What you need:
- 1 large empty clean can, gallon size
- 1 empty, cleaned tuna can
- cardboard strips, just wider than the height of the tuna can
- church key can opener (makes triangle openings)
- tin snips
- paraffin wax or unscented candles - melted
- With tin snips, cut door in can on open end.
- With church key can opener, punch vent holes along the top of can
- Spiral cardboard strips into tuna can
- Pour melted wax into tuna can
After the wax has cooled you can store your buddy burner until you are ready to use it. To use the buddy burner, light the cardboard sticking out of the wax. Place the large can over top of the small can, and place the item to cook on top of the large can.
One troop's experiences:
- This can be a bit tricky to keep lit during strong winds.
- This is an easy way to cook cheese quesadillas and similar foods that need to be warmed, rather than "cooked".