In this video I show how to make and use my favorite soup can camp stove. The stove in this video is an excellent little wood stove that burns fuel cleanly, and unlike DIY alcohol stoves can burn for long periods of time without needing to be extinguished to refuel. I also prefer wood stoves over alcohol because you don’t need to carry fuel with you; sticks are a renewable resource you can find almost anywhere.
The Hot Ash rocket stove is designed with primary and secondary burns so they burn hot and efficient. Boil a cup of water with just a handful of sticks, wood pellets, or most other biofuels.
I’ve always been a big fan of twig stoves, because they work with whatever is available in nature or your backyard — twigs, plant stalks, grass, pine cones, pine needles, whatever. No need to buy or lug around expensive fuel and fuel containers.