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.


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