Rocket stoves are a great tool to have on hand for camping or to keep in a survival kit, and they can be made for next to nothing out of stuff you probably have sitting around your house. These can be fueled with just about anything you have lying around that is flammable – leaves, twigs, or even junk mail. They are weather resistant, easy to transport, and super easy to run.
This video shows how to make a simple tin can rocket stove. For this project, you’ll need:
- 2 tin soup or spagetti sauce-sized cans
- a metal paint can for the main part of the stove
- sand, gravel, or dirt to act as insulation and keep the paint can from getting too hot while lit
- a hacksaw and drill to cut the holes out of the cans
Once complete, you’ll have this amazingly efficient, easily portable stove that is a cinch to light and use for cooking or heating water.