How Do You Make a Wood Burning Backpacking Stove?

By Anna Duncan

Few items are as essential to backpacking as a good stove. A wood burning backpacking stove is an excellent option for those looking for a reliable, lightweight and affordable cooking solution.

They offer the convenience of being able to cook without the need for fuel, making them great for those on the go or in remote locations.

The first step to making a wood burning backpacking stove is to select your materials. You’ll need metal sheeting, metal rods, rivets and screws, and aluminum foil tape.

You’ll also want some tools such as a drill, saw, jigsaw, file and pliers.

Once you’ve gathered your materials and tools, it’s time to get started building your stove. Start by cutting two pieces of metal sheeting into a rectangular shape – one piece should be slightly larger than the other. The small piece will form the base of your stove while the larger piece will form the walls.

Next, use a jigsaw to cut slots in both pieces of metal sheeting so they can be attached together with rivets or screws. Make sure that these slots are at least 1/4 inch away from any edges or corners.

Now that you have assembled the base and walls of your stove it’s time to construct the combustion chamber. This is done by cutting four metal rods into 1/2 inch long pieces and using them to attach two pieces of aluminum foil tape together in an X-shape.

Finally, attach this combustion chamber to the top of your stove using rivets or screws. This will create an airtight seal that will allow air to flow through, allowing for efficient burning of wood.

By following these steps you can easily make your own wood burning backpacking stove in only a few hours! With this lightweight cooking solution you can enjoy all the convenience of cooking on the go without worrying about fuel sources.

Conclusion: Making your own wood burning backpacking stove is not only an affordable option but it is also surprisingly easy! By following these steps you can easily create an efficient and lightweight cooking solution for any adventure.