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Then I'd recommend the Camping Gaz Twister 270.

I've had mine for 20 years now, I bought it in Broken Hill now I think about it. It's done stirling service always provides me with a brew and I've never had a problem with cold even in the Pyrenées in winter, just give the gaz canister a good shake before you light it, and for the morning brew just pop it in your sleeping bag for five mins before you light up (outside of course).
Yes this is the one I have, note the throw away 270 cannisters can be replaced with a throw away 470. for a small extra cost, and last three times as long. usually doing me for two seasons. These have a mixture of butane and propane so do not suffer from the cold like butane only cannisters.
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I've used the original trangia's before when hiking. Always used methylated spirits so can't comments on using it with anything else. Only downsides are the bulk of the things and the time it takes to cook food. The boil in the bag packs may be a little more expensive but you can use he hot water left over for a coffee.

Anyone used one of these.
Trangia Kök - Trangia Stoves Mini Trangia

or the Open Spirit stove here.
Trangia Kök - Trangia Stoves Complements
I suppose you could just buy the burner and make something to suit your own purpose, maybe a mess tin kit with a hole cut in the smaller one for the burner and some screw in supports for a pan holder.

I've also used the Gaz stoves. Handheld blowtorch refills from any DIY store are available in butane, propane or a mix and are the same thread so will fit if you can't find the correct Gaz or Coleman bottle. Obviously, they're taller and narrower so aren't as stable.

As for food, look out for Aldi's, Lidl's, etc. Try this for POI files for them.
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Myself and SmellyBiker just put together two of those Little Stoves you make from two cans of and 90% plus alcohol. It works! Though putting them together is rather more difficult than the spiffy video's suggest. SmellyBiker's not excited about his, I am with mine, mainly because the Coleman propane cannisters haven't been available since Panama and I've been cooking only with campfires. I'm excited to try it out on the road. Matt, you could do an entire cooking chapter on just this cooking device alone. ;-)
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I have this one, it is a nice small piece of kit for one person. When packed all together, it does not rattle. Negative is that you need to carry additional fuel bottle with spirit, can't use gasoline from tank.
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Myself and SmellyBiker just put together two of those Little Stoves you make from two cans of and 90% plus alcohol. It works! Though putting them together is rather more difficult than the spiffy video's suggest. SmellyBiker's not excited about his, I am with mine, mainly because the Coleman propane cannisters haven't been available since Panama and I've been cooking only with campfires. I'm excited to try it out on the road. Matt, you could do an entire cooking chapter on just this cooking device alone. ;-)
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for campfires maybe something like this would help.. knock up something similar that can be used as a bash plate when riding.

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That's really quite clever.

I like it, although it is reliant on you collecting burning materials and them being dry, which I guess is the great perk to anything that uses gas, or gaz, or meths or whatever.

A question for the Trangia owners (not having seen on in about 20 years):

My camping luxury is one of these


Can you put one on a Trangia? I can't remember what the burner stand looks like?
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There you go, that is a simplish pic of the burning platform. I can't answer your question myself, as although I use a Trangia, I don't know what your pic is of! Some kind of kettle?

If my assumption is correct, I think you could use it with a Trangia with the lid off?

You've got a pic of a kettle, now I've added this chocolate teapot of a post!

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All these great mail order devices are fine if you're not on the road. I am. The last time I was able to buy the right Coleman propane tank for my burner was in Panama. That was six months ago. I'm now in Peru, and in the past few days I got the following stoves:

1-Little /alcohol burner. Cost was the price of the .
2-Ancient kerosene stove made in Czechoslovakia, bought at a big outdoor market for $3. There were two others for sale.
3-Alcohol stove used locally, bought at one of many wine shops for $3.

So, there are stoves available 'locally'. Just wish I'd investigated all this a bit earlier! I've been either cooking with campfires, or eating take-away for the past few months!
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Cooking on Petrol..

Over priming is a common problem with petrol stoves, I see it a lot on campsites and out with groups. Modern petrol stoves really don't need that much heat to get them working in average temperatures/humidity. Use a bit less when priming and if the stove has an absorbant wick, let the petrol soak into it for a second before lighting it.

Or avoid sooting up your petrol stove, try taking a small bottle of meths or alcohol to prime it with, instead of using petrol. This avoids the stove sooting up.. whalla.. whisperlites and nova's no longer turning into black and sooty messes.

I use an MSR Dragonfly, been a brilliant stove, though I carry a spare's kit, though for shorter trips and weekends away I also use a JetBoil stove and for europe and uk the cartridges are easily found. Further abroad I always go with a petrol stove.
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. I can't answer your question myself, as although I use a Trangia, I don't know what your pic is of! Some kind of kettle?

If my assumption is correct, I think you could use it with a Trangia with the lid off?


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Alexlebrit is using a genuine (as in "Made in Italy") coffee percolator, non-electric version no doubt. A real cup of cappachino on the road is a sign of a gentleman.

I've used a Trangia and this type of percolator, but not together.
I reckon that they would be compatible and the former would support the latter.
Just remembered, the percs do come in different sizes; best to check!!
(I'm thinking of the 1-2 person size of percolator).
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Alexlebrit is using a genuine (as in "Made in Italy") coffee percolator, non-electric version no doubt. A real cup of cappachino on the road is a sign of a gentleman.

I've used a Trangia and this type of percolator, but not together.
I reckon that they would be compatible and the former would support the latter.
Just remembered, the percs do come in different sizes; best to check!!
(I'm thinking of the 1-2 person size of percolator).
I ventured forth to the camping store this morning complete with perc and placed it upon the Trangia, where it sat royally. I can't say whether it'd actually heat it up, but it looked nice. So I'm guessing it'd be fine.

And Dave, sir, I raise my perc-ed cup to you.
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I allways carry a stove.. which one.. there is as many answers as stove...
one thing to know..

As an Aussie as well we have differnt names for things.. if example if you come to europe and ask for shellite.. you will get looked at like you have six heads.. it is white gas here (i think) .. The USA it is colman fuel.. So what ever you buy.. unless it is petrol (and that is call Gas in the USA).. make sure you copy down the local name for the fuel..
here is a chart i stole form some web site years ago and have added a few more along the way


Note: "white spirit / white gas" Confusion. (May 1996)
Depending on which country you are in, "white spirit" can be one of several substances. In the UK it is "turpentine substitute" ie. paint thinner and is not recommended for burning.
In Australia it is a cleaning solvent but it is not the same as the stuff in the UK. Again it is not recommended for burning. In New Zealand white spirit used to be a common name for white gas but now days it may be mis-understood as meaning "turpentine substitute".


Okay this is not working.. any one know how to paste a table in to this thing?
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Okay this is not working.. any one know how to paste a table in to this thing?
If you can get the whole table on your monitor without scroll bars, then one way is to push "Print Screen" then open up your fave image editor, trim it down so it's the table and not much else, save that as an image and the post the image.
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Okay i have just emailed the table to Grant and he will add it on to the translation page.. (which i did not know existed..I need to surf more..)
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I can indeed confirm that a coffee peculator will work with the trangia... I use a camping perc' which I sit in a pan and it works quite happily...

This video demonstrates the camping espresso maker working, but not on the trangia - I'll add that to the list to do

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