Completed Hobo Stove with Soda Can Pot
There we were- ten miles from the trailhead, and even further from civilization. We were all staring down in disbelief at what we saw. Our only pot for boiling water had a large crack in it, rendering it worthless. We tried to patch it together with tin foil, but the truth of the situation was that we were in trouble. We were in one of the most remote places in the Beartooth Mountains, and we were without a method of boiling water. Since our freeze dried foods required boiling water to make, we could not use much of the food we had brought on that hike. We had to leave early, and quickly.
That hike out was a death march- 12 miles in one day, through a huge rain storm that lasted over 6 hours. When we arrived to the vehicle I had parked at the trailhead, we were exhausted, soaking wet, and hungry. This all could have been prevented, if we just had a reliable backup method of boiling water. This was an easily preventable emergency, and I’m now going to show you how to make one of the easiest stove/pot combinations to make, in case you are in a similar situation.
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