Sunday, October 24, 2010

Custom Emergency stove.

We had a power outage yesterday, it was only for a few hours but it got me thinking. If it had been longer we wouldn't be able to cook or even boil water because our stove is electric.

So I made this.

It burns alcohol and works well enough to boil cold water in under 10 minutes. I can get 10-12 minutes of burn off 4oz of alcohol. Its pretty nifty. I'm proud of it, its my own design and it only took me 3-4 hours from thinking about making it to testing and tweaking. Its made out of the bottom of an Arizona Icetea can and the bottom of a cherry coke can.


  1. ya, i saw a info thread that called this a hobo stove but was affraid to build it cuz some of those pic r just tryin to get you to blow urself up. glad to hear it worked 4 u

  2. great work! thats really innovative!

  3. Useful for those emergencies or for when Zombie's take down the electrical grids.