I am starting a tour from Carmel to Phoenix on Tuesday (April 11) and am planning to cook some meals on a mini-Trangia alcohol stove.
In practicing for the ride, I have cooked a few, one pot, meals with the Trangia. Each time, I've had to use several matches to finally get the stove to light and stay lite. I've also had to shake the stove (with the cover on it) before lighting it. After while, it simply stays lit.
I am using Rubbing Alcohol (70% alcohol) as a fuel.
Is the use of several matches normal for lighting a mini-Trangia or am I missing something?