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Or you can use a large (coffee can size) can, fill it to 2 1/2- 3 inches below the top of the can with sand. poke holes 1 inche below the top of the sand level. pour in a cup or so of whatever you have, gasoline, kerosene, light it. It will produce a hole flame for about 30 minutes on one cup. finished, just pour out the sand and tie the can to someplace on your bike, or throw it away and hope to find another can that night.
Known a Benghazi burner amongst other things. You occasionally see them specially made out of artillery/naval cartridge cases (which are brass).
My grandfather ran a mobile forge based on the same idea in the Western desert in the early-mid 1940's. I'd love to have a go at the oil drum version, but his "recipe" involved a jerry can full of petrol which is rather expensive and probably more than a little dangerous. There was also mention of emptying rifle cartridges . Probably one for the ADV rider lot .
You don't need the can if you have enough petrol, just loosen a patch of sand in a compacted area, the hard sand will contain the fire.
An MSR WhisperLite works with diesel. It comes with two jets. The jet marked "K" is the one you use with diesel. I did it once, way back when I got it first. No real need to it for me, unless your 4X4 is diesel.....
I still have and use an old Coleman single burner similar to the 533, just quite heavier and with a grill over the top instead of those two crossed bars. Still works great, but is borderline for taking with me on the bike due to the size and weight. Have also used MSR whisperlite backbacking for years of reliable service, although it only has two settings: full blast and off!
Recently got a MSR Dragonfly and have only had it out on one trip, but it was great! Like an adjustable whisperlite that burns all sorts of stuff including diesel.
Good link, they even show how to make the benghazi burner, from recycled cans yourself for free.
There are also videos that you can watch - 11 mins to see water boil ... if you have nothing else to do for example. Looks really easy to make and use.
Primus Omni Fuel - gets my tops marks-
and the Canadian Bush buddy below when I can find wood etc. Uses the wood gasification process - and burns very hot for little wood. Requires no batteries nor maintenance and runs on tiny twigs.
460 Grams all in - inc frying pan and cooking pot. and it all fits beautifully inside
Just caught up with this thread and hoping people are still reading. I have been a trangia user for many years of camping trips and am now looking to venture further afield on the bike so the idea of using the trangia with unleaded straight out of the fuel tank looks appealing.....
So the questions - is it necessary? How widely available outside of Europe is a source of Meths to fuel the standard Trangia burner?
On reading the blurb about the rather expensive Trangia Multi-Fuel burner, pump, bottle combination it is so full of warnings about using automobile petrol due to additives and benzine slowly killing you that it starts to put me off. Can anyone put some perspective on such health warnings or issues using fuel out of the tank to cook food?
Will be packing for Morocco first up in April this year.
I wouldn't worry too much about the health issues. You aren't cooking your food in the petrol flame.
Also if you have lived a few years and messed about with bikes / cars, you have had lots of exposure to stuff that is supposed to kill you anyway. I have been covered in petrol and mucky engine-oil many times, used petrol to clean grease off my hands and acetone to wash tools and hands so I am buggered already.
I had been a long time fan of the simplicity of the trangia meths burners but recently converted to a coleman dual-fuel "feather". Great little stove and have found a couble of non-stick milk pans that it will fit into so it's actually a fairly compact set-up.
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