The old bush pig

If you have an old empty gas bottle, some pipe for the legs, a small grate, pipe for a chimney and bits and pieces for a door handle, you can make a ‘bush pig’.
Our little portable stove (pictured above) looks almost like a small pig; it can be used to boil a billy of water, or cook with a fry pan or a wok.
The stove is also great for heating a small area. Sparks cannot escape as the door can be closed and the top grate covered.
Small enough to take camping – especially if you place it in a box to contain the soot and carbon – this stove is a handy accessory. The only drawback is that, owing to the small firebox, the wood must be cut into small pieces.

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