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aluminum can for wood hobo stove?
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Brett Peugh
(bpeugh) - F - M

Locale: Midwest
aluminum can for wood hobo stove? on 08/16/2009 22:39:36 MDT Print View

I was wondering if anyone has seen a good aluminum can out there to use for a hobo wood burning stove. I have a pint steel one that I use with my 24oz aluminum can but it is quite big and heavy for the 12oz aluminum can I have. Thanks.

Derek Goffin

Locale: North of England
aluminum can for wood hobo stove?" on 08/17/2009 01:40:12 MDT Print View

Aluminium will melt. I use an Alu can for the outer jacket of a double wall stove but the firebox (inner) gets too hot.

Edited by Derekoak on 08/17/2009 01:40:46 MDT.

Brett Peugh
(bpeugh) - F - M

Locale: Midwest
thin sheet of titanium? on 08/17/2009 08:02:11 MDT Print View

Does anyone know where to get a thin sheet of titanium other than titanium goat then?

Troy Ammons
(tammons) - F - MLife
Online metals on 08/17/2009 11:10:36 MDT Print View

or if you want a small wood gas stove, you can build one out of a 12oz Heineken can and a sardine can. Burns about 20 minutes.

I have not melted one yet, but the hot embers are contained in the sardine can. Downside is you need a starter and a pot stand or dig a hole and use a grate.

Jim Yancey
(jimyancey) - F

Locale: Missouri
Titanium source on 08/17/2009 22:28:46 MDT Print View

Titanium Joe (

No foil, but fairly thin sheet titanium. Worth a look!

Brett Peugh
(bpeugh) - F - M

Locale: Midwest
correction on 08/18/2009 10:48:09 MDT Print View

Let me correct the first statement. I have a quart steel paint can for my 24oz Heineken can. I was using a pint steel paint can for my pop can pot. I would like to find something that is of similar size to the pint can but that will weigh less. Thanks.

As for Titanium Joe, I looked and then looked away due to my budget.

Keith Selbo
(herman666) - F - M

Locale: Northern Virginia
Re: thin sheet of titanium? on 08/18/2009 14:17:48 MDT Print View

0.005 titanium from Titanium Goat.

also see:

for more photos of stove built of this material operating, and collapsed for carrying. I've been using since January and would change very little.ready to cook

Edited by herman666 on 08/18/2009 14:21:59 MDT.