If you want to learn how to make a cheap backpacking stove but don’t want to drop a lot of money on one then you could make one for under a dollar with a hole punch and a empty cat food or similar can and just a little alcohol. This method saves a lot of space as well as weight.
how to make a cheap backpacking stove
This is a great video on demonstrating on how to make a cheap backpacking stove that is lightweight and simple which has advantages and disadvantages. It really comes down to preference. some people like using fuels and this is an easy and cheap fuel type of stove. If you are not a fan of using fuels like alcohol then a simple wood burning stove might be for you.
What is your favorite homemade backpacking stove?