How Do I Build a Wood Burning Backpacking Stove?

By Anna Duncan

Backpacking stoves are an important part of outdoor camping gear, and sometimes it can be hard to find the right one for your needs. Wood burning backpacking stoves are a great option for those who want an eco-friendly and reliable way to cook on their camping trips.

Building your own wood burning backpacking stove is relatively simple, and you can find plenty of resources online with detailed instructions on how to do it. The most important thing is to make sure that you have all the materials and tools you need before you start. Here are the steps for building your own wood burning backpacking stove:

1. Gather materials – You will need a metal can (such as an old paint can or food can), some wire mesh, some sheet metal, screws, nuts and bolts, pliers, tin snips, a drill and drill bit, ceramic wool or steel wool, glue or cement and some aluminum foil.

2. Cut the sheet metal – Use a pair of tin snips and cut out four pieces of sheet metal in a rectangular shape that is slightly larger than the size of your metal can. This will be the base for your stove.

3. Attach the wire mesh – Measure out two pieces of wire mesh that is slightly smaller than the size of your sheet metal rectangle.

Then use glue or cement to attach them to the top of each side of your base so that they form a “V” shape over the center of your base rectangle. This will provide a surface for air flow into your stove.

4. Drill holes in the base – Using a drill bit that is slightly smaller than the screws you will be using to assemble your stove, drill two holes in each corner of your rectangle base so that you can attach all four sides together later on with screws and nuts & bolts.

5. Assemble – Take two pieces of sheet metal and attach them together on either side using screws and nuts & bolts through each hole in each corner piece that you drilled earlier. Repeat this process with all four sides until you form a box like structure around your wire mesh “V” shape in the center of it all.

6. Attach insulation – Now take some ceramic wool or steel wool (depending on what type of insulation you have) and stuff it into any gaps between the sheet metal walls so that it fits snugly into place around them all (this will help keep air from escaping). Once this is done take some aluminum foil tape and line it around each wall as well as over any exposed parts of insulation so that no air escapes from those areas either when finished cooking with it later on

Conclusion: Building a wood burning backpacking stove is not only easy but also allows campers to cook their meals without worrying about running out fuel sources while out in nature! With just some basic materials such as sheet metal, wire mesh, screws & nuts & bolts, pliers & tin snips , ceramic wool or steel wool , glue or cement , aluminum foil tape , etc., campers will be able to construct their own reliable wood burning backpacking stove in no time at all!