Even before I quit my life to embark on one of adventure and travel, I loved to cook. While in college, I embraced my inner chef and lived out delusional daydreams of being on Chopped in my kitchen. After many weeks of eating from gas stations and corner shops while hitchhiking, J and I decided that we had to find a solution to the food predicament before starting our next adventure, cycling across Europe. What we found was a brilliant and simple device that had been utilized by Tom Allen, author and star of Janapar (now both a film and a book) and writer at Tom’s Bike Trip, on his adventures: a stove made from an empty beer can. For the next few months of cross-continental cycling and rafting the Danube River, my companions and I cooked dozens of delicious meals with this stove and rarely relied on convenience stores again.
So that’s why I wrote, “The Beer Can Cookbook”: to help you (and others like you) understand that you can still eat well while en route and on a budget. In this book, I discuss how to create, maintain, and store your beer can stove, in addition to detailing many of my quick and easy recipes for the road…or the river- after all, happy tummies make for happy travelers. You can download a free copy below in either Kindle or PDF format. All I ask is that if you find this book at all helpful or useful, please share it via social media buttons on this site or by word of mouth. Also, if you find the book useful, please leave a review for future readers on the Amazon site. This is the largest project I’ve done independently and would really appreciate the support. Let me know what you think.!
Click here to download in .pdf format.
Wow, this sounds like a great idea! Certainly for those who like to travel light. Thanks for sharing.
What an interesting idea! I had never even imagined this is possible. Who would have ever thought you can cook food out of a beer can!
I know! But trust me, it works wonders!
Whoa, this is crazy! You are so clever!! I love this ?
Thank you very much ?
Fantastic, really glad that you’ve put this together as I recall there was someone who left a comment on your guest post for us about the beer can cooker and how you use it. I hope they’re reading now!
Love this! This makes me want to go backpacking JUST so I have an excuse to make one! Downloaded it to my Kindle last night, thanks!!
Nice! I’ll definitely give this a more thorough look before I start my Euro Trip in September. Cooking out of a beer can is definitely something I’ve never heard of before.
Leah, you are amazing! While I know I’m a bit too high maintenance for that kind of life style, I am completely envious of you. I think what you did in Europe was pretty amazing. This cookbook sounds awesome and I can’t wait to download it!
Wow, so innovative! I may have to try this. The only thing is I wish there were pictures so I can see what it’s supposed to look like and how to cook in it! It’d be helpful for newbies like me. This is really great and it looks like you guys were living large with those recipes ? haha thanks for sharing!!
This sounds so easy, and some of those recipes sound delicious as well! Thanks for sharing, I’ll try and do this on my upcoming trip ?
THat sounds like such an intresting idea.. I will try to do this also..
Leah! Just awesome! I donated you some money for your great work ? I really like it. I will going to use it next week in a tandem journey with my girlfriend ?
Thank you so much! I’m glad you enjoyed it ?
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hi, i liked your book and wanted to donate something as a ‘thank you’. Your paypal button isn’t working – something about an expired certificate?
Oh no! Thanks for letting me know. I will try to fix that.
And thank you for the kind words. I’m glad you liked the book ?
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