Which stove should I get for a month long back packing trip.
I've never used a Trangia, but my "go to" stoves are all meths fuelled, and i'd trust them over any other type/fuel, so the Trangia may well be the best choice for you if you don't mind -
The relatively slow boil/cooking times.
Gas does seem to overtake the weight savings over meths after around 6/7 days, but if gas carts aren't available.....?
Also, maybe a multi fuel stove would be the best all round option. ?
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I use home made meths burners with Caldera cone clones, not off the shelf kit, and i gave up on gas 2 years ago now as meths suits the one/ two day trips i mostly do, but in your position i'd go for a multi fuel stove probably, main reason being petrol and diesel are available everywhere, and i'd more than likely forget the French term for "meths".
Each have their merits, it's where and how you'll be using it that counts.
Montgomery Wick wrote (see)
he'll just be eating frites and baguettes on the rare occasions he's not breeding a new super-strain of chlamydia with his fellow backpackers.
Aussie Rules (gap-year) backpacking then?
Genaa wrote (see)
This would let you burn meths, hexamine and twigs.
Mini Trangia every time for me. Not that expensive (about £22 on Amazon). Not too bulky in rucksack. Meths available anywhere. Just write down the foreign names on a bit of paper. No worries carrying a drop of fuel in hold luggage as far as I know.
Maybe someone can confirm or clarify the last bit.
I like Paddies solution for a meths burner. But it does'nt seem possible to burn wood with it. However it retains and distributes the heat likely very nice.
For a month trip and not wanting constantly to hunt for fuel a combo of woodburner and meths burner will suit you fine. Indeed something like a Caldera cone, Bushcooker or whatever as long as the woodburner supports pans and also can contain a meths cup (a trangia or whatever brand of cup).
Have a look at this site. Meths info for about 25 to 30 countries.
Also lots of other useful stuff.
I just went for a Trangia 27 - 2 UL, bigger than I was hoping for, but at least I'll have comfort cooking each night. And I got it at a bargin price, just happened to catch one on ebay. Waiting for it too arrive, then test it out at the weekend. Thanks everyone for your suggestions. Im thinking I may try out a few when the money situation is better, the Honey Stove has some fantastic reviews, as for making my own, yesterday Imade a can burner and its own wind sheild, good fun, made a brew on it.
Thanks again all.
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