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Stove of the Week: The Trangia 27

Postby hikin_jim » Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:17 pm

I've been working like a fiend lately, but I've been making time on Saturdays to get out with my daughter.

I've been taking along my Trangia 27.
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My hope is that my Trangia 27 is stable enough that my daughter won't knock it over and get burned. She's fairly cautious by nature, but I'd still hate for there to be an accident. Hopefully, I'm being safe enough for my daughter.
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My daughter has authorized me to endorse the product in her name, but she seems to be endorsing the product just fine without me. :wink:
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As is my habit, I've written up the Trangia 27 on my blog. Please join me for another Adventure in Stoving, this time with the Stove of the Week, the Trangia 27.

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Re: Stove of the Week: The Trangia 27

Postby freestone » Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:52 am

To save weight and keep within the spirit of the design I forgo the frying pan/lid, pot gripper, and the two pots and use the Trangia teapot instead since I basically freezer bag it with cozys. I have all the Trangias but the 27 is my favorite. Thank you for mentioning how the pots can be stacked for cooking, not many people know that!

I don't know why Trangia does not make the windscreen with titanium, it would really help on the weight and not affect cooking time or fuel consumption.







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Re: Stove of the Week: The Trangia 27

Postby hikin_jim » Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:03 am

freestone wrote:To save weight and keep within the spirit of the design I forgo the frying pan/lid, pot gripper, and the two pots and use the Trangia teapot instead since I basically freezer bag it with cozys. I have all the Trangias but the 27 is my favorite. Thank you for mentioning how the pots can be stacked for cooking, not many people know that!

I don't know why Trangia does not make the windscreen with titanium, it would really help on the weight and not affect cooking time or fuel consumption.
Nice set up. I don't have a Trangia tea kettle. I'd like to get one (although I already have a couple of different backpacking type tea kettles) :rolleyes:

I think Trangia may have offered a ti version for a while, but they discontinued it.

Leaving the fry pan/lid alone behind saves a lot of weight. An aluminum foil lid can be used instead.

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Re: Stove of the Week: The Trangia 27

Postby freestone » Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:50 pm

Trangia may have offered a ti version for a while, but they discontinued it.

They offered it with their pots only and I have at least one. Trangia probably realized there was a net weight gain since titanium transfers heat poorly causing the hiker to carry more fuel to cook the same amount of food. They were also into darkened cook surfaces so I even painted the bottom of my tea kettle black! Don't go there, trust me.

I'd like to get one (although I already have a couple of different backpacking type tea kettles) :rolleyes:


The shape and dimensions of the Trangia pot/tea kettle bottom is not haphazard. It nests in the windscreen perfectly and the burner flame conforms to the shape of the pan bottom for the right amount of heat and air flow. The devil is in the details and the Swedes really had a engineering field day on this project. :littledevil:
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Re: Stove of the Week: The Trangia 27

Postby hikin_jim » Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:19 pm

freestone wrote:The shape and dimensions of the Trangia pot/tea kettle bottom is not haphazard. It nests in the windscreen perfectly and the burner flame conforms to the shape of the pan bottom for the right amount of heat and air flow. The devil is in the details and the Swedes really had a engineering field day on this project. :littledevil:

So far I've just made do with the two pots that came with my model 27. The dern thing is heavy enough without a kettle too. Still, it would be nice to have the kettle for car camping.

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Re: Stove of the Week: The Trangia 27

Postby freestone » Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:39 pm

So far I've just made do with the two pots that came with my model 27. The dern thing is heavy enough without a kettle too. Still, it would be nice to have the kettle for car camping.


No need for a kettle if you take the pots, but if your car camping, any kettle will work, even the one on your kitchen stove. My kit is just the kettle, no lid or pots. The burner and accessories fit inside the kettle. Even foregoing all that, I'm still at 17oz. so I'm about to pull the trigger for a Caldera Cone.
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Re: Stove of the Week: The Trangia 27

Postby hikin_jim » Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:31 pm

The Caldera Cone is a good set up. Not as versatile as the Trangia, but for BP'ing, I keep my menu pretty simple.

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Re: Stove of the Week: The Trangia 27

Postby vandman » Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:35 pm

I'm a recent convert to alcohol stoves. I Love my Trangia! I have tricked it out with hardware cloth for a pot stand and roof flashing as a wind screen and it is just as efficient as my msr pocket rocket.
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Re: Stove of the Week: The Trangia 27

Postby hikin_jim » Sun Dec 11, 2011 8:44 pm

vandman wrote:I'm a recent convert to alcohol stoves. I Love my Trangia! I have tricked it out with hardware cloth for a pot stand and roof flashing as a wind screen and it is just as efficient as my msr pocket rocket.

Hi, Vandman,

Sounds like a good solid set up. There is a certain pleasure in using alcohol stoves, isn't there? Silent, simple, just light 'em up and they go.

About how much alcohol are you using to boil, say, 2 cups of water?

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Re: Stove of the Week: The Trangia 27

Postby freestone » Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:09 pm

About how much alcohol are you using to boil, say, 2 cups of water?


This seems to be the standard now to determine efficiency. Very cold Sierra water at 11000 feet with a stiff breeze or tap water at sea level in a cold garage. So many variables, but I do believe we can get a good idea on efficiency when the testing conditions are consistent.

Vandman, it sounds like you eliminated everything Trangia from your kit but the burner. I am guessing your started with the Mini series?
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Re: Stove of the Week: The Trangia 27

Postby vandman » Fri Dec 23, 2011 9:11 am

Yes, I'm using just the mini burner with a snow peak 1.5. The hardware cloth, flashing, stove and lighter all fit perfectly in the pot. I use about 3/4 of an ounce of denatured alcohol for a two cup boil. I have field tested it in windy, snowy east coast(3,000 ft) conditions, and it boils in 6 minutes. I love the simplicity--no muss, no fuss and no moving parts to break way out in the wilderness.The alcohol ignites easily with just a spark from a disposable lighter, and primes in 15-20 seconds. Simple is always better. Here are a few photos taken in The Appalachians...
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Re: Stove of the Week: The Trangia 27

Postby freestone » Sat Dec 24, 2011 3:02 pm

Nice setup Vandman. You Appalachianders have been on the cutting edge of UL and Alcohol stoves for a while now. The 2 links at the bottom of your post was well worth the clicks to get there, some good stuff in deed. thanks for sharing.
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