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  • dudeonabike

    Nice review and vid–and good shot on putting the cover back on. I’d bet you’d decrease your 7 min boil time by putting a cover over the top (i.e., your paella pan). Save time and fuel. Have you tried it with any success?

    June 18, 2009
  • Justin

    Alcohol for the Trangia is difficult to find in Central America- even at hardware stores. You might want to switch to a multi-fuel stove when heading south of the border. We’ve used kerosene in our MSR DragonFly in the Philippines, Thailand, Belize and Costa Rica with much success albeit a little sooty. I just make sure I clean it regularly and carry spare MSR parts. Also, MSR will service your stove for free here in Seattle.

    June 18, 2009
  • Justin, thanks for that!…I was going to mention that once we cross borders we’re going to get a multi-fuel stove, but for the US portion, the alcohol should be fine…

    June 18, 2009
  • Surely straight ethanol is available in South/Central America…it’s virtually the same thing (minus the toxins added to make denatured alchohol undrinkable). And if you want to party, you can just sip from your stove!!

    June 18, 2009
  • FauxPorteur

    On Trangia’s website they link to a pdf that details what the name of the appropriate fuel for their stoves is for various countries/regions.

    http://www.trangia.se/core/files/2222.Names%20of%20fuels%20in%20different%20countries.pdf

    June 19, 2009
  • Thanks for the info

    June 22, 2009
  • For the use of the alcohol stoves…stay away from the Sunshine alcohol ‘marine’ fuel in the hardware aisle (up here in the NW at Ace Hardware) – it burns dirty. I have had much better luck with HEET (there are two formulas – so double check the content) – it is a little more money but comes in a bike friendly tour size and container!

    Great to see you all cooking with a paella pan…I want to bring my real mini wok on my next family trip. A french crepe style pan might work well too.

    See you all up in Portland at Roots!

    July 31, 2009
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    August 09, 2009
  • Blueskies

    Are you able to adjust the flame? i.e. simmering for rice vs. boiling water for tea?

    August 11, 2009
  • jack

    would you guys post some recipes or at least a breakdown of what you’re cooking/eating mostly? thanks!

    June 15, 2010
  • [...] new Trangia alcohol stove.  I’d read reviews from the good folks at The Path Less Pedaled raving about the stove for its simplicity, light weight, few movable parts, and ease of finding the cheap [...]

    September 21, 2010

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