Tiny Multi-Fuel Stoves

Around $20 at Amazon.



If cooking indoors, consider using Sterno or alcohol as fuel, not wood or charcoal.

Alcohol Burner

These alcohol burners can be used in the “Tiny Multi-Fuel Stoves” (above), plus other tiny stoves.  Many types of alcohol can be used as fuel.  The product “Heet” in the yellow container is a gas line anti-freeze, commonly available and sometimes recommended for use as an alcohol fuel.


Butane Stoves

An inexpensive ($20 to $30) butane stove can be used indoors.  Each butane canister is good for approximately 9 hours.


Multi Fuel Volcano

Volcano Outdoor Stove can be used with wood, propane or charcoal.   $150


Wood Gas Stove

SilverFire wood gas stoves are available in several sizes.  Use the Scout, the smallest gasifier stove, for backpacking or bugout.


The SilverFire Hunter stove has a 3″ chimney and can be used indoors for cooking.  Add a turkey pot filled with water over top of the burner for space heating a small area.


Use the SilverLight Survivor with a Coleman camp oven for baking.


Rocket Stoves

StoveTec wood/coal rocket stove, 32,900 BTU.


Coffee Can Stoves by rich991980, 1 of 2


Coffee Can Stoves by rich991980, 2 of 2


Two Can Stove from Lannyplans, 1 of 2


Two Can Stove from Lannyplans, 2 of 2


Rocket Stove Workshop by LondonPermaculture


The Two Buck Stove by Lanny Henson, 1 of 1


Tiny Liquid Fuel Stove

Soda can stove uses Heet for fuel.

Trail Stoves

J. Faulk’s Wood Burning Trail Stove

Kelly Kettle

Boil water in minutes and cook food at the same time using the Kelly Kettle.   Available in Aluminum (3 sizes) or Stainless Steel (1 size),  camping kettles make boiling water fast and easy.  Using only naturally occuring fuels such as sticks, Pine cones, Birch bark, Heather etc. outdoor camp kettles boil water in just 3 – 5 minutes for tea, coffee, rehydrating food, bathing, cooking, etc…..irrespective of weather conditions – Nothing boils water faster than a Kelly!


Hobo Stoves

Hobo Stove

Hobo Stove

Hobo Stove

A 2 cent Hobo Stove

2 cent Hobo Stove

2 cent Hobo Stove



Portable Camp  Oven by Coleman

The lid for Volcano stoves can be used for baking or smoking.  When used with a Dutch oven, coals are not required on top of the cast iron pot lid.

Fire Starters

Click Fire Starters to see a variety of simple inexpensive tools used to start a fire.

An excellent way to start a fire is by using a cotton ball rubbed with petroleum jelly.  This cotton ball will show a healthy flame for more than a minute compared to a non-prepared cotton ball that just smolders.  Not much petroleum jelly is needed.  Just a little dab rubbed in with your fingers will do.


The Blast Match Fire Starter ($20) is operable with one hand in case of injury

Magnesium Fire Starter, $5 at Walmart.