I really like homemade camp stoves. They cost nothing, and you can
built another one if it breaks…
The stoves you can build are really no big deal. If you got minimal
handy man abilities it's really a piece of cake. There are many
I brought here the basics and those that I tried.
As for the stove type: don’t count on building a gas stove or a
multi-fuel stove. Leave this to the professionals… This leaves us with
three options: alcohol
burning camp stove and wood
It's up to you to choose. Personally, I love building alcohol stoves.
They are small, fun to make and weigh nothing.
Homemade alcohol stove
That’s a great option if you are into ultralight backpacking
There are numerous homemade alcohol stoves designs. I think that the
options I brought here pretty much summarize the best designs. You can
choose from these basic (and popular) options:
tuna can stove / cat can stove
Made out of two cans, one smaller then the other. Holds some fiberglass
inside. Very simple to assemble. These are the best instructions I
found on the web:
Personally, I'd leave this aside. But hey, go for it if you feel like.
It's a valid option for a homemade camp stove, especially for the
campground, Not so much for the
The basic idea is described in my page about wood
Basically, the stove turns wood into gas (gasify it) and
gas. It is much cleaner then just a regular wood burning camp stove.
You should get almost no smoke out of it. The commercial wood gas
stoves you'll find are with an electrical fan. They can get way too
heavy. The homemade stoves are much lighter though.
Wooden stove Not rated yet This is a rocket stove made out of wood. You should see it burn!
DIY wood gasifier backpacking version Not rated yet I just wanted to post a link to another DIY for a wood gasifier stove.
It is a 4" diameter version of the wood gasifier stove. It can boil 2 cups of …