Collapsible Hobo Stove (1 Viewer)

Middlejake

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Just joined the site and thought I'd show a stove idea I used back in 09. While staying a winter at the Slabs, I noticed there was a surplus of old coffee cans lying around. Started cooking on a hobo stove every night. I wanted to take one with but they seemed to much of a pain to pack.

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It fits into the large BDU pocket of the long sleeve fatigue.

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Those are the four sections of the stove. And a kitty cat. Cat not required for the stove to function, but I hear they taste good.

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Each section has a tab cut on the top and the bottom so the pieces slide together. I then used a piece of a hanger that I bent into a small right angle to slide into holes that I punched through both tabs once it was together(just used a hammer and a nail). Without the pieces of hanger, my pot of water would flatten the stove and put out my fire :(.

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So. Hope everyone gets the idea of how it was made. You can see the tabs on the top and bottom some. This little sucker didn't work too bad. Lasted me a year I think before the metal started to go. Don't know if this is an original idea, but I hope it helps someone out there.
 

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cport420

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Very fucking cool. May be the weed but that's tight. You think a wood gas stove thing could be made like this?
 

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Just joined the site and thought I'd show a stove idea I used back in 09. While staying a winter at the Slabs, I noticed there was a surplus of old coffee cans lying around. Started cooking on a hobo stove every night. I wanted to take one with but they seemed to much of a pain to pack.

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It fits into the large BDU pocket of the long sleeve fatigue.

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Those are the four sections of the stove. And a kitty cat. Cat not required for the stove to function, but I hear they taste good.

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Each section has a tab cut on the top and the bottom so the pieces slide together. I then used a piece of a hanger that I bent into a small right angle to slide into holes that I punched through both tabs once it was together(just used a hammer and a nail). Without the pieces of hanger, my pot of water would flatten the stove and put out my fire :(.

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So. Hope everyone gets the idea of how it was made. You can see the tabs on the top and bottom some. This little sucker didn't work too bad. Lasted me a year I think before the metal started to go. Don't know if this is an original idea, but I hope it helps someone out there.
Seems your photos won't load, so not being sure what stove you mean, this might be redundant, but I got a Lixada wood stove from ebay at abot 10 bucks. Folds flat, fairly light stainless steel. The idea is the thing works like a traditional hobo can stove, but can be folded flat. Did not come with instructions and i could not get it assembled and freaked out, but found a youtube vid Lixada Fix, which is crucial as it does not work out of the box. Burns wood and has a bowl for alcohol.
 

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