The Stew Can Stove...

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  1. Haggis

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    Car camping with 7 of my Grandsons 5 years ago, and made them a twig stove from a beef stew can. They’d hunt twigs off the ground and keep it going for hours,,, they cooked on it too!

    The largest boy in the photo is 16 now, has a job, and his drivers license. The youngest is 14 now, and nearly as big as me.

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    There are very few problems that a good can of stew can't solve. A+.
     
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  4. Haggis

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    My figuring was, the worst they could do with so small a fire, was to burn their finger a little, but they absolutely loved it. Hard to believe a fist sized fire would cook and boil water, but it did,,, and keep the young ones occupied hunting for twigs and tending the “stove”...

    If I remember right, a Stainless GSI mug would nest with it.
     
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    Great job! I hope to be doing something similar with my two oldest grandsons the end of this month. Thanks for getting them outdoors and giving them a proper education. They'll remember those times for years to come; as I know you already understand.

    That's all for now. Take care and until next time...be well.

    snapper
     
  6. MrFixIt

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    I think it's a great idea my friend!
     
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    BlueDogScout Where is all the shelf stable bacon??? Supporter

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    Awesome stuff!
     
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    They grow up fast and they seem to build em bigger than I remember too. I guarantee that they remember this day too. You should ask them about it. I bet they remember things you've never thought of. Time is a precious thing.
     
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    Great outing!
     
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    I'm looking for a couple of interesting bushcraft ideas for two kids who will be visiting us soon... I think that making and using can stoves would be a great activity.
     
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    I can speak with experience when I say that's a memory that they will always carry with them. I remember every single outing with my G'pa. Great times!
     
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    That’s good stuff right there.
     
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    central joe Wait For Me!! Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    Lifetime memories there, ya done well young fellar. joe
     
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    A mess kit, can of spam and a hobo stove. That’s a good time for sure. Glad you got to share time outside with the youngens.
     
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    Another photo from the same time period...

    Apparently "camping" is defined as; whittling, fishing, and sitting by the fire, with random bouts of marshmallow roasting.

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    Ah, the good ol' hobo stove. We did that as a camp project with our older Cub Scouts. They each made a hobo stove, built their own fire, then I provided each of them with a canteen cup, water, and a pack of hot chocolate.
     
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    Most excellent, @Haggis! Well done! And thank you for the idea! We were planning to cook on our IKEA stove today, but keep getting chased inside by the rain. Making our own tin can stove will be a fun inside activity for the older kids, later, when there aren't so many Young Roughians around. ;) 7 grandkids? I really look forward to those days. Enjoy every minute, my friend, especially now that the teenage years are here.
     
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    Great post!!!
     
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    8 Grandsons, 5 Granddaughters, and 2 Great Granddaughters actually,,, but I’ve taken 7 camping at once a few times...
     
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    That's awesome!! I used to love hanging with my cousins and grandparents. Enjoy!!

    And, THANK YOU! Look what Abby and I made last night, thanks to your good influence. :D

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    Wowzer!
     
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    I believe this is also the definition of a BCUSA meetup... though i'd substitute 'bacon' for 'marshmallow', just for accuracy.

    excellent pics. some of my proudest parenting moments have come when my daughter reminded me of a trip or something we'd talked about around the fire... she's 25 now, and we don't get out together as much.
     

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