- Having previously used gas stoves I find the trangia much more relaxing to use. You can get it going and just forget about it while you ponder the world. It's unlikely to boil over or burn unless you completely forget about it.
The system of 2 pans and a kettle mean that you can do real cooking (usually a main and then a side of pasta/rice/cous cous works very well).
It's all packs nicely into itself for easy storage and transportation.
It's a great stove if you have a few people to feed on a trip of a few days when doing real cooking is more practical and economical (and sometimes more enjoyable!).
- The slowness of the trangia could be seen as a downside. You can't just whip it out for a quick cup of tea. It takes about 10 mins to boil.
It's slightly heavier than I would like it to be but if you consider that it will feed 3-4 people that weight becomes negligible when divided up.
If I'm going solo on a day or 1 night trip I'd probably leave this at home and take the jetboil.
Published on: 01 July 2015