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in my ever present striving for less reliance on the machine I have now given up even using a backpacking stove. No more buying fuel and then having an empty canister to deal with. I've made two I guess #2 sized can stoves and here where I am living the winter I burn our paper stuff to make tea. Or if I'm camping I can put it into the edge of the fire, scrape some wood into there and start part in there for cooking or tea. With just cardboard and paper I was able to boil a little cup in under ten minutes and all you have is ashes. I really enjoy it and I'm sure my consciousness for dry tinder and wood will prevail. I'll keep it in an empty Crown bag along with dry kindling, such as I would have with a fuel canister, along with laundry lint and matches in a waterproof case. And if for some reason I can't achieve a fire I'll not eat or eat what doesn't need cooked, food stamps make this a little easier. Anyway, anyone else make these or carry one? So much lighter than stove fuel, especially if carrying the larger isobutane canisters, and stove combined. You can buy em but they are pricey for what can be free and just as effective and lighter. Make sure plenty of room on your fire opening and ventilation and use the bottom , still intact as fire spout, I leave about a quarter inch attached in design of stove top. So my smaller pot sits on the left over material while the cut away openings flame comes through. It's much more fun and you causing zero waste. Get away from consuming and money becomes less of a necessity.