18 Simple Handmade Stove

Simple Handmade Stove

Posted on January 14, 2012 by

If on an outing you want some fried potatoes and meat but have no stove, you can do it by yourself! Just find a log…

And cut it into segments.

Stick some paper into the cracks…

Leaving a wick.

Then fire it!


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18 responses to “Simple Handmade Stove”

  1. banditrider says:

    You don’t have a stove, but you happen to be carrying a log, a chainsaw, newspaper, frying pan, meat, potatos and onions

  2. banditrider says:

    oh, and a milk churn

  3. Frankie says:

    It’s a reason why we call it a “russian stove” in my country. We use it often when we are out in the woods.

  4. People's Commissar says:

    Quite clever.

  5. perristalsis says:

    As a former assistant Scoutmaster I thought I’d seen it all, but this is cool; beats the old hole in the ground with a vent tunnel since the chow is comfortably high. And yes, a Scout could easily make such a device with gear from his patrol box.

  6. Ham are sick, Al says:

    Bear Grylles, take note!

  7. Mr. Fox says:

    If burned wood collapsed?

  8. Pinback says:

    We often use this kind of stove while working in the forest in winter here in Germany, not only to cook but also to warm up on cold days. I have heard it referred to both as a “Swedish” and “Finnish” stove.

  9. munamies says:

    Jätkänkynttilä – guy’s candle in Finland. Quite common mostly as a decoration..

  10. RepublicOfCatyes says:

    Do you need chain saw? Can you make one with an axe? It looks like it needs to be connected at the bottom so you indeed need to carry the chain saw with you.. ?

    • OldBikr says:

      You could use a hand saw if you want to take a little more time doing this, I suppose.

      A bow saw with a Swedish blade works wonders in the woods.

  11. Andrey says:

    I’m going to try it !
    THX for the hint.

  12. JM says:

    These type of stoves have been around for sometime. Do a youtube search for Swedish Fire Stoves. Even in the United States and Canada, old woodsmen, trappers and such used to make these. Even for camping today I will use a 4-5 inch diameter log about 5 inches and baton an x halfway down and use it to boil water or cook some fish while hiking.

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