How To Build A Rocket Stove

You can use different items lying around your home to create a rocket stove. Below are the supplies you will need to create this Rocket Stove for your survival needs.

Dremel Tool
Tin Snips
Metal File
1 – #10 Tin Can with metal lid
2 – 28oz Tin Cans
Insulation
Sharpie
Gloves
Safety Goggles
Hanger
High-Temperature Paint

STEP 1

Take the 28 oz Cans, and create a circle with a sharpie knife o the bottom of the #10 can. Make sure you leave some space between the end of the can and between the tracing cut.

STEP 2

Trace one of the 28 oz can on the #10 cans lid and then cut with the Dremel tool or Tin Snips which are easier when cutting straight lines.

STEP 3

Draw 2 inch lines on top of the #10 can, and then cut another 2 1/2-inch lines around the remaining circumference. The 2-inch lines are for the handle you will be placing on the can. Use the Dremel Tool to cut the lines.

On the 28 oz can that you’ll be inserting through the #10 can and remaining 28 oz can make sure to remove the top and bottom opening. Next, draw 1-inch lines around the circumference and cut with either a Dremel tool or Tin Snips.

STEP 4

Take the 28 oz can and make another tracing cut. This will be inserted in the other can. Use a metal filer to soften the edges.

STEP 5

It is easier to insert the can when the 1-inch edges are cut. Wear gloves to avoid any self cuts.

STEP 6

To install, line up the #10 can and 28 oz can and connect them.

STEP 7

Next, insert the can with no hole through. Lightly push back the cut pieces to secure the can.

STEP 8

Make sure you fill the outside edges with insulation. Make sure to pack it down till it is at the rim of the can in the center.

STEP 9

Fold down 4 of the 1-inch tabs. Use a hammer to secure them. Next, lay the metal lid on top and then fold down the remaining 1-inch tabs.
DIY Rocket Stove

STEP 10

Spray paint the #10 can and hanger handle with your choice of high-temperature paint! Put the can in a place where there is enough ventilation. Leave the #10 to dry for a couple of hours. If there are any discrepancies, spray again.

Open up a hole on each side flap and insert that wire hanger, Make sure it is bent to the shape of the #10 can.

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