I did not invent this stove, the original model I based mine on was invented by Roy L. "TrailDad" Robinson, his stove design can be found at Hiking Web Site. I only put these instructions on my site because I have made some modifications, and I'm constantly being asked about how to make one.
If you want tips on cooking with alcohol stoves, I've put together a page on how to do that here: Cooking with the Cat Stove.
Step 1. Gather the Equipment. To build a Cat stove, you will need the following:
1 Large can of cat or dog food. $0.68
1 Small can of cat food. $0.30
1 Pair of oven liners. $0.97
Some fiberglass insulation. Free from a construction site scrap pile.
1 Hardware Cloth. Bought the roll a while back, can't remember the price.
3 paper clips. Free from your desk, or someone's at work. Don't get the plastic coated ones.
Alcohol, denatured. You can find this in 32oz containers at Wal-Mart,
Lowe's, hardware stores, etc. Look in the paint thinner section.$2.98
Step 2. Gather your tools. You will need:
1 Large church key.
1 Small church key.
1 Pair scissors.
1 Small kitchen knife.
1 Hole punch.
1 Pair pliers with wire cutters.
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