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Old 05-03-13, 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Rowan View Post
I converted to a full Trangia set-up when a friend cooked with his bacon and eggs for five one Christmas on a bike trip.

I've often toured with a second burner that sits securely in a nifty three-piece stand that is very stable, and a piece of roof flashing for a windshield so I can cook in both pots at once. The whole lot breaks down and packs inside the Trangia bundle.

I also used my Trangia set-up exclusively for six months when I lived in what might be termed rustic accommodation. I can't quite remember, but I think a litre of methylated spirits lasted around a fortnight -- and at around $4 a bottle, that would work out to be a tad over $100 a year. It would be even less if I had bought in bulk.

And no, I didn't burn the place down through accidental spillage or misuse. The place burnt down in a monumental bushfire that is still suspected to have started from a campfire lit on a day of extremely high fire danger...no Trangias or alcohol burners (or other type of campstove) in sight on that day
Have a link to the three piece stand?
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Old 05-03-13, 06:14 PM
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Not sure if this is the one in question but I have seen this one and it was well made.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mojo-Pot-Sta...-/140901929793
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Old 05-03-13, 06:34 PM
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Originally Posted by robow View Post
Not sure if this is the one in question but I have seen this one and it was well made.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mojo-Pot-Sta...-/140901929793
Shoot. GRRRR. I just got this one: http://www.amazon.com/Esbit-Ultralig...Mojo+Pot+Stand
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And I use this one....

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Interesting.... the mojo is just a stand but that esbit is that plus wind screen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdLHUshYP5k
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Originally Posted by chefisaac View Post
Interesting.... the mojo is just a stand but that esbit is that plus wind screen
Yes and no, a true wind screen will extend above the bottom of the pan where the flame will be making contact. So it's better than nothing but not as nice as a higher complete windscreen like shown on that Clickstand.

http://clikstand.com/p_windscreens.html

But then aluminum foil can solve that problem easily and lightly enough.
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Old 05-03-13, 07:22 PM
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Originally Posted by chefisaac View Post
Have a link to the three piece stand?
Ummm, no. It was made for me by a friend out of a discard aluminium road sign to the design of a British stand that went out of production 20 or more years ago. I'll try to set up some photographs to show how it works, but it's still in storage boxes somewhere in the garage. It works really well because the Trangia burner is a tight fit in the middle of the stand, and it is wide enough to take a standard Trangia pot without it slipping off.

On wind screens, ensure you have holes punched into the bottom in sufficient numbers to ensure that there is enough air getting to the flame to keep it alight. The holes might be punched on only one half, or all the way around. The Trangia stand itself has airholes on one side so that in windy conditions, the amount of air and therefore the heat can be controlled by turning the holes more into or out of the wind.
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Old 05-03-13, 07:38 PM
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I believe the Sierra Club had some recipe books out for hikers in similar situations. One was called Cooking for Camp and Trail, and the other was called Food for Knapsackers. In Cooking for Camp and Trail's Cornish Pasty recipe, I would substitute rutabaga for the turnips. Sonofa***** Stew(p.46)also good, if you like beef brains.
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Old 05-06-13, 05:40 PM
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I have a Trangia question - What's the largest size pot you regularly use with it? Or put another way - how much water can it boil in a reasonable amount of time? I have one that came with a small pot/fry pan combination and I really like using it, but have really only used it on short day tours in the winter to make tea or coffee. Lately, I've been playing around with it a little more - making breakfast for my son out on the patio just for kicks.

I'm thinking about taking it instead of the whisperlite on an upcoming tour, but wonder whether it's up to the task of cooking for 2 adults and 2 kids.

Thanks -
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Originally Posted by kesroberts View Post
I have a Trangia question - What's the largest size pot you regularly use with it? Or put another way - how much water can it boil in a reasonable amount of time? I have one that came with a small pot/fry pan combination and I really like using it, but have really only used it on short day tours in the winter to make tea or coffee. Lately, I've been playing around with it a little more - making breakfast for my son out on the patio just for kicks.

I'm thinking about taking it instead of the whisperlite on an upcoming tour, but wonder whether it's up to the task of cooking for 2 adults and 2 kids.

Thanks -
Depends on what type of cooking you are doing. Basic heating and eating you will probably do okay, 7 course dinners might come up a bit short. Carry two stoves, we have done it for years when cycle touring.

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Old 05-07-13, 06:23 AM
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Thanks - Good point - I'll just bring both.
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Yep, love the Trangia.

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Yep, love the Trangia.

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I'll see his meal and raise him another:
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A little friendly food contest brewing....
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A little friendly food contest brewing....
I want samples

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Originally Posted by chefisaac View Post
A little friendly food contest brewing....
I volunteer to act as food critic and judge, tough job I know but somebody has to sacrifice here.

Rowan and Digga those look scrumptious ! You guys can tour with me anytime where I'll supply whatever foods you need and you supply the cooking expertise.
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Rowan, what do you do with left over ingredients? Take them with you? Like the milk, etc?
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Rowan, what do you do with left over ingredients? Take them with you? Like the milk, etc?
I drank the milk for breakfast -- as a milk coffee -- and used some on cooked oats, IIRC. The pancake mix was picked up at a shop near the campground. As you can see, the margarine tub was a bit battered (so to speak) but went in the food sack, in the pannier right side up. And the cream was in a spray pack, and despite those coming from the refrigerated dairy section, they usually do us for desserts over a week or so.

Normally in Australia, I take along powdered milk (as opposed to the granulated stuff in North America). The brands I use mix really nicely. An evening power drink comprises two heap large teaspoons of sugar, powdered milk and Milo (a chocolate malt powder here in Aus) in a large mug and filled with hot water.

You can see in the first pair of pictures how the pot with stew has blackened on the outside with a lot of use. And for the other pair of pictures, if we haven't brought something for wine, a the bottom third cut off a 600ml plastic Coke bottle with a Swiss Army knife or pair of scissors works a treat, too.
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I'll see his meal and raise him another:
Vino! How could I forget the vino???

But back on topic, give me the trangia any day. I don't need to boil a pot of water in 23.445 seconds. After a long day in the saddle there are few better things I can think of than taking my time preparing and cooking my evening meal with a couple of glasses of red. Ahhh...
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Love the Trangia also. So simple, and, I find, not so slow. I boil enough water for a couple of cups of coffee in ten minutes. What's ten minutes? In fact, if I've nothing else to do, sitting there watching the world is a pleasure.
I've got three or four stove sets. One of my favourites is the Swedish Army unit. It's a bit bigger and heavier, but so well designed. and cheap off ebay (the burner, which is a bigger unit cooks slower, which can actually be an advantage with some foods), but I tend to use the normal burner. Take two burners if you want/need to get a boil on quicker.
Also love the Swedish trangia for its panset, which is marked for rice and water, and has a Smaller pan which sits in top over the bigger pan. The rice is cooked when the top pan rises out of the bottom pan. Genius.
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blueberry pancakes:

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