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Message posted by eel28 on 11/5/2014 at 3:08pm
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Quote: Originally posted by Frog on 11/5/2014
Another Trangia fan here, I use both meths and also have a gas conversion for it as well. A recent purchase of a jetboil flash has me heading a bit towards the dark side though ;) the jetboil is great for a quick cuppa or a wayfarer meal but you can't do fried bacon and sausage on it !!



And thats just what I love about the Trangia, the fact you can cook 'proper' food with it, in near silence (oh plus it all nests together)

whereas it seems to me, that more 'modern' gas stoves are all about how quickly they can boil a cup of water, whilst sounding like a jet engine!

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Ha ha ha yes :) the jetboil is good but it does sound like some low level air display in the porch of the tent :)

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Hi, only got five stoves optimus 111b , optimus 8r Chinese copy of MSR featherlite a gas burner and a Marskill stainless trangia type which is always the one I tend to take although the 8r is always in my panniers as back up. When camping with friends they have banned me from using my pressure stoves because the flaring scares the s**t out of them the pussies.

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The best backpacking stove currently available has to be the KOVEA Spider remote canister stove. I got mine with two different adapters, one for cheap butane canisters to save money, and one for CampingGaz canisters for when I'm in France. Brilliant for solo backpacking, and cooking for small groups. Works really well with Trangia pots and pans as you can control the heat much better, and it is small enough to fit inside the set, and is much less hastle. Using gas canisters feels much safer than sloshing meths around as well. Bacon & eggs no problem!

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