Trangia 25 Non-Stick Cookset With Kettle & Spirit Burner £47.60 @ Amazon
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Trangia 25 Non-Stick Cookset With Kettle & Spirit Burner £47.60 @ Amazon

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Found 31st May 2016
Been tracking these for a while and it's been at the £56 mark for a while it is the 25-6 UL with the kettle, it's approximately £70-£80 elsewhere and the very cheapest it has ever been according to CCC is £44 so this is a touch more expensive, but a good deal as we're coming into prime festival and camping season.

I haven't ever actually used one, but having read all alternatives I've landed on one of these to cook with whilst I'm camping.
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I've had mine for 30 years now (non stick version), there may be lighter or more compact options but for durability and reliability you can't go wrong

I've had mine for 30 years now (non stick version), there may be lighter … I've had mine for 30 years now (non stick version), there may be lighter or more compact options but for durability and reliability you can't go wrong



I'd be interested to know what the best things you have cooked on it are. Is there a trangia cookbook you'd recommend?
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I'd be interested to know what the best things you have cooked on it are. … I'd be interested to know what the best things you have cooked on it are. Is there a trangia cookbook you'd recommend?



I have a Trangia and an MSR Whisperlite. The Trangia gets the job done, but it is very slow (and finding meths can be a hassle). I'm not sure I'd wish to rely on it at festivals and what not. Better to just take a cheap dual gas burner with some spare cartridges. No waiting around for things to cook, and much easier to cook bacon (where high temperatures are needed).

This is how I view the various options;

Gas canister stove - festivals & other fixed locations where convenience & easily adjusted heat are important
Trangia - hiking in lowland areas where you don't expect much bad weather
MSR - high altitude, windy conditions & remote locations (where meths are difficult to find...but petrol is easy)
Trangia with the optional gas burner... best of both worlds.
Just a bit of advice for people unfamiliar with these BE CAREFUL always cook outside as you will be using a naked flame in a burner full of methanol or something similar and if you knock it over it will be like a firebomb ( excessive beer / other substances is a no no)

Heat added (no pun intended)

Otherwise a great bit of kit at a great price
Expired. Back to £56.00. Good while it lasted though.
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Just a bit of advice for people unfamiliar with these BE CAREFUL always … Just a bit of advice for people unfamiliar with these BE CAREFUL always cook outside as you will be using a naked flame in a burner full of methanol or something similar and if you knock it over it will be like a firebomb ( excessive beer / other substances is a no no)Heat added (no pun intended)Otherwise a great bit of kit at a great price



Another good reason not to use them at a festival

I've had mine for 30 years now (non stick version), there may be lighter … I've had mine for 30 years now (non stick version), there may be lighter or more compact options but for durability and reliability you can't go wrong

[quote=] I've had mine for 30 years now (non stick version), there may be … [quote=] I've had mine for 30 years now (non stick version), there may be lighter or more compact options but for durability and reliability you can't go wrong



They all taste good when you add fresh air/hunger/achievement. I usually wild camp so it comes down to pack weight, high carb/protein etc. Eggs, bacon, sausage, steak, pasta, beans, lentils, couscous and sticky toffee pudding (a treat) can all be done on a Trangia, it just comes down to planning what you like versus where you're going. As someone has said, it is slow, but I tend to enjoy the journey more than the destination anyway.
Edited by: "moonpie" 2nd Jun 2016

I think you'll find they're one of the few cookers you can take to a festival. Gas/Aerosol canisters are banned (and for a good reason) and your obviously not going to be allowed to use petrol.

Im not entirely sure if this is true but I imagine using decent Bio-ethanol such as La Hacienda which is 99% Ethanol or something like that then it'll be more efficient/heat faster/possibly get hotter. I've used cheap meths cookers for the past 3 Leeds Festivals and theyve done the job very well.

Admittedly meths is dangerous and I have personally set fire to a bottle once (thankfully it was almost empty) but its still a helluva lot safer than having a gas bottle in an area with a lot of campfires.


Another good reason not to use them at a festival


Edited by: "timothyw9" 8th Jun 2016
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I think you'll find they're one of the few cookers you can take to a … I think you'll find they're one of the few cookers you can take to a festival. Gas/Aerosol canisters are banned (and for a good reason) and your obviously not going to be allowed to use petrol.Im not entirely sure if this is true but I imagine using decent Bio-ethanol such as La Hacienda which is 99% Ethanol or something like that then it'll be more efficient/heat faster/possibly get hotter. I've used cheap meths cookers for the past 3 Leeds Festivals and theyve done the job very well.Admittedly meths is dangerous and I have personally set fire to a bottle once (thankfully it was almost empty) but its still a helluva lot safer than having a gas bottle in an area with a lot of campfires.



Guess it depends on the festival. We've been going to Shambala for years, and there's no problem using the gas canister cookers
Leeds festival on the other hand are probably wise to ban such things
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