Trangia all the way!
Ive had the same trangia kit for 20yrs!! Yes you need meths for the burner but when ive had no meths i use a small camp fire or carry a small pack of charcoal. I dont know of any other camp cooking kit that is so versatile and cheap. you really can cook some amazing things and considering the fact that you have 2 pans a frying pan (useful as a plate) and a kettle it packs down really small. all for less than 60 quid. you can now even get a gas burner for them.
no complex burner system, versatile cooking, indestructable, cheap, can be used on a camp fire. unless it gets knicked you wont need another cooker in 2 life times.
Last edited by Bluebus; 5 May 2012 at 16:43.
Reason: ps, i now see you can get multi fuel attachments for them too