We love the outdoors, and we love food, so it made sense to invest in a Trangia.
More than 60 years of development have gone into this hardwearing and reliable Swedish Trangia windproof stove. The stove is efficient and easy to use, even in high winds and severe cold. This compact and complete cooking system burns liquid fuels such as Bio-Ethanol fuel and Methylated spirit which are cheap, safe and readily available. A trick I recently learned is that by adding 10 – 15% water to the fuel it will significantly reduce the amount of soot on the base of your pans.
We opted for the larger Trangia 25 6-UL with two non-stick saucepans (1.5L / 1.75L), a frying pan (22cm) and kettle (0.9L). Although it is still a very lightweight cook set, it weighs 1170g so we’ll use it for car camping or short trips, this is not meant to be the backpacking version!
The stove is high quality, and very stable to cook on. So far we have cooked a beef stew, a chicken and potato stew, and some sausages. At the end of cooking, we let the fuel in the burner run out, rather than extinguishing the flame, using the last of the heat to boil the kettle for a cuppa.
To make our Trangia 25 cookset complete, we have ordered: a drawstring bag (it would be great if this was included), 2 aluminium plates, a Multidisc (chopping board, strainer, lid), and a 500ml fuel bottle.