I made a woodgas camp stove this weekend.  It was pretty fun.

I’ve seen this project on instructables.com before and now the same one has appeared in Make magazine so I decided to make one of my own.

It burns sticks but its can-within-a-can design provides more air near the top in order to burn the smoke and soot as well and so it’s very clean burning.  It’s made from a paint can, a soup can, and a tuna can. 

There was something very satisfying about it; probably because it was quick and cheap and worked very well although I haven’t yet put a pot on it to boil water or anything.  I only burned some scraps of hardwood from my scrap bin.  Evan was excited since he’s into camping and it’s something he could pick up and use directly.