There are a bajillion ways to make a cheap camping stove – cat food cans are particularly popular – but who doesn’t have any empty beer can lying around? Tom Allen, a long-distance cyclist who knows a thing or two about adventuring on the down low, put together this sweet little how-to.

As for getting alcohol in the States, your best bet is probably denatured or methanol. Zen Stoves has a handy guide to fuels here and a deep dive into stove choices here.

Thinking biomass is more your thing? Check out the classic BioLite stove.

Steve Casimiro is the editor of Adventure Journal. Follow him on Instagram at @stevecasimiro.

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