Challenge to recycle Coca-Cola!/ Make a simple alcohol stove (soda can stove)

Beautiful job on the little stove. Small , light weight and very functional. On a river trip about 20 years ago I used one on the trip. The other guys had a commercially made gas stove. Their stove failed to work properly and finally stopped working. For the last 3 days we used my little […]

Beautiful job on the little stove. Small , light weight and very functional. On a river trip about 20 years ago I used one on the trip. The other guys had a commercially made gas stove. Their stove failed to work properly and finally stopped working. For the last 3 days we used my little pop/soda can , alcohol , stove to cook with.


I enjoyed working with two soda cans.I’ve seen so many models of the soda can stove. Some very elaborate and some incredibly simple. This one is somewhere in the middle of the pack as to complexity, but the workmanship is outstanding. Some designs I’ve seen included epoxy glue, being packed with a wicking material or a coin to act as a valve. Those last are called a penny stove, but I haven’t seen a video with one being posted in a few years so they might have gone out of fashion for all I know. What I especially liked to see in this video was how easy the parting of the can was using the scribing method and how clean the edges were. Most seem to just stab a knife though the can and saw it apart or use a pair of scissors. It’s something that really doesn’t make a difference as for the functionality but this way it looks so much better. Just remember that if you are in a pinch just about any way to part off the bottoms of the cans will work. Also the holes in the outer rim doesn’t have to be drilled. If a nail is all you’ve got then just punching those holes will give you a working stove. But it won’t look as good of course. And now I’d like to see a round up of different stove designs to see which ones are the fastest to boil, uses the least fuel to boil and is the easiest and fastest to make using tools limited to a knife, a nail and two soda cans… There are videos out there where they they test for time to boil and fuel efficiency but I can’t remember anyone ranking the build complexity and build time using very simple tools.

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