ULTRA Compact Pocket Stove – With Built-in Pot Stand!

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Home Preppers DIY ULTRA Compact Pocket Stove – With Built-in Pot Stand!
Published on July 2, 2016

Stove Secrets (E5) – How to make an ultra compact, portable, and highly efficient alcohol stove that easily fits in your pocket, and even features a built-in pot stand that is detachable and packs away conveniently inside the stove. Made from a Nivea Cream container and a couple of common items found at your local hardware store, this little homemade alcohol stove is a quick and easy build for the average Do-It-Yourself enthusiast. It’s capabilities can easily extend beyond a cheap, effecient lightweight backpacking stove, to applications such as: emergency use, inclusion in a survival kit, or simply an inexpensive DIY camp stove for the budget minded individual.
“Stove Secrets” – Alcohol stove builds, tips, tricks, and secrets for the true DIY gear junkie. No fancy or expensive tools & machinery required!
– Episode 5 –
Thank you for taking the time to hit the “Like” button and for sharing this video… it really helps out the channel my friends 🙂
Stove Specs & Stats:
Weight – .6 ounces (16 grams)
Dimensions – 1/2″ x 2 1/4″
Fuel Capacity – 1 ounce
Boil Time – 5 minutes (2 cups)
Total Burn Time – 9 minutes

Parts/Items Needed:
1 Nivea Cream Container ($1.00)
3 Aluminum Threaded Post w/Screw – 1 1/2″ ($0.88 each)
3 Hex Nuts – #8-32 ($1.08 per pack)
Carbon Felt – 3″ x 6″ ($2.00)
*Carbon felt/fiber is typically sold in bulk & can be expensive. If you need a small section for this project please feel free to contact me via PM 🙂
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 “Martin Hunley” on being randomly selected as the winner from the last episode of “Stove Secrets” 🙂
Related Links:

“How To Make A Wood Gas Stove – Compact & Effecient”

“How To Make A V-8 Alcohol Stove”

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

Music By: Jason Shaw @ Audionautix.com
Copyright 2013 – IntenseAngler Outdoors – All Rights Reserved


  1. use normal river sand that is dry to replace the carbon felt

  2. when using this stove out for camping and the wind is relatively mild, an open ended coke can be used the same height to contain the flames

  3. Abipso

    What is the purpose of carbon felt and how well would that work without ? Thanks for sharing your nice work.

  4. świetne!!!! dziękuję za prezentację 🙂 pozdrawiam z POLSKI

  5. Do you need to remove the paint?

  6. Is this just a one time use item

  7. Graphic

    You do t need to do the thing s with the screws u can get normal nails and poke them threw the bottom and then put the pot on it if u can't find then blots ;)

  8. How do you safely turn off it's fire?
    What did you use to remove the paint?

  9. Nice vid. What is that black block you use to remove paint front the exterior of the tin?

  10. This can be dangerous for people who don't pay attention, and if you have kids around , if you put big thing like you were using to boil the water .so you should of say this too . But i liked the idea anyway :)

  11. This is great. what are the name of the bolts you used?

  12. Don't worry about the thumbs down and what not. This is brilliant, and you took the time to share. Thank you.

  13. Any off you immediately tought also he would drill into he's table? when you saw him taking the drill?

  14. Why to cut notches in the CF rather than drilling them so to have it cover the whole round surface? Thanks! :)

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