Help me build a rocket stove
January 10, 2012 5:00 PM   Subscribe

I plan on building a rocket stove similar to this one. I want a smokeless (or nearly smokeless) fire for toasting s'mores, etc. Does anyone have some tips, such as where to find cans that aren't coated in bpa or old paint?
posted by gray17 to Food & Drink (3 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
You can buy new empty paint cans. Make sure they aren't zinc plated.
posted by yohko at 5:58 PM on January 10, 2012

For the soup cans, I'd get 28 oz. cans of organic tomatoes - many brands (e.g. Muir Glen) reliably use unlined ones. There are also quite a few places to buy empty cans, like Freund Container.

The #10 can (96 oz.) is going to be a little trickier. I haven't found anyone selling empty ones, but they are the go-to size for many survivalist / food stockpiler-types - I'd email a big supplier like Emergency Essentials and see if they're selling anything that you'd want to eat three gallons of in unlined cans.
posted by ryanshepard at 6:43 PM on January 10, 2012

The people at Hammock Forums spend a lot of time building stoves. maybe toss some questions towards them
posted by zombieApoc at 8:46 PM on January 10, 2012

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