Trangia 25-3 UL
Source: bought it new
A great minimalist stove.
- Fuel doesn't stain
- Easy to use
- Limited applications
I use this stove for bicycle camping. Can't understand why anyone would drop big bucks on a complicated stove that uses bottled tanks that have to be carried out. You just have to remember what it is and what its limits are. Be patient. It works in any weather.
Oh, and DON'T use isoproplyl alcohol. It makes a mess. Denatured alcohol or Heet gdas line antifreeze (in the yellow bottle) burns much cleaner.
Price Paid: $60 Aus
These stoves have been around for along time, they are bullet proof, simple as that. As long as you have fuel they will work. I have had mine in -40c and +40c it worked fine. At -40c it was slow but eventually I got hot coffee, feed etc.
Obviously gas and liquid stoves work faster and produce more heat but these have no moving parts nothing to break and they go on and on forever. With the gas adapters and solid fuel options they are one of the best all round options if you want reliability and let's face it not everyone is trying to cook a meal on the slopes of Everest.
Solid, reliable and you can pass them on to your grandchildren.
Price Paid: £55
This stove is quite simply bullet proof. They've been areound for quite a few years now but you can always rely on them to heat whatever you need. It's not got the hottest flame but at least its fuel of meths is cheap. It's extremely easy to use and although it's heavier than some of the other stoves there is nothing in it to break. It is simplicity at its very best.
Where to Buy
We found the Trangia 25-3 UL at 1 outdoor retailer: