- Please can someone review the Trangia Mini?
Looking for basic, robust, foolproof stove for bivvy trips with my young son.
He’s 7 and desperate to have an “adventure”. I’m looking at a bit of wild camping/bivvying but most of my kit is more car camping style – Coleman multi fuel stove etc.
How do people rate the little Trangia? Fannying around with one in the shop it seemed spot on; stable, robust etc. whereas the gas stoves all seemed a bit unstable. What are lighter alternatives?Posted 3 years agoDracSubscriberrwamartinMember
I’ve got a Mini Trangia. It’s good but needs a windshield. A breeze makes it flare quite badly and reduces the performance quite significantly.
We’ve also used a trangia burner with a Honey Stove and a Zebra pot (12cm I think). The pot is big enough to get a couple of army ration packs in.
Honey stove is excellent. Again, needs a windshield but you can burn wood with it.
Anyway, is the mini trangia worth it? Yes.
Hope this helps.
Rich.Posted 3 years agoMalvern RiderMember
My favourite bit of kit along with a Kelly Kettle. Not perfect but has never let me down and I like not having to cart and recycle cartridges. Have used a Trangia Mini for a good 14 years, replaced the burner once after about 10 yrs.
It’s well-designed with the saucepan also being the carry-case, the non-stick frying pan becoming the lid, the handle becoming a spring to keep everything from rattling when packed up. I use an alloy fuel flask for spirits.
The baffle/flame control is the only fiddly thing and it takes a bit of skill to get the flame how you like, but let’s face it it’s mostly for boiling things, heating things and frying bacon or eggs – not for organising and cooking anything complicated.
I also bought the mini Trangia kettle to use on it. That too is great, but I forgot to leave the handle up once and melted the black coating on it.
In short I’ve found the set to be reliable, well-designed and durable as long as my cooking expectations aren’t above its abilities.
*Edit – +1 for a windshield if on open terrain, though I normally rig something with rocks or whatever.Posted 3 years ago
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