I wanted to have on hand both a camping and SHTF cooking set up. I’ve been watching utube for all the DIY bushcraft set ups. There are a lot of alcohol burner vids out there, but I wanted as safe as I could make it , and KISS SYSTEM…EASY. Sooooo…I entered a couple auctions on ebay, and got a nice alcohol burner and set of 4 nested pans, on a separate auction, for a grand total of about $15.
I saved a #10 metal can to make a wind shield out of. I still have to drill air holes in it, or whatever modification is necessary. There is even room in it to have a 4 0z. bottle of fuel, if you want. When I’m out on the road, all I care about is heating water for coffee or dehydrated meals, so this is perfect for me. Whatever ingredient is in Heet for cars is one of the better fuels to use , or 70% alcohol. Either looks to have safe to transport containers, and pour out only an ounce at a time.