Homesteading on Thursday: How to make a Tin Can StoveHomesteading is all about being resourceful and making the most with what you have. Repurpose things that you normally pitch into the trash-Like tin cans!
Our neighbor, Owen Newman taught us how to make good use out of old tin cans. You can make all kinds of camping gear that would cost a lot of money in the outdoor market right at your own home...
- tin cups
- frying pans
- cook stoves
- cookie cutters
- water pails
- billy pots (little cooking pots with handles)
The tin cans are made out of steel covered in tin. It is safe to store food in as well as cook with. Do not throw your tin cans away!
For today, Owen will show you how to make a little cook stove...
A gallon size tin can is used to make this outdoor cooking stove. Peel the label off and wash well. Use a can opener that cuts the portion of the lid off the topmost edge of the can wall instead of using the opener that removes the lid by cutting down through the lid from the top. The side can opener device will leave the can with a relatively safe edge, unlikely to cause cuts. Here is a photo of a side cutter can opener just incase you are confused:
This stove can be used over and over again. It feels good to cook food over a fire and to know you are repurposing the old tin cans you normally just recycle or throw away.