Trangia fuel

Discussion in 'Touring and Adventure Cycling' started by Magna, 3 Apr 2008.

  1. Magna

    Magna New Member

    Got my new stove. Would like to know how much fuel people carry and how long it lasts. Cheers in advance.
  2. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    I would that depends on how readily available it is at your nightly pitch. It's heavy so the less the better....but anyway to answer the question I carried a litre bottle and it lasted me about a week ish
  3. OP

    Magna New Member

    Cool. I can only envisage getting away for weekends really so I guess I'll just get the half litre fuel bottle.

    I've been amassing my gear over the past couple of months and with a nanok performance -10 on it's way, I'm ready to rock and roll. (Well I could do with a bike actually . . . but that arrives mid-April).
  4. ASC1951

    ASC1951 Guru

    Half a litre should do for a weekend, even though alcohol doesn't pack anything like the punch of paraffin. If you put about 5% water in it it reduces the sooting. Something to do with free radicals.

    In the end I just kept all the aspects of a Trangia that I liked i.e. went for the gas conversion.
  5. Chris James

    Chris James Über Member

    5% water is a very good idea as otherwise it soots up like buggery and you get black over everything.
  6. campagman

    campagman Über Member

    at home
    I have used water and the sooting is minimal. Does anybody know if I can add the water to the fuel bottle before starting the trip, will that effect the meths somehow? I think that trying to add a teaspoon of water to the burner could be a little fiddly and possibly result in spillages, etc.
  7. andygates

    andygates New Member

    Sure you can. My meths has been in its bottle (the Trangia branded bottles are pricey but indestructible) for about three years and is still good: I watered it when I got it.
  8. Muddyfox

    Muddyfox Veteran

    Mind You ... he was having a Kebab every other night ;)

  9. Brock

    Brock Senior Member

    Cooking kebab on a Trangia takes must take some skill.
  10. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    Why?...All I did was skewer a Lamb on a tent peg and hold it over the burner
  11. hubgearfreak

    hubgearfreak Über Member

    it's good to make a ratatouille on the trangia, when in south france, italy or somewhere with delicious cheap fresh vegetables

    and if you need to ask for meths in italy, they pronounce it alk-hule
  12. vernon

    vernon Harder than Ronnie Pickering

    Meanwood, Leeds
    It's easier and quicker to buy and open a tin of the stuff :biggrin:
  13. redcogs

    redcogs New Member

    Moray Firth
    i'm waiting for my new Trangia to arrive (complete with non stick ware!). Exciting. i'm such a sad bugger that i've even looked on YouTube and found a few little films about how to use em - which has made me even more excited :sad::biggrin:

    Meths with water? shaken, or stirred please?
  14. Brock

    Brock Senior Member

    I haven't tried the water trick... Does it effect the temperature of the flame?
  15. hubgearfreak

    hubgearfreak Über Member

    no doubt. but for me cycling and camping are for leisure, not a timed race:tongue:
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