Make a hike stove with a drinks can for free

IMG 1790When Mr Kennedy came to camp and announced it was possible to make a stove out of drinks can we were very interested. The Scouts had a go at making one as their camp gadget for the Outdoors Badge. Since then the Explorers have had a go at making one too and they really are impressive. It turns out that there are lots of different designs but we had a go at making Tom's stove as it requires a single can and a pocket knife to make. Our tip is remove the lid with the can opener on a Victorinox Swiss Army knife if you want a nice neat job. There are loads of websites that give you ideas how to make it. This one even rates all of the different designs. Ours beat a trangia - which is pretty impressive. We're about to try out some of the more complicated designs too.