In a survival situation, you may well be without many of the basics of life.

Here is how you can make your own stove which will make many meals more palatable.

You may need also need a quick form of heat to keep warm.

In this tutorial, we will show you how to make an alternative portable stove out of soda cans.

Step 1: portable stove

Gather all the materials needed for this project:
• 2 pcs. soda cans
• Denatured alcohol
• A piece of coin
• Cutter or Swiss knife
• cotton
• pin
• scissors
• lighter
• cotton

Here is where you can purchase these items (some you probably have with you or can easily find them):

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Step 2: portable stove

Cut the bottom part of the soda can. This should be 2 centimeters tall. This will be can number 1.

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Step 3: portable stove

Smooth out the edges using a scissor.

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Step 4: portable stove

Cut another soda can halfway of its height. This will be can number 2.

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Step 5: Portable Stove

Pinch small holes around the edges of the top part of the can number 2. Use a pin to do this and make sure that you have an equal spacing for each hole.

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Step 6: Portable Stove

Make a medium hole in the middle of can number 2.

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Step 7:

Add additional small holes on the sides of the medium hole made in step 6.

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Step 8:

Put considerable amounts of cotton on top of the can number 1.

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Step 9:

Carefully slide the can #1 inside can number 2. This will be quite tough but make sure that both cans are properly aligned so that it will make the sliding easier.

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Step 10:

Press the cans firmly on the table top to push the can #1 further inside can number 2. Continue doing this until can number 1 is totally inside can #1. Make sure that the cans are snug fit, since we need a considerable amount of pressure in between the spaces inside later. This will be the portable stove ready for set-up.

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Step 11:

Fill the portable stove with denatured alcohol through the holes made in the middle. 3 to 5 ml. would do.

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Step 12:

Cover the mid holes of the stove using a coin.

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Step 13:

Heat the bottom butt of the stove or the can number 1 on the portable stove. Do these for 3 to 5 minutes or until you smell the alcohol fumes radiating from the small holes on top.

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Step 14:

Start lighting the portable stove on the side holes of it.

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Step 15:

Blue flame out now! You can now put your cooking casserole on top of the portable stove!

The 5-ml. denatured alcohol will last up to 20 to 30 minutes of cooking. This is enough to boil your soup or even fry your bacon. You can add more denatured alcohol if you plan to cook longer. This is very portable and easy stove to operate.

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