Compact Trangia Potstand

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Re: Compact Trangia Potstand

Postby DarenN » Sat Jun 28, 2008 8:52 am

Ridgerunner wrote:Why do you suppose that the boil times differed with the different amounts of fuel used? If you used one ounce would the boil time take longer ?


i'm not sure, but i'd venture a guess that the lower volume of fuel heats to it's boiling point quicker.

hhmmmm,,,,, never thought to try larger quantities of fuel. i'll let you now what i find out later. ;)
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Re: Compact Trangia Potstand

Postby DarenN » Sat Jun 28, 2008 10:25 am

ok Ridgerunner, i did three test boils using 1oz of fuel.
average:
boil - 5:40
out - 10:10

then i thought to try the far end of the scale. i loaded the burner to capacity with 3oz of fuel, weighed it, boiled 2cups of water(in 6:10), put it out, and weighed it again and found a difference of 15grams. i then used the scale to find that 15g equals 21ml. from previous testing i know that this burner will easily boil 2c on 16ml. this leads me to the assumption that it is not economical to use the burner to store fuel.

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Re: Compact Trangia Potstand

Postby Ridgerunner » Sat Jun 28, 2008 2:22 pm

this leads me to the assumption that it is not economical to use the burner to store fuel.
Would the same hold true for the Trangia ?

I just finished reading White Blaze Fever. Excellent book ! Ol' "Mountain Slayer" used an esbit stove with solid fuel tablets the entire AT trip. I wonder what the practicality of using fuel tablets over alcohol to just boil water :?: You don't have to worry about spillage or leakage. I don't know how many he carried at a time but he did try to minimize postal drops and take advantage of eateries along the trail. I don't think he took more than 3 to 5 days worth of rations at a time but may have carried more fuel tabs to get him to his next postal drop. Alot of planning has to go into a long hike of that nature. ;)
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Re: Compact Trangia Potstand

Postby DarenN » Sat Jun 28, 2008 5:13 pm

check the thread title. it is the Trangia we're talking about.

i can't comment on Esbit stoves as i've never used one.

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Re: Compact Trangia Potstand

Postby DarenN » Sat Jun 28, 2008 8:01 pm

(same pic as the first post in this thread. re-posted for reference.)
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the legs of the potstand are on a 6" outer diameter. i thought to make it smaller and bent up a set of legs to make a 5" diameter. bad idea!! :o it would stand up on it's own but as soon as i put a pot of water on it, splash!!, it collapsed.
well, the floor needed a wash anyway. ;) at least it wasn't burning! :D

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Re: Compact Trangia Potstand

Postby Ridgerunner » Sat Jun 28, 2008 9:47 pm

check the thread title. it is the Trangia we're talking about.
:oops: :oops: :oops: I lost track, I was thinking about your new stainless Tatonka Stove.
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Re: Compact Trangia Potstand

Postby DarenN » Mon Jun 30, 2008 10:14 am

a slight modification to the leg geometry, and the stand will now accept the Trangia canister burner.

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i'm led to believe that because this burner has an evaporater tube that it will run as a liquid burner (canister inverted). does anyone know if this is true?

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Re: Compact Trangia Potstand

Postby Ridgerunner » Mon Jun 30, 2008 3:57 pm

a slight modification to the leg geometry, and the stand will now accept the Trangia canister burner
I did not know Trangia had a cannister burner. The burner fits nicely in your stand. Now the stand will hold the alcohol burner and the cannister burner? Multi-functional----- Sweeeeet ! ;)
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Re: Compact Trangia Potstand

Postby DarenN » Mon Jun 30, 2008 6:43 pm

not only do they have a canister burner, there is also a white gas burner based on the Optimus Nova multi fuel burner. the Nova is one of the best W/G burners i've had the pleasure of messing around with.

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Re: Compact Trangia Potstand

Postby samh » Mon Jun 30, 2008 10:58 pm

DarenN wrote:Image


What's the weight on this, Daren?


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