You will need 1 x empty beer or soft drink can, 1 x knife and 1 x pair of scissors
Remove the inner top, inside the rim of the can with a knife (be careful).
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Cut the can roughly in half.
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Neaten up the edges and trim the two halves so that the height of the base reaches the shoulder of the top.
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Measure carefully.
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From the inside of the can with a knife pierce a tiny hole for air intake.
Using the blade of the knife crease the edge to create stove top vents. Map them out like a clock face to make sure they are evenly spaced.
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Insert the top of the can inside of the base until the top of the creases are just visible.
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To use as a stove you will need fuel (methylated spirits) and a lighter or matches.
Fill the can with fuel so it just covers the bottom edge of the stove top vents.
Light with a match.
Wait until you see a yellow flame.
Place pot or pan ontop of stove, use a wind shield if necessary.
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After you have finished put out the stove by smothering the flame with the bottom of another can or a bowl over the top.
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Once the fuel has cooled put it back into the bottle to be used again.
You can make many different styles of stoves.
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