so i decided to make a Super Cat stove and picked up a 3 oz can of cat food (for my cat) and a quart of denatured alcohol. got home, removed the food, cleaned the can, and poked the holes in it. i added an ounce of alcohol, set it alight, waited for it to really get going, placed my filled pot on the stove and...
the flame went out.
i made the holes larger and things were going great until... the inside of the can caught fire. apparently the can i bought is steel with a vinyl coating inside. doh! so now i have a melty mess of a can, a very nasty smelling pot, and quite a mess to clean up on the patio.
of course this would not have happened if i bought the food that cost 54 cents, but no, i had to save 7 cents!