We know the power of a portable gas stove is pretty great.
It’s basically just a huge oven with a hole in the bottom.
We’re all familiar with the gas stove and its great utility.
However, it can also be a bit of a pain in the butt to set up.
So how do you set up your portable gas stoves?
First, get the right dimensions.
For a stove that can hold three liters of gas, the diameter of the hole will be 3.5 inches (8 centimeters).
The smaller diameter is usually a good bet, because it allows the stove to hold a lot of heat.
To help you determine the proper size, we’re going to make a quick calculation.
You’ll need a large enough stove to fit your camping gear.
For the purposes of this guide, we’ll assume that you have an old-school stove, like the Coleman Ultralight or Coleman Ultra, that’s still going strong.
Next, you’ll want to determine the stove’s size.
This is where the stove comes in.
To calculate the diameter, divide the stove by 3.
When you’ve got the size of the stove, divide by 4 to get the dimensions.
Then multiply that number by the dimensions to get a stove’s approximate diameter.
So, for our first stove, we want to know the diameter: 3.25 inches (10 centimeters).
That’s a perfect size for a camping stove.
To find out the dimensions of our second stove, add 1.75 inches (3 centimeters) to the diameter to get: 4.5 centimeters (13.5 millimeters).
If we add an extra 1.5 centimeter to the dimensions for the larger hole, we get: 5.5 cm (16.5 mm).
So now you’ve determined the dimensions and you’re ready to start building.
To make the first stove as big as the second, we need to cut off the top.
If you’ve ever been to the hardware store, you’ve probably seen these plastic trash cans that are supposed to hold 10 gallons of gas.
They’re usually filled with garbage and junk.
You can always put some garbage cans in there, but sometimes you want to keep your gas stove a little cleaner.
To get the first two stoves to sit in the trash can, we just need to add a little bit of wood to each one.
First, we cut the top off the bottom of the first one and then add some extra wood.
Cut two 1-inch (3.5-centimeter) strips of wood.
We’ll use 1.25-inch-wide strips, but you can use any kind of wood you like.
Then, we add two 1.375-inch strips to each stove and leave them in the garbage can for a few days.
(For this stove, this will make it look like the two stove pieces are sitting in a trash can.)
After the wood is cut, we glue the strips to the stove.
You could also just glue the two pieces to each other, but the extra wood helps hold the wood to the side of the inside of the can, which is important.
Next up, we put some tape around the outside of the second stove to make sure it stays in place.
You want to be able to reach down and pull the tape off with the stove if you need to.
To start building, you just need two 3-inch holes, two 1/2-inch cuts to the bottom and the two 1 1/4-inch cut to the top of the stoves.
Cut a 1/8-inch hole in each of the two bottom holes and a 1-foot (305 mm) cut to each of them.
This makes the stove roughly 10 inches (30 centimeters) long.
(This stove is actually slightly longer than this one, but we don’t need that extra length.)
Then, make a hole through the top on the left side.
Cut out a 3-foot-wide (9.5 meters) strip of wood that will be the inside wall of the left stove.
Using a utility knife, cut the piece in half to make two 10-inch pieces.
Now, cut a 1 1- inch-wide strip of tape that will sit just inside the opening of the right stove.
Now we just cut out another 1- 1/3-inch piece of wood so the inside is lined up with the outside.
Cut four 1-1/2 inches (5 centimeters) strips from each of those 1-inches-wide pieces and glue them together.
Then add a few more pieces of wood, leaving the top two holes a little less wide than the bottom one.
Now all we need is a couple of holes for the stove top to sit inside.
First up, glue the top piece to the outside wall of each stove.
Then cut a hole for the top to stand in.
Using the utility knife you cut the pieces of tape to match up with one another and glue it together.