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The Trangia Stove has been manufactured since 1925 and has long been a favorite of back packers and military forces in Europe.
How To Use The Trangia Cooker
|Manufacturer||Swedish Army Surplus|
I've been looking for a camping stove. When I saw this one it drew my attention. I like the fact that it uses alcohol and has its own mess kit that nests into a compact, lightweight unit. The design is simple yet reliable, and there is very little that could "break". This rugged little stove is just what I was looking for.
I wanted to be sure to use my Kit before I left a review. I have never used a Triangia before, So I didnt know what to expect.
I made myself a can of mini ravioli from chef boyardee, the food started to bubble and boil in less than 6 minutes, I was impressed with that.
I do have some questions about the product. It has little holes like it should have jet flames, but it never did that, even after having it run for nearly 25 minutes it just had a large flame coming out of the hole in the center where you light it.
it was also impossible to light when my ceiling fan was running, even if I had the included wind shield over the stove. It did light very easily once I made a "wick" out of a small piece of paper towel I rolled up and put in the alcohol. Maybe my alcohol was just old or something, it was about 5 years old and only 71% alcohol instead of the 91%.
I wonder if kerosene would work in this thing?
the Included mess kit seems pretty nice too, it is Miltec brand and If I remember right it was made in Germany.
My only real complaint is that cooking over the stove makes the bottom of the mess kit or whatever you cook on top of incredibly filthy and sooty. And that soot likes to smear onto whatever it comes into contact with. it cleans off fairly easily with soap, water, and elbow grease.
I will probably buy a couple more, the stove is extremely heavy duty, and the only thing that could cause this thing to stop working is if I lost it somehow.
I would recommend for sure.
This is the second kit I have purchased, Both great kits and nested together just fine. With the second purchase the alcohol bottle arrived with no cap but an email solved that problem quickly. I would purchase more often but in my opinion this site has a high cost of shipping compared to others
A new batch of kits. All parts nests together perfectly. A Swedish stove stand, fuel bottle, and military trangia stove. The mess is heavy gauge aluminum that will give many years of service. A great all inclusive kit and very affordable.
This is a steal for $25. You could buy the authentic set elsewhere and pay more than double but if you want to use the cook set, than this is the way to go. My set nests perfectly with the wind screen and the bottle and burner fit inside the can.
Wow. What a package for $10. As a user stated, they aren't actually all made for each other (nesting) but it is a very easy mod. Just take a rotary tool, or even a file to make the notch slightly bigger. Mine looks like they were made for each other, can't tell.
This is a great package deal, a lot of good stuff for $10. Mine were all in brand new condition (2 sets). Outstanding, glad I got 2... I wish they had more, have lots of friends I wish I could refer to get a couple as well.
I like to build a fire to cook on, but sometimes you are not allowed this is great for those times. Great cook set at stove
This is a great deal. I bought 2 and with a little dremel tool work had the mess kit nesting fairly well in the windscreen. As noted in other reviews , the plastic bottle for the alcohol doesn't fit inside, but I didn't particularly want that stored in something I'm gonna eat out of anyway. I'll probably get one for a friend when they are in stock again.
Good to have in your bug out kit.well worth the money
Overall this is a good set, but I really wish it would nest. The pieces probably could all fit together if the kit was modified but if I can get it to be self contained it'll be perfect. Regardless for $10 it is a good deal.
I purchased on Black Friday and have to say this is one of the best deals I got. While the other reviews are right the mess kit isn't Swedish, but it functions okay with the Trangia windscreen.
The secret to these is to use the best alcohol fuel you can find, namely denatured alcohol. Mine was from the 1960s and a few minutes of burn with the "good stuff" cleaned it right up.
Would buy again in a second if they were available.
My homemade pop can stove works much better than the Tangia. Whatever material is stuffed inside the Trangia is now working its way out of the inside of the stove and also plugging some of the way too many (24) holes in the top of stove, thus creating a slow and oxygen deprived burn. Pop can stove blossomed and boiled equal amount of water much quicker, even after spending the night at zero degrees. Read a lot of good things about the Trangia, bought 3 and they all ranked bad.
For the price you can't beat it. Haven't used one yet, but everything looks good. Windscreen doesn't fit, but that's an easy fix. Trangia is military issue not civilian. Only slightly larger. Bottle is too large to nest inside kit. Will be using the for a very long time.
This "set" represents good value for your dollar, despite the rather high shipping costs. The Trangia burner is a classic one that has proven itself over the years. It works well with the Swedish windscreen. These items are not really a "set" in that the Italian mess kit will not nest in the Swedish wind screen (for carrying) without modifying the windscreen. Also, the alcohol fuel bottle does not fit inside the mess kit as it does with the Swedish mess kit. It will have to be carried separately or you will have to use a smaller bottle. The windscreen can, however, be used with the windscreen to cook. All items appear to be new or unissued. The "kit" is on the heavy side for the weight conscious backpacker but should be fine for short outings or car camping.
Items were like new. Only problem is the mess kit does not nest into the windscreen as it should. I believe the windscreen can be modified to accept the mess kit fairly easy. Still a tremendous value! The stove and windscreen are genuine Swiss issue. The mess kit is not. Still, no regrets, considering the price.