The soda can stove is an ultralight backpacker classic. While there are many designs online, the “Hannah Stove” is the minimal-est in terms of construction. While Pepsi seems to be the fizzy drink of choice, I made my first stove after a night of consuming adult beverages.
To complete the stove set up, you’ll also need a pot stand and windscreen. The folks behind the Pika stove are fond of a simple, foldable pot stand, made from bicycle spokes:
The true ultra-minimalist disposes even of those 15 grams and forages her potstand instead:
Alternatively, ditch the spoke stand and complete your stove setup with a Caldera Cone, a combination pot stand and windscreen made from a piece of aluminum flashing.
And after building a couple working stoves, why not anodize it?