Sure you can make a very cheap and very easy to use backpacking stove from a cat food can. But what if you don’t have cats? Do you just dump out the food? That’s a waste. Plus, unless you take the time to remove the label, you have a garish colored bit of feline marketing staring you in the face each time you use it. That’s where this beer can stove comes in. One, you get to drink the contents. Two, the stove is a bit more elegant, with the ringed lip of the can and no kittie pics. Step-by-step instructions can be found here at LeftRightWalks, a site dedicated to hacks, some of the camping variety.

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