How to make a # 10 can oven

I am quite happy to repost yet another wonderful piece of advice from a true survival website. Not like some of those sites that push the high cost prepping tools and ignore reality. This is The Survivalist, with the venerable M.D. Creekmore at the helm, much love and respect!


In this as in every thing else I build, I strive to use or reuse what is around me. What with our economy in the toilet, everyone I know is trying to save every penny they can or at least that’s what they tell me.

Last winter I was really wanting some bread to go with some stew I’d fixed. It had snowed and we had several inches to a foot here in the foothills. I didn’t really want to get out and try to drive to town. Sitting and casting my eyes about my modest cabin I saw a # 10 can that had had beans in it. I can only warm myself for so long with beans……..

My primary source of heat and cooking in the winter is a Vogelzang box wood stove. I can make a mean stew or any thing fried on it.

Since it was empty, I sat for a while turning it over and decided I would try to make an oven from it. I trimmed about a 1/4 of an inch from the lid or top if you will. This is so the empty can, once inverted will set down over the lid which is the cooking plate. Thinking I would need a trivet I emptied a 7.5 ounce salmon can. I went on to make salmon patties, yum…Continued at the following link.

How to make a # 10 can oven.


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About Jesse Mathewson

Jesse Mathewson is the author of the popular blog, and provides commentary to many varied places based on a background that includes education in criminal justice, history, religion and even insurgency tactics and tactical training. His current role in his community is as an organizer of sorts and a preacher of community solidarity and agorism. He also runs Liberty Practical Training, a self defense school specializing in the practical applications of defensive approaches versus the theoretical. As an agorist, voluntaryist and atheist his life is seen as crazy and wild by many, though once they get to know him most realize he is a bluntly honest individual who will give you the shirt off his back if he believes it is necessary to help you. Very simple, "That which is voluntary between all individuals involved is always right, if it is not voluntary, it is always wrong."
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