How To Make A Wood Gas Stove – Compact & Efficient!

Home Preppers DIY How To Make A Wood Gas Stove – Compact & Efficient!
Published on July 2, 2016

Stove Secrets E4 – “Back To The Basics”. How to make a wood gasifier stove. A highly efficient, compact, and portable wood burning stove that uses natural materials for it’s fuel source, eliminating the need to pack in extra fuel when hiking or backpacking. This tried and true design has many variations, and it’s capabilities can easily extend beyond a cheap and lightweight backpacking stove, to applications such as emergency use or simply a free camp stove for the budget minded individual . The wood gas, or “gasifier” stove is a very simple project for the DIY enthusiast, and takes the good old fashioned “Hobo Stove” to the next level!
“Stove Secrets” – Alcohol stove builds, tips, tricks, and secrets for the true DIY gear junkie. No fancy or expensive tools & machinery required!
– Episode 4 –
Due to the interest in the previous giveaway, I will be giving away another alcohol stove for this video (you can see it via the link below). To enter simply leave a comment as usual and then include a line at the end that says “Count me in”. I’ll pick a winner in the next episode of “Stove Secrets” and get one of these cool little alcohol stove out to someone. Thanks for playin’ along 😉
*Link to stove being given away:
Congratulations to YouTube user “MeatManGary” on being randomly selected as the winner from the last episode of “Stove Secrets” 🙂
Related Links:

“Tent Stake Stove & Campfire Stand”

“How To Make A V-8 Alcohol Stove”

“How To Make A Rolled-Edge Aluminum Bottle Stove”

Music By: Kevin MacLeod @


  1. roy l

    good vid but wheres the gas part i just saw nothing but the wood

  2. Works! Just made one, albeit I butchered it, works Great! Filled/stacked with tiny broken limbs rather tightly, lit and walla. Thanks!

  3. Loved the part where you cooked the beans that came out of that same can you used to make the stove. Cool video !

  4. The "Pot Stand" should de a closed wall instead of wire mesh, check another gasifier desings, the closed wall will help to stabilize and concentrate the flame and gasification in all the diameter and burn nice : )

  5. I made mine exactly like this, the flames come right out of the holes nicely on the inside can, but it just does not stay lit!!  I'm constantly feeding it.  Just enough to get a flame, and then it burns a few minutes, and those ashes start piling up ~ then BOOM.  Out it goes to just embers and smoking.  What's up with this?  You have to keep feeding this beast?

  6. I like the foreshadowing that you will use the beans later :p

  7. This invention is very practical. Thank you for your efforts

  8. I've been watching videos on home made stoves all day….. Thank you for using tin snips! Everyone else has been using all kind of inefficient, convoluted methods to cut cans and other thin metal.

  9. How much does it weigh?

  10. FYI you said make the diameter and it should be the circumference but this is really good it is my go to stove and is really compact thanks

  11. I got a question. Compare to rocket stove, which one is more efficiently?

  12. I'm just confused about the "Gas" in the topic. I don't see any "Gas" fuel being used anywhere?

  13. Why do you people need to put in the retarded music. Nice video by the way.

  14. you marked the circumference not the diameter

  15. ekstra 🙂 dziękuję za pokaz 😀 i pozdrawiam z POLSKI

  16. I know I'm late to the party on this but what part of this stove is gas?  Wood gas is made from cooking wood so that it releases the ethanol and that is burned. Or at least that is how I understand the process.

  17. Loved the video , gonna make one to go with the fancy feast alcohol stove

  18. This has to be the best DIY video no youtube featuring the wood gas stove. Out of curiosity, how many uses do you think this will be good for?

  19. I fail to see where he adds the gas to his "wooden gas stove" 😂 wooden gas stove haha

  20. I wouldn't eat the Beans and Bacon mate. It's had a Lid or tin plate stuck to the seaming Chuck on the Closer. It could have a false seam. No overlap. Beans can become toxic. I can see the damage on the Chuck wall of the can and the depth of the countersink in your video. Just saying

  21. +IntenseAngler Great, easiy to follow video.. WITHOUT any NARRATION… Thank you ANGLER.. Ps, If you have any other great HOW TO ideas… PLEASE SHAR E THEM.. Thank you

  22. The added convenience is so frickin dope!

  23. love the way you use math language I'm learning about right now

  24. And Wach it Go ? We didn't see anything about the gasification process.
    For me it is just a wood stove made with 2 cans.

  25. about how many times can you use this before it starts to break down? does it start to break down at all?

  26. Excellent idea/build/video/music. Goin' to make one. Thx!

  27. So i see wood, but I don't see no Gas…

  28. Gecko

    Good……….simple yeah……. like that!

  29. You have over TWO MILLION views Bro & You deserve it . Great video and great design . Congrats .

  30. DoooooD ! IA Thank You for this video but I'm poking the holes out with a series of screw drivers of increasing diameters. I'm also cutting the bottom out with an ax-acto knife. I'm using tools that don't use electricity to prove to myself it could be done just in case I'm in a "THE DAY AFTER" type of a disaster scenario and I have to use primitive tools.

  31. anyone know the tune at 25 seconds in?

  32. Like the recycling of cans for cool purpose though 😊

  33. Those beans don't look too good!

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