Would you like to make your own aluminum can stove? They are light weight, simple and practical little stoves fueled by denatured alcohol. I enjoyed making this DIY project and hope you do too.
For this project you will need:
3 Aluminum cans (2 if they are tall)
a box cutter or scissors (something to pierce the aluminum and cut)
scissors (to go back and cut the lines clean)
angled pick or awl or push pin
You should be able to find denatured alcohol at your local sporting goods store in the marine department.
This video highlights a sleek loop that you can use for snares and tent hooks/pegs along with other applications. Paul does a good job of explaining how to make this version of a simple eye splice in your natural fibered cord.
If you need some to practice with I highly suggest juke twine its an inexpensive cord you can find in the miscellaneous isle at your local market or check the link to amazon:
Dutch oven liners are a great way to save water for clean-up especially if water is unavailable or rationed. This reviewer loved what she found at Wal-mart. If your local market doesn’t have parchment paper liners you can also try the plastic ones designed for the oven or Crockpot. You can even make your own with a roll of parchment paper. You may have a difficult time finding wide enough parchment paper, it typically comes in 15″ wide rolls. You can simply fold a seam to make it 30″ wide so it will fit your larger dutch ovens. You can also find aluminum pan liners, which look cool, but cost more for your easy water free clean up.
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The machete touches on every aspect of wilderness survival and bushcraft here in Brazil. I often use this technique in rainy season to make primary tinder as well as kindling from Candeia wood. Candeia is filled with a very offensive smelling oil that reminds me of a wet dog or stinky cheese. It burns extremely well almost as well as fatwood and is used in much the same way. By scraping the wood with the right angle spine of the machete the Candeia log will yield up handfuls of very light tinder that will take a spark from a ferro rod. The same piece of wood can also be shaved and split to create a very hot base for a fire.