply select the mini pdf icon below each template and when you decide to print, ensure all resizingscaling options are disabled in your print menu. Firefox users firefox is a great browser but will print out. Sep 29, 2015 ever wanted to make a diy alcohol stove. Take caution during construction and use of the stove. How to make a soda can stove old vs improved design video. The modern backpacker will also find many opportunities to trade a large amount of money for light gears. At least, youre done with the soda can stove itself. The crazy russian hacker is one of our favorite youtubers. I built most of the other soda can stoves as well as numerous variations of the cat foodtuna can stove and even came up with.
I built most of the other soda can stoves as well as numerous variations of the cat foodtuna can stove and even came up with some ideas using round altoid lemon sours cans. Now you can build a pot support for your stove and before you ask, a pot support is needed for this designthis stove will not work by putting your pot directly on the stove. Nov 08, 2015 home forums gear forums gear general soda can alcohol stove viewing 18 posts 1 through 18 of 18 total forums are supported by our merchant partners disclosure rei coupons zpacks hyperlite patagonia arcteryx rbtr drop backcountry feathered friends campsaver gaia. Making an alcohol stove from soda cans iwillprepare. The beer can camping stove is a wellknown diy camping stove and is a great backup stove or even primary stove on a camping trip. Beverage can stoves often called soda can stoves in u. Soda can alcohol stove northern new england royal rangers. The bottoms of two cans become the top and bottom of the stove. Alcohol stoves can burn denatured alcohol, ethanol and heet, which are all fairly cheap and easy to find.
Your new hannah stove needs pre heating before it can build the vapor pressure that will sustain the jets. A better soda can stove back in the early days of new france, a coureur des bois would spend a little fortune for his ultra light birch bark canoe. Use a marker to mark the can, try to use a flat base like an eraser as a guide to your marker, rotate the can in a circular motion until you complete the markings. While there are loads of ultralight, advanced stoves on the market, few can compete with the simplicity and supreme frugality of a traditional alcohol burning stove. And yes, a diy alcohol stove can be improvised with ease almost anywhere in the world, provided you have the fuel available. Dec 15, 2019 whats needed to solve this problem is a hobo stove. The primer pan heats up air around the stove and the alcohol vaporizes, ignites and pressurizes the jets. Aug 05, 2018 if the stove tips, you will have burning alcohol spreading around quickly.
Combustion in the center heats the inner wall and the case, and boils the alcohol. Note just about any printable file can be converted to a pdf file with a printer subsystem pdf creation software such as cutepdf. See more ideas about diy camping, camping stove and camping. The issue i am having is it doesnt stay lit very long maybe only a couple minutes, not long enough to boil 2 cups of water. I just made an soda can alcohol stove but having some issues with it. No doubt there are quite a few designs for mini soda can alcohol stoves its like people have a fascination with them or something. What can you drink with diabetes alcohol, soda, diet soda. To make a hobo stove you need to find nothing more than a couple of soda cans and some alcohol to power it. Apr 18, 2019 how to make a soda can stove diehard backpackers are always trying to find ways to cut weight from their pack, and one of the heaviest things they can carry is a cookstove. Usually the top of the can will tell you what the bottom of the can will look like.
A knife or a pair of scissors will be the only tool you need. The stove lights promptly so be careful, you wont see an alcohol flame in daylight. Adobe users adobe pdf portable document format versions of all templates are available. A tutorial on how to build a coke can stove for hiking and. Heres a great camping hack to use two aluminum beverage cans to make a small and portable 15 minute stove. Heres a hack submitted by member survivaltek introducing the pepsi can stove. In the form of rubbing alcohol, medical alcohol or surgical spirits, it can be easily found in most pharmacies for a very low cost and is by far the cheapest way to fuel a stove. Soda can stove instructions page 1 soda can stove instructions step 1 find the cans the lowest ridge on the bottom of the can should have a sharp crease, not a rounded edge. There are alcohol stove designs that make it all but impossible to use a simmer ring attachment such as the cat food can stove, but the soda can stove does not have this limitation. Soda can stove instructions survival solutionss blog. This article will teach you how to take your favorite soda and make it become an awesome survival soda can stove. A soda can stove, made from three soda pop cans and rubbing alcohol, can be.
As per the fuel, you can buy large amounts of at least 70% methanolmethyl alcohol rubbing alcohol at any hardware store for a few pennies. I still can t quite perfect it enough to post, but the soda beer can size is possible with just a single can, simply scoring out the center disc of the top i imagine the fosters can version would be about the size of a standard marine alcohol stove. As this website gets more publicity and more people start finding it, ive been getting more and more suggestions for ideas on how to improve or tweak the soda can stove. The flexible tubing can direct the alcohol into the wrong compartment of the stove if you are using a trail designs 1012 stove, for example. Mar 19, 2015 this is a detailed and easy way to make a alcohol stove out of a soda pop can. Total weight, including a windscreenstand, can be less than one ounce 28 g. Most soda can builds, it seems to me, require two soda cans and a bit more cutting than id prefer. Some of the ideas seem like they might have merit, but i dont really feel comfortable officially endorsing any of them since i havent tried them. Things youll need 2 aluminum cans, for example, soft drink cans, beer cans. Home forums gear forums gear general soda can alcohol stove viewing 18 posts 1 through 18 of 18 total forums are supported by our merchant partners disclosure rei coupons zpacks hyperlite patagonia arcteryx rbtr drop backcountry feathered friends campsaver gaia. Gallons of denatured alcohol, 12 ounce at a time, sometimes with as many as 10 stoves burning at the same time. The top piece has burner holes, the bottom serves as the base.
How to make a hobo stove soda can stove the geek pub. There are any number of sites and videos showing you how to build a homemade alcohol stove. What if i told you you can make one out of an ordinary beer can. Imagine that you are in a winter storm blackout and all you have is your six pack of soda to get you through the emergency. The slits are to make it a little easier to insert one into the other. Stepbystep directions for how to make a soda can stovea cheap. This stove will work ok on 91% isopropyl rubbing alcohol, but runs ideally off of 95%. This trash into treasure philosophy also holds true for the penny stovea device thats built from nothing more than a few soda cans, a copper penny, and some alcohol for fuel. Pdf how to make a lightweight soda can backpacking stove with your scouts free books. While there are loads of ultralight, advanced stoves on the market, few can compete with the simplicity and supreme frugality of a traditional alcoholburning stove.
How to make an alcohol stove from soda cans rei co. The instructions here describe how to build the burner, but youll also need a diy pot. It is as lightweight as a stove can be and is very efficient on fuel. How to build a homemade alcohol stove start backpacking travel. Once the can is hot enough to boil the alcohol inside, the side burners will light themselves, and it will behave like a familiar stove burner. This alcohol stove is a fairly simple design composed of just two pieces. Say youre going camping or perhaps moving to smaller living quarters i. How to make a soda can stove old vs improved design. There are different variations of the aluminum can stove, but i like this one the best because you only need a pocketknife to build it. Insert the can with the holes inside the bigger can.
The first lie is that alcohol stoves dont work, which is completely untrue. This model is an air freshener pump with a drilled out nozzle fitted to your fuel bottle. A soda can stove, made from three soda pop cans and rubbing alcohol, can be used indoors or outdoors to. If you are using isopropyl alcohol, try to use at least 90% or as close to pure as possible, since 70% has a lot of water and can prevent the stove from working. Outside of small meats and eggs etc, how about absynth and sugar. After rinsing it with water dry it with a piece of cloth. In thirtydegree weather at sea level, it took upward of fifteen minutes to boil.615 1223 1289 593 17 74 940 574 939 1205 709 1438 1328 315 1062 708 285 332 568 591 271 985 37 271 325 987 1154 682 1387 374 742 1248 82 1183 809 955 870 1117 1464 357 674 137 993 824 1307 532 1487