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Thread: Wot! No Current Stove Threads On Here Of Lately Then?

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    I am still one by heckof a big Trangia fan myself. I have the lightweight 27 and the heavier 25, and the mini Trangia, and copies galore. I occasionally go gel in those with the Fire dragon stuff from BCB, but that is not to say necessarily that Iwill not use meths on occasion on a stove outdoors, as well still. I do have a Jetboil, and a Pocket Rocket, and several other stoves as well as a woodburner I got from someone on the forum classifieds some years ago.
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    http://www.bcbin.com/products/produc...roduct=Cooking

    This is my favourite fuel of the present moment! Fab bit o heat you can get off it! I prefer to get the fuel gel blocks though, rather than tote a bottle of it around with me.
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    Have you used gel in a trangia? I wonder if it would de gellify as the burner heats.

    I use a trangia 27 with bioethanol, fuel4 brand iirc. In the winter I pop an insulating cup on the base made from camping mat and aluminium tape. In the summer the alcohol boils too fast with it on unless it's simmering.

    I made a whistle cap for the kettle but there's not enough steam to make it whistle...

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    This could have been a good stove thread Trevor but you spoilt it when you wrote Jetboil.

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    Ha ha ha! No....I do know...butin the end I simply had to try one out! I resisted for so long too, years in fact you know!
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    That bioethanol is terrific stuff. I hate the smell of meths and it smokes up your pots. Bioethanol is smokeless and odourless and has given my Trangias a new lease of life - I had always used the gas convertor with them.



    Jetboil owner and proud.

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    Your soul is in conflict - the tortoise & the hare rolled into one. Your fear of soot shows your drift to the Dark Side where all is clean & fast.

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    Weird. I often read about sooty pans when using meths but must be unobservant as I haven't noticed it as an issue since the 80s.

    ESBIT or Hexi is another story...

    For just boiling water, Alcohol or solid fuel for me.
    Near silence trumps the smell (which I don't dislike)

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    Quote Originally Posted by HTTP ERROR 410 View Post

    Your soul is in conflict - the tortoise & the hare rolled into one. Your fear of soot shows your drift to the Dark Side where all is clean & fast.
    Surely the dark side is where the soot is?

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    So much to learn!

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    MSR Windburner - awesome for brews but that's it.

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    Yep I have the Wind-pro! So likewise! And an XGK-2 as well as a good few other lovelies from the not too distant past!

    If only I could get the dear Captain to post some of his stove pics, of his lovely inventions on here too, thenI know that you will all be very impressed indeed; particularly allthose that have joined here since 2009 ish time!
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    Why do the backpacking communities still go crazy for these liquid fuel stoves? They're heavy, fiddly and slow.

    I can blast a cup of tea on my ultralight gas stove in about 60 seconds. I understand liquid fuel on longer trips in places like Eastern Europe. Even in winter you can use gas now.

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    "Why do the backpacking communities still go crazy for these liquid fuel stoves?"

    Because they're fun???

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    Fun is something I'm game for but when something isn't as good as something else I'll take the easier option. I was out with a very experienced mate last month and he was messing about with his Primus stove for 20 mins. I was washing my pots whilst he was still trying to cook his food. Thats no fun.

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    Yes, originally it was presumably the weight saving on a long walk or big trail, but lots of folks just like the extra alternative fun bit of cooking outdoors with different systems, fuels and even wood!
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    Oh, it didn't take long for Alex to get deleted this time (re the now non-sequitur quote in my previous post)

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    Seems to be a thing spreading from thread to thread here right now, ask Diddi.
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    I mostly do multiday walks so useCaldera Clones- Flissure and Infernal -with a Featherfire alky stove. If car camping I have an Alpkit Brukit. If a day walk I use esbit and brew up in MSR Ti mug. Esbit does make the mug gooey so I am experimenting with the gel fuel seems ok,

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    Esbit is lovely if you compare it to horrid old hexamine blocks though! Hexi fumes are awful.
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