Thursday, 24 Jan 2008
The two Swedish Trangia alcohol stove sets arrived today. (Check out Trangia.se for current production mess kits and stoves). Looks like both pots are coated with paint; some sort of heat resistant paint. I have poured maybe an ounce of denatured alcohol and lit it. The little legs inside go up, and press against the wind screen, so you can set pots on top of them. Vaporization took about a minute, without any wind. I boiled the smaller pot full of cold water, and the stove kept burning for a little while longer. This thing works great! Everything packs inside the pot, then the lid goes on top, then it all fits inside the wind-screen. Total weight without the alcohol fuel is about 2.75 pounds. This set is much more compact than my Coleman gasoline powered stove plus the Czech pot combo, and it weighs less. Definitely going in my regular camping pack, and the bug-out bag.
YouTube link shows how to use it