If you need a little stove that you can use to boil water or roast a hot dog, nothing beats a hobo heater. Simple and small, they’re perfect for an emergency or for a camping or hiking trip. In this pictures and text set to music video, knotinthestring shows you how you can easily make one of these. You will need to be careful heating the wax for the heater but other than that they really are simple to make. While they show it being lit with just a lighter, I think that when I make mine I will stick a couple of wood matches upright in the center of the can before the second batch of wax cools just to make sure that it’s really easy to get it started.