Do you know how to make a coffee mug camping out in the wilderness?
Don’t want to bring a separate cup for coffee with you on your next camping trip?
Or worse, you forget to pack yours.
When it comes to coffee, there’s always a way to drink coffee. Always.
In this post, we cover how you can make a camping coffee cup so you’ll know how to make one if you don’t want to bring one.
No matter where you are or what you’re doing. A man has to have his coffee. I know I do. Carrying a mug just for coffee is worth it in most cases. But if you don’t want to pack a separate mug just for coffee. This post is for you.
You may want to pack light for your camping trip or backpacking adventure. Or the SHTF and you had to bug-out without a coffee cup. You still need your coffee.
- A Tin Can. The tin cans from beans or from canned vegetables are typically what’s used. Nothing special
- Snips. You’ll need to cut the tin. So snips would be ideal. If you have a burly knife, that works too.
- Hammer. Any hammer will do or any other object that can do a similar function.
This process is simple and only has a few actual steps.
Step 1: Empty and Wash the Tin Can
Assuming you’ve eaten the food inside the tin can. Empty the tin can and wash it thoroughly.
Step 2: Cut a Strip for the handle of your camping mug
Now you want to cut a thin strip of the metal. Cut around the can’s circumference. Not much, about 2-4 inches down depending on the size of your tin cup. Leave a vertical strip of tin about 1 inch wide.
Step 3: Protect The Edges
Now tap small folds over the edges. Make the edges as smooth as you can so you don’t slide and dice your lips and mouth. Coffee is amazing but it’s not worth that.
Step 4: Adjust Your Handle
The vertical strip you cut before, now bend it down into the handle for the mug. Adjust it as you wish of course. I like mine to have more of a hook to it.
Step 5: Pour Your Cup of Joe
Sip, relax, and enjoy. And yes, it will taste that much sweeter drinking from a tin mug you just carved yourself.
Now you know how to make a coffee mug while camping.
We hope you liked this DIY guide on how to make a camping coffee tin cup. You may also want to see our guide on the ten essentials for backpacking and the four survival essentials that are important to know.
Try it out, let us know how it worked for you.
If you’d rather buy a quality canteen for your coffee instead of making one, check out the buyers guide on the best canteens for survival, bushcraft, and camping.