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    Trangia cooking kit pro and cons?

    Who uses a Trangia cooking kit? The metho version?

    What do you like or not like?

    Honest options appreciated.

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    The hardcore hikers seem to favour the Trangia. You know the type, measure the weight of everything down the gram. Lightweight everything. The trangia is proven, it has the benefit of seeing how much fuel is remaining, etc. They are light weight, tough and seem to distribute heat really well. This is required for those hiker types that bring along their along their cryovaced meat and take over an hour to cook their food. I don't think you can go wrong with one of these.

    I prefer and use a canister stove. Cheap, simple, easy. The only downside in my mind is that you can't see how much gas is left. That said, the gas cylinders last a long time and are not that heavy. They can come with a pot set and pack up really small.

    Also interested in other people's views.
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    I am inclined to agree with Harps and his reasoning.
    Metho is just an extra to carry and would take as much room as a 1 litre water-bottle.
    Not sure how long that much would last.
    Am told the 400gm. bottles with a 360 degree stove top would last a Fortnight at least.
    I prefer the LPGas Cylinder type hiking stove with stainless pots and a billy/teapot.
    For just one person, you could even get something like the Jet-Boil (expensive though).
    The Stainless pots etc. are more durable than the aluminium ones.
    And in the scale of things it might be cheaper to go down the LPG path.

    https://www.anacondastores.com/campi...camping-stoves
    Hope it works out for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Touring Rich View Post
    Who uses a Trangia cooking kit? The metho version?

    What do you like or not like?

    Honest options appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pacs View Post
    mate is this weight reduction for the GU you know it still wont brake the land speed record
    You know me mate, slow and steady...

    Just had a good look at one. I like checking out differ methods. I do a lot of solo cooking so that’s why it came to mind
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    Quote Originally Posted by Touring Rich View Post
    You know me mate, slow and steady...

    Just had a good look at one. I like checking out differ methods. I do a lot of solo cooking so that’s why it came to mind
    Yeah the hiking stuff gets pricey real quick I recall Gary playing around with these sort of stoves I think the coleman hyperflame style stoves are worth every penny none of the issues I used to have with the small portable stoves in windy conditions or cold mornings where you would have the gas canisters under the arms trying to warm them up enough to boil the billy

    this is what I have these days works a treat and the bottles are around $7 https://www.colemanaustralia.com.au/...stoves#start=4
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    Given your phone call Rich and a quick google, guess what arrived today?

    https://www.snowys.com.au/furno-stove-and-pot-set

    I couldn't resist another one at this price....
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    Nice find guys actually I recall seeing this in one of Ronda Dahls early movies that's more affordable than many of the options available
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harps View Post
    Given your phone call Rich and a quick google, guess what arrived today?

    https://www.snowys.com.au/furno-stove-and-pot-set

    I couldn't resist another one at this price....
    �� nice one mate!
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    I use the Trangia for hiking only. Works okay but then I have never used any of the newer canister types. The Trangia never fails. I've also made a few similar stoves out of soft drink cans. I like the Trangia because it's simple. I also prefer compasses over GPS receivers...so I think you can work me out pretty quickly!

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