Survival gear can be expensive, heavy, and prone to breaking down.
Having some gear around is a great idea, but relying on it too much can be a mistake, especially when it comes to filling an essential need like food preparation.
DIY Aluminum Can Burners
Though you might have stoves and burners around for this purpose, this is a low-cost project for creating an alternate source of heat for cooking food and sanitizing water.
These can burners, also known as hobo stoves, give you a quick, cheap, and easy flame to cook.
Having this knowledge under your belt could be your ticket to staying fed in a pinch or just helping out as a cheap way to create a mobile burner for many other reasons.
Here are two methods for creating a cheap and easy alcohol-fueled burner out of aluminum cans.
Method 1: The Homemade Outdoor Luxe
Method 2: The PBR Burner
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Editor's Note: This article was originally published on March 26, 2014, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.