User Review: Trangia Spirit Stove
Price Paid: $15
The Trangia stove performed exactly as promised. This is an excellent supplement to my wood-gas stove that I made out of paint cans and hardware cloth (fits nicely in the pint inner can), or a fine stand alone.
This stove does needs a pot stand and the one that comes with it (seen in post picture) is ridiculous. It is made of pot metal and is 6" across by 3.25" tall, not suited for travel.
For fuel I am currently using yellow Heet(R) for fuel and it burns clean, no soot or smell. I intend to give Everclear a try given it's multipurpose qualities like sterilization and mixing;). I know it will cost more but really in the big picture it should be insignificant.
If you are shopping alcohol stoves I would also suggest you investigate the Esbit alcohol stove. It tends to be a few more bucks but appears to be more refined.